One of the best flavors of summer is food fresh off the grill! When it comes to grilling, steak, veggies, and chicken kebabs are great, but have you ever tried grilling fruit?
When you grill fruit, the natural sugars in the fruit caramelize over the heat and bring out the sweet flavor! Their rich flavors go perfectly with a side of vanilla ice cream. Check out these ideas for grilled fruit to spice up dessert for your next barbecue! You can grill any fruit as long as it's fairly firm and not overly ripe! Some of our favorites are:
Grilled Fruit Kebabs are perfect for those summer night barbecues! Whether you make grilled steak, Hawaiian chicken, or any other delectable summer dinner, after dinner is all done, pop these kebabs onto the grill for a healthy and sweet treat! Try a yogurt dip, drizzle with honey, or make delicious fondue! You could even make a grilled fruit salad as an amazing side dish!
A refreshing summer dessert for those backyard BBQs.
banana (cut into 1 inch pieces)
kiwi (cut into half-medallions)
coconut oil spray
vanilla yogurt (for dipping)
Grilled Fruit Kebabs
Soak the skewers in water for 20 minutes
Thread alternating 1-inch chunks of fruit onto skewer. Repeat process to assemble as many skewers as you’d like to make.
Drizzle with olive oil and maple syrup.
Spray grill with coconut oil
Put fruit skewers on preheated grill for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally until fruit softens and chars.
Enjoy immediately! Dip in yogurt, if you'd like!
Grilled Apple tossed salad: This light salad is the perfect side for your barbecue. Start with tossing apple slices in a marinade of 6 T olive oil, 1/4 c cilantro, 1/4 c orange juice, 1/4 c balsamic vinegar, 2 T honey, and 1 clove minced garlic. Save half of the marinade for the dressing! Grill the apples 3-4 minutes on each side, brushing with marinade. Top with walnuts and blue cheese, and toss with remaining dressing! Enjoy!
Whether enjoy your grilled fruit by itself, use it in a recipe, or simply top it off with some ice cream, it's sure to be a hit with everyone! What are some of your favorite grilled fruits? Let us know in the comments!