With the weather getting warmer and your summer social calendar filling up, it’s time to get grilling! We gathered some of our favorite grilled fruit recipes that you MUST experiment with this summer. Whether as a savory side dish or a sweet dessert, these mouthwatering recipes are aimed to please. You can’t go wrong with these recipes – they’re a quick and easy addition to your summer menu. (Plus, those gorgeous grill marks are social media-worthy!)
When thinking of grilled fruit, pineapple is probably the first to come to your mind. This recipe is paired with a sweet cinnamon honey drizzle. The cinnamon gives this sweet sauce a savory kick, perfectly paired with the warm, grilled pineapple.
“This Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon Honey Drizzle is a perfect side dish or light dessert! The extra flavor added with the grilling combined with the amazing sauce turns this into a grilled pineapple dessert. First, preheat your grill (or your indoor grill top!). Next, spray your indoor grill with a nonstick spray, or grease your grill. Then, grill the pineapple spears for three minutes on each side. Finally, before serving, drizzle on some Cinnamon Honey Sauce!”
Grilling watermelon is pure magic (and absolutely delicious) because it brings out the smoky and savory quality of the fruit that you might not realize exists! Flavored with cilantro and lime, this serves as the perfect snack to refresh your taste buds on a hot summer day. Learn how the recipe really adds something special to any summer meal.
“The result was something I absolutely loved. I can totally see watermelon as a vegetable after having this dish. It brings out a smokey and savory quality to watermelon that I didn’t really know existed. It’s important to top it off with a little salt. Salt is magical at bringing out and enhancing flavors and it is no different with this fregetable. I’m telling you, you need to try this recipe just so you can see a whole new side of watermelon. Plus, those grill marks are beautiful, aren’t they?”
This super easy recipe turns your bananas into the perfect dessert! By coating your bananas in cinnamon and sugar prior to grilling, you’re able to create an outer coat of crunchy goodness with a hint of sweet flavor. It’s a unique summer treat that everyone will love!
If it’s wrapped in bacon, you can’t go wrong, right? Case in point – these grilled peaches wrapped in bacon are INCREDIBLE. The combination of the salty bacon and the sweet, juicy peach is mouthwatering! Drizzled in a balsamic glaze, your taste buds will be wanting more all summer long.
“Salty bacon amps up the sweetness of local peaches at their peak freshness and the thick balsamic drizzle gives another touch of tart and sweet. Nestle 2 fresh basil leaves to the sides of the peach, then pin the bacon so the toothpicks lay flat across the side of the peach and cover the spread of the bacon slices. This makes for easiest turning on the grill. Basil leaves wrapped in the bacon alongside the peaches add an herbed flavor and a perk of color. All grills cook at different times depending on your BTUs. I set my grill to low to cook these guys so that the bacon didn’t burn and the peaches had plenty of time to soften and caramelize. You should be able to hold your hand above the grill grates for 8 to 10 seconds and you’ll be good.”
The softness of grilled pears drizzled with cinnamon honey make this recipe a fresh way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Chopped pecans add a delicious crunchiness to top off this delectable summer treat.
“Turn burn grillers to low and preheat to between 350-400 F (if you don’t have a grill, a grill pan will also work!). Next, cut the pears in half removing any visible seeds, leaving stems. Brush pears with refined coconut oil, sprinkle with sea salt and place on grill at an angle flesh side down. Then, cook pears on covered grill for 15 minutes and check to see if the pears have softened and if the pears have a solid grill mark. If they do not, continue to cook, covered and check every 5 to 10 minutes. Turn pears on an angle to create another grill mark (this is how you get a criss cross pattern) and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes. In a small bowl combine 2 tablespoons honey, 1 tablespoon cinnamon and mix well. Finally, let pears rest for a bit after cooking, when they are warm but not HOT, drizzle cinnamon honey over them and top with chopped pecans. Sprinkle with maldon salt. Serve immediately!”
If you can’t decide on just one fruit, why not make a recipe that features all your favorites? These grilled fruit kabobs combine the flavors of pineapple, watermelon, and peaches, but feel free to mix and match to your liking.
We can’t wait for you to try these mouth-watering recipes! If you’re looking for some more tempting treats to add some fun to your summer celebrations, check out our fresh summer fruit arrangements and our Sizzlin’ Summer Treats Pinterest board! Make a statement at your summer BBQ this season – we know you and your guests will love them.