I am excited to announce that I have joined a new recipe group “The Recipe ReDux.” On the 21st of each month I will be creating a new recipe based on that months theme. The best part about these recipe challenges is that it introduces you, the reader, to more healthy cooking blogs!
This months theme was grilling. As a plant-based girl, my mind went to grilled summer vegetable salads, grilled cesear salad (got a spin on that coming soon) and grilled fruit salad. Ah, my favorite summer treat- grilled fruit. If you’ve ever had grilled fruit then you know the love affair I am speaking about. Smoky, warm, caramelized fruit , delicious with vanilla ice cream or on its own.
Grilled Summer Fruit Salad
2 peaches, pitted and halved
2 plums, pitted and halved
1/2 pineapple, cored and sliced into rings
1 banana, sliced in 1/2
1 mango, peeled and sliced
2 apricots, pitted and halved
3 tbsp. maple syrup
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Heat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. If using a grill, oil a paper towel and rub on the grill crate to keep the fruit from sticking. Alternatively, you can lightly brush oil onto the bottom side of the fruit to prevent sticking. If your pieces are very small, you can use a grill basket.
Place the fruit cut side down onto the grill and cook for 5-7 minutes. The peaches, plums, pineapple and bananas will take the longest to cook. The mango heats up pretty quickly because it is so thin so you will want to take it off before the other fruits.
While the fruit is on the grill, combine the ingredients for the sauce. Use good quality balsamic vinegar here if you have it, you could also use an infused variety.
While the fruit is still warm, dice into bite size pieces (you can also leave whole and cut while you are eating it) Drizzle the grilled fruit with the sauce and serve immediately.
Other options: serve with a dollop of whipped cream, in crepes, or over ice cream/sorbet.
Take a look at what other Recipe ReDuxer’s came up with!
Alysa Bajenaru – Inspired RD
Alyssa from InspiredRD made Grilled Romaine Salad
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Grilled Flank Steak with Grilled Corn and Peach Salsa
Cindy Brison - Nutrition Know How
Danielle Omar – Food Confidence
Grilled Sweet Peppers
Diane Welland – EatWellEatClean
Grilled Beet & Onion Salad with Goat Cheese
Dr Barb’s Grilled Corn and Tomato Salad - The Nutrition Budgeteer
EA Stewart – The Spicy RD
Grilled Polenta Veggie Stacks with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes
Emma Stirling – The Scoop on Nutrition
Char Siu BBQ Pork
Gretchen – Kumquat
Grilled Tandoori Chicken Skewers
Jackie Mills- Delicious Diabetes Cooking
Grilled Proscuitto Shrimp with Asian Dipping Sauce
Jessica Fishman Levinson – Nutritioulicious
Grilled Salmon Burgers with Cherry Chutney
Kat Lynch – Eating The Week
Portobello mushrooms stuffed with spiced couscous
Katie Caputo- East Meats West
Succulent Sirloin Kabobs
Kristen – Swanky Dietitian
Portabella Mushroom Burgers with Grilled Corn
Lisa – Healthful Sense
Grilled Veggie Bean Burgers
Liz Weiss and Janice Newell Bissex – Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen
Mushroom Burgers with the Works, Mushroom Cannellini Spread
Italian Grilled Turkey Burgers
Nicole Ferring Holovach – Whole Health RD
Rebecca Scritchfield – MeFirst
Grilled Plantains: A Sweet Summer Side Dish
Regan – The Professional Palate
Grilled Eggplant & Two-Tomato Whole-Wheat Piadina
Serena – Teaspoon of Spice
Grilled Watermelon Salad