Fantastic Fruits for Grilling

Think beyond the burger for a sweet treat

From the Lifeminute.TV Team

June 14, 2021

When it comes to grilling, you’re limiting your taste buds if you’re exclusively cooking meats. Expand your grilling horizons this summer by including sweet treats such as these delicious fruits.

Add a twist to this summer staple by slicing it up in triangles and putting it on the grill to caramelize the melon’s sweetness.

Ripe peaches have more sugar, which will burn quickly on the grill, so use firm ones that aren't quite ripe yet. To prevent overcooking and falling through the grate, grill peaches in halves, not slices. Brush the tops with a little olive oil to prevent sticking.

Peel and core a fresh pineapple and then cut it into 1-inch rings. Grill the rings for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until heated through and grill marks appear. You can add hot sauce or cinnamon to enhance the flavor.

Grilled lemons pair perfectly with fish and other seafood. You can also garnish fun summer cocktails with sliced lemon wedges. To grill, cut lemons in halves and set them cut-side-down on the grill. Cook until heated through and charred on the cut side. Not only does grilling lemons heat them up, but it also helps loosen up and release their juices, which bring out its zesty flavor.

If you can't decide on just one fruit to grill, go for a fruit kabob. Skewer your favorite fruits such as strawberries, seasonal melons, and bananas (or try the fruits previously mentioned) on a stick. To add flavor, drizzle with maple syrup or spray with coconut oil. Grill for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally until the fruit softens and chars.

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