5 Fruits to Grill Today

Grill Tips, Grilling, Kelly B's 101, Side Dish

Grill-worthy fruits are the perfect way to add a little sweetness to your next cookout. Grill them up for brunch or for a poolside snack.

Mango – Cut in half and remove the peel and pit. Lay face down on a hot grill over indirect heat for 2-3 minutes or until grill marks are visible. Grilled mango is delicious when paired with pork or chicken, but you can also enjoy it all on its own. If you crave a sweet and savory combination, chop up the grilled mango to add it to your favorite salsa recipe.

Pineapple – Place triangles of fresh pineapple over indirect heat for 2-3 minutes or until grill marks appear. This is a delicious addition to grilled Hawaiian chicken or on summer kabobs. Be careful of dripping juices, as they can cause flare-ups.

Grapefruit – Halve and sprinkle with light brown sugar before placing face down on the grill for 1-2 minutes. Once the brown sugar has caramelized, it’s ready to enjoy. Pair with Greek yogurt for a grilled breakfast treat.

Cantaloupe – This fruit can quickly turn to mush if grilled too long. Toss cantaloupe slices on the grill for about a minute over indirect heat. Watch carefully and remove when grill marks appear or the fruit begins to shrivel. Pair with Greek yogurt, honey, and pistachios.

Cherries – Turn tart cherries sweet on the grill. Place cherries in a grill basket or grill-safe pan and place over indirect heat for 2-3 minutes. Once the cherries begin to wrinkle, they are ready to eat. These smoky little treats taste great tossed in a gin cocktail or on top of vanilla bean ice cream.

Don’t forget the toast!

Here’s to juicy, sweet, good-to-eat grilled fruits. Cheers!