Summer Grilling: Fruit

With summer officially coming to an end in a few weeks, grilling season in the Northeast is starting to wind down. Readers of the blog know that I try to provide healthier takes on every day meals and recipes.  I (aka, master griller Ken) did a previous post on Grilled Artichokes, and now… Grilled Fruit!

Fruit

Fruit basket

Ken is in charge of (and loves) grilling.  But if it were up to him, our grilled meals would include a lot more cheeseburgers, flank steak, and ribs than I am comfortable with.  So, we try to compromise by always grilling some fish and meat, and by including vegetables, and now, fruit.  Grilling fruit is a great way to encourage fruit consumption, and the heat brings out more of the natural sugars.  Delicious and healthy!

Ingredients:

Fruit (we used apples, nectarines, bananas, peaches)

A dab of melted butter to lightly coat the fruit (optional)

Cut (and pit) any round fruit in half. Cut bananas lengthwise. Lightly brush with butter (optional).

Apples take about 4 minutes a side, while the peaches, nectarines, and bananas are about 2.5 minutes a side (medium heat).

Peel your apples! (We did not = mistake).

4 minutes in. Apples (after they were flipped). Nectarines, peaches, and bananas just on the grill.

Post flip - yum. The less you check/move the fruit, the better your grill lines are (if you care).

Voila!

Grilling is a great way to sneak some more fruit into your diet.  And it is super easy too.

Have a great weekend!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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15 Comments

  1. The grilled fruit would be good with chocolate sauce as well. The fruit looks delicious and I also enjoyed seeing the Italian pottery.

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