The secret to grilled fruit success comes with picking the right produce. Not all fruits will perform well on the grates, but the majority do, and those that particularly excel include peaches, pineapple, plantains, watermelon, and strawberries. Grilling causes the sugars in fruit to caramelize, and it brings out a smoky flavor in the produce. Today, we’re highlighting recipes from around the Web that detail how you can get these five fruits on the grill and then in your stomach. Mustard and ketchup won’t be required to accompany any of these fruit formulas, but you will need some olive oil.
1. Grilled Peaches With Vanilla Ice Cream
We’re coming out of the gate strong with this recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking. You really have no reason not to cook these peaches for an after-dinner treat: they take all of four minutes to prepare, and they’re relatively healthy, all things considered. All you need for this deceptively decadent dessert are peaches, canola oil, and vanilla ice cream.
- 2 ripe peaches
- canola oil
- 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
Directions: Heat grill to medium-high heat. Brush peach halves with a touch of oil and place on the grill for a few moments, then rotate 90 degrees to continue to cook for about 3-4 minutes total, until grill marks are present and the peaches are softer. Remove from grill with a pair of tongs and serve with a scoop of ice cream in the center of the peach.