On those hot summer days when the coals are hot (or propane is flowing) and the delicious BBQ aromas fill the air, there is one food group that often gets the short end of the grilling stick. I’m talking about fruit. While meat and veggies are BBQ no-brainers, fruit rarely makes it to the party.
And what a shame when there are so many grill-worthy fruits that provide a delicious, healthy, and vegetarian alternative to traditional desserts! Here are three of my favorites for my Meatless Monday grill days.
|Image from Savory Sweet Life|
1. PEACHES are probably the easiest to make on the BBQ, just cut, oil and grill. The juicy result is fresh and luscious.
This recipe from Savory Sweet Life adds an interesting twist with ricotta cheese and a balsamic reduction. But for a simpler creation, just:
- Cut peaches in half
- Oil the grill and heat on medium/high
- Grill each half for 4-5 minutes per side
|Image from SkinnyTaste|
2. PINEAPPLE has to be one of the most mouthwatering and delectable fruits to grill. One of my favorite recipes is from SkinnyTaste.com, which can be completed in just three simple steps:
- Whisk honey, olive oil, lime juice, and cinnamon
- Brush pineapple slices (about 1/2″) with the honey marinade
- Grill for about 3-5 minutes on each side, basting once or twice with the remaining marinade
And here’s another delightful variation from The Dabble, which elevates the fruit even further with orange juice, pistachios and yogurt.
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3. And lastly, one of my favorites fruits to BBQ is AVOCADO (this always throws me for a loop, but yes, avocado is considered a fruit).
The full recipe (and many other yummy avocado creations) is available at AvocadoCentral.com, with an even simpler summary below:
- Cut avocado in half and remove seed
- Drizzle with fresh lime or lemon juice and brush lightly with olive oil
- Grill for 2-3 minutes
- Season with salt to taste
- Optional: fill with fresh salsa, sour cream or your favorite fresh ingredients
Sources for images:
Because I’m not the best with the camera and there are so many amazing photographers out there, I’m using images from other people’s websites, although my dishes did taste as delicious as these look!