Fresh produce is one of the most delicious parts of the warmer weather months. It’s so easy to incorporate these foods into your daily meals. If you’re someone who likes to grill for dinner, then you might be constantly trying to come up with new ways to prepare your meal outside. Grilling some juicy summer fruits is a great option. Let’s look at four great fruits that you can throw on the grill.
Peaches are one of the best fruits to put on the grill. They hold up really well, and the heat from the grill really brings out their sweetness and juice. You’ll want to wash your peaches and dry them thoroughly. Slice them into large chunks. Usually, cut in halves or quarter slices from one peach will do. Drizzle a little bit of olive oil on them to prevent them from sticking. You don’t have to add any kind of spice. The flavor of the peach will speak for itself. You could even eat them with some vanilla ice cream on top for an extra special treat!
Watermelon is one of the easiest fruits to toss on the grill. You are going to want to leave them in large wedges with the rind still on it. This will help keep the watermelon together since it has very high water content. You don’t want to leave the watermelon on the grill for too long. This could cause the structural integrity of it to break down. Here’s a delicious recipe for grilled watermelon salad!
As fall weather approaches, apples become incredibly popular. Instead of cooking them in the house, fire up the grill and throw some large apple slices on there. Just be sure to drizzle them with a little bit of olive oil first. You can also sprinkle them with cinnamon, sugar or nutmeg, before or after grilling them. Pair them with some pork chops for a deliciously savory meal.
You can grill pineapple on its own as a side dish or you can wrap in foil with meat such as chicken. You can also grill small chunks of it on some skewers. Feel free to drizzle with a little bit of honey. You can also serve them with a cool yogurt dipping sauce to help compliment the warm grilled flavor.
Head to your local farmer’s market and get a feel for the produce that is in-season. You can grill just about any fruit, as long as you prepare it properly before exposing it to the heat.