Have you ever tried grilled fruit?
I was skeptical at first, thinking that fruit ought to always be sweet, cold, and crisp, but after trying it myself, I’m a complete convert. Summer fruits are my favorite, especially since they have that juicy, refreshing and sometimes tropical taste. Why not take it to the next level on the grill?
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Grilling fruit somehow enhances sweetness and adds a wonderful, slightly charred taste, bringing a whole other dimension to fruit.
It might sound strange, but don’t knock it ’til you try it!
Try out this awesome and easy recipe with select summer fruits that will really leave their mark on your taste buds.
Grilled Summer Fruit
Salt and pepper, Chili powder (optional)
1. If grilling skewers, cut your fruit into 1 to 1-1/2-inch chunks and stick a skewer straight through the center of each piece of fruit. Otherwise, just be sure to cut fruit into even pieces so that they grill at the same rate. Feel free to leave the rinds on the watermelon and pineapple.
2. Heat your grill; don’t let the flames get too high, but be sure that the grill is hot. If you flick water onto the grill, it should sizzle.
3. Brush your skewers with just a thin layer of olive oil and place onto the hot grill.
4. Grill just until grill marks appear on each side; remove from heat onto a plate
5. Season with salt, pepper and/or chili powder to taste or simply enjoy as is.
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Enjoy your grilled summer fruit skewers fresh off the grill, or if you’re going to use them in another recipe, you can add salt to balance the sweetness of the fruit.
You may just be surprised how well fruit pairs in savory combinations.
Try watermelon with a light drizzle of balsamic vinegar as a side dish. Pineapple can be skewered and grilled with mixed vegetables, like zucchini, red onions, and bell peppers, or tossed in a salad and surprise – paired (unexpectedly well) with bleu cheese.
If you want a simple but juicy recipe for your sweet tooth, try grilled peaches with a scoop of (vegan) vanilla ice cream, like this one.
Have you grilled fruit in any interesting recipes? How did you like it? Tell us in the comments below!
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