Put Another Fruit on the Barbie! 29 Grilled Fruit Recipes
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Put Another Fruit on the Barbie! 29 Grilled Fruit Recipes

Time to fire up the grill! But hold the burgers and dogs. There are plenty of other foods worthy of a good char. Like fruit! No offense to tasty sweet salads, but fruit on the grill is possibly the best thing to happen to open flames since the creation of s’mores. Eat it all on its own for a healthy dessert, or try one of the 29 recipes below that put the grilled goodness to delicious use.

1. Fruit Skewers: Holy shish kebab! It doesn’t get any easier than this: Skewer your favorite fruit with some pieces of of angel food cake, give it a turn on the grill and a finishing drizzle of chocolate. (via Shanty Two Chic)

2. Fruit and Cardamom Yogurt: Grill for breakfast! Top grilled peaches or nectarines with a flavor elevating cardamom yogurt. (via The Perfect Pantry)

3. Bruschetta: This fruit and mascarpone topped bruschetta is for dessert, not appetizers. Save the grilled bread, yes, it’s grilled too, to soak up the sweet juices of the seasonal fruit. (via Food and Wine)

4. Plum Salad: We’re plum crazy for this purple salad. It has all the components of a perfect meal — acidity from aged balsamic, salty crumbly blue cheese and refreshing tart and sweet pieces of grilled plum. (via La Domestique)

5. Fruit Sundaes: With all due respect to sprinkles and gummy bears, we’d like to proclaim grilled stone fruit (like peaches and nectarines) the official sundae topper of summer. (via USA Weekend)

6. Pineapple and Coconut Sorbet: You’ll feel like you’re at the beach with this tropical dessert. Top charred pineapple with fresh mint leaves, then serve it à la mode with fresh made coconut sorbet. (via Martha Stewart)

7. Fruity Brownie Sundae: This one’s for the chocoholics out there. Warm fudgy brownies are the perfect match for fruity ice cream and grilled fruit like kiwi, pineapple and watermelon. (via I Can Cook That)

8. Summer Sangria: Change up your go-to sangria recipe by adding grilled fruit to the mix. Grilled oranges and limes add depth and sweetness to your cocktail. (via McCormick)

9. Grilled Fruit Salad: All good things come with cheese. No exception here, a five-fruit salad topped with rich and creamy fresh goat cheese. (via The Healthy Foodie)

10. Asian Salmon Pineapple: This one is a grilled twofer. While you’re grilling your honey-glazed fish, grill some pineapple on the side to use as a fresh topper. (via Half Baked Harvest)

11. Fig and Pesto Crostini: There’s so much mind-blowing flavor in this appetizer you’ll want seconds! Crusty bread is topped with sweet grilled figs, salty pecorino cheese and a refreshing light mint pesto. (via Herbivoracious)

12. Marinated Grilled Apples: Skip the work of making an apple pie and grill up some apple slices instead. Try it with Granny Smiths for a tart snack or top grilled Pink Ladies with some vanilla ice cream for dessert. (via Cooking Light)

13. Buttermilk Waffles: Bananas and waffles are already a go-to breakfast pairing, but adding a grill to the equation is one surefire way to remix breakfast. Insider tip: You can grill bananas in or out of the peel! (via Just a Pinch)

15. Peaches and Honey Yogurt: Here’s one delicious take on peaches in cream. Layer grilled fruit on honey-infused yogurt for a nutritious start to the day. (via Playin’ With My Food)

16. Watermelon Grilled Cheese Bites: Made you look! That’s not a tomato caprese stack. It’s actually watermelon. Turns out, the summery fruit is a prime target for the grill — and makes great “bread” for sandwiching halloumi cheese. (via Brit + Co.)

17. Pluot Mozzarella Salad: If you’ve never heard of a pluot, you don’t know what you’ve been missing. Pair the grilled plum apricot hybrid with fresh cheese and a pear dressing for a light summer salad. (via She’s Cookin)

18. Plum and Lemon Ricotta: Feel free to get messy with this one. Smash juicy grilled plums onto lemon ricotta-topped toast for a crusty, charred app. (via Food52)

19. Grilled Peach Pound Cake: In all honesty, you don’t even need the pound cake for this one, but it’s the icing on the, well, cake, which sits underneath almond and oat-filled grilled peach boats. Oh, and did we mention the caramel drizzle? (via Pint Sized Baker)

20. Plum and Ricotta Flatbread: Make this easy lunch in minutes on tortillas and with just four other ingredients, including sweet plums and peppery arugula. (via Seasonal Potluck)

21. Grilled Peach Pizza: We want to rename pizza to peachza after whipping up this sweet and salty dinner. Topped with sweet peaches and salty prosciutto (the ultimate combo), you won’t be able to eat just one slice. (via Say Yes)

22. Pineapple Chicken Avocado Salad: This leafy bowl is jam-packed with fruit, from ripe avocado to blueberries and, the star of the show, charred pineapple chunks. Sweet! (via Gimme Some Oven)

23. Banana S’more Boats: You need to get onboard this banana boat. Skip the graham crackers and bananas, and go with chocolate chips and marshmallows instead. Seal everything in tinfoil and roast until melted and grilled to perfection. (via Sweet Treats and More)

24. Apricots and Goat Cheese: For your next party, forego the cheese plate and serve a plate of goat cheese and honey apricots instead. (via Bucataria Familiei Mele)

25. Baked Yucca Fries with Banana Ketchup: Can’t spot the fruit? That’s because it’s hiding in the ketchup! After you’ve grilled up some bananas, puree them with honey and other basic ketchup ingredients for a sweet dipping sauce for your fries. (via Spoon Fork Bacon)

26. Seared Scallops and Nectarines: It’s not a secret that fruit goes great with fresh seafood. Pair meaty scallops with charred nectarines for a new take on the combo. (via Patty’s Food)

27. Pineapple Salsa: You won’t find salsa as good as this at the grocery store, and you’ll definitely want to bottle this up for the summer. Mix chopped grilled pineapple with corn and fire-roasted peppers for a sweet and spicy chip, fish or burger topper. (via Bev Cooks)

28. Melon and Prosciutto Skewers: Instead of wrapping your cantaloupe in prosciutto, spear them together! The char and smoke add that much more flavor to the sweet and salty pair. (via Capital Style)

29. Brown Sugar Pineapple: It seriously doesn’t get much sweeter than this: Top caramelized pineapple with brown sugar and butter for the easiest, most delicious dessert. (via Oh Sweet Basil)

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