If you get tired of grilling hot dogs and burgers this summer, switch it up. Grilled fruit can be a versatile side dish or a bold topping to a variety of meats. Nearly every type of fruit can be grilled and nearly every type of grilled fruit is delicious. Fire up the grill and give your taste buds a vacation from the standard garnishes.
1. Grilled Pineapple With Cinnamon-Honey Drizzle
Pineapple is the king of the grilled fruits because it’s one of the easiest and tastiest ways to sweeten up your barbecue. Add a bit of Sue Bee Honey and a dash of cinnamon to kick your cookout into high gear.
2. Sweet and Spicy Grilled Cantaloupe
Nothing goes together better than sweet and spicy. Take your fruit game to the next level by pairing the sweet taste of cantaloupe with paprika and honey. Serve it with lightly seasoned vegetables and grilled chicken for a healthy spin on a grilled meal.
3. Honey-Grilled Watermelon
Watermelon on the grill? Yes! While watermelon is already a classic barbecue treat, grilling watermelon adds a smoky depth to an otherwise sweet flavor. Use it as a palate-cleansing appetizer or a healthy dessert. Either way, you’ll be wondering why you never tried it before.
4. Honey-Grilled Bananas With Mocha Chocolate Sauce
You may be familiar with freezing bananas, but have you ever considered the opposite and put them over an open flame? Grilling bananas is not only a creative way to add nutrition to your outdoor event, but a delicious one too. For a great dessert, serve it with two big scoops of ice cream.
5. Grilled Peaches With Ice Cream and Honey
There is no need for a bowl when you can use the inside of a grilled peach. Grilled peaches topped with a spoonful of yogurt is a perfect snack, or you can even turn it into an after-dinner treat by substituting the yogurt for ice cream.
6. Grilled Strawberry Shortcake
A grilled strawberry shortcake with a honey cream dipping sauce? We’re in. This is one of the most unique ways to serve dessert and impress your dinner guests. Move over oven, it’s grilling season.