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Unlock the Secrets of Grilling Fruit

Unlock the Secrets of Grilling Fruit

A step by step guide


Transform your grilling experience by introducing fruits to the flames. Not only does grilling fruit elevate its taste by caramelizing natural sugars, but it also preserves nutrients better than traditional cooking methods like boiling or blanching.


"Imagine biting into a slice of pineapple that has a balanced smoky sweetness and compliments nearly any meal," says Melanie Marcus, Dole's nutrition expert. Grilling fruits such as banana, pineapple, and mango elevates simple dishes while delivering important nutrients including vitamins and fiber! 


Grilling fruit is an art within itself. For best results, choose fruits that are firm and just shy of reaching peak ripeness-they withstand the heat of the grill better and offer an even cook.

·      Cut fruits into uniform pieces for consistent cooking.

·      A light coat of oil on the grill grate or fruit prevents them from sticking.

·      Use a gentle medium flame to avoid scorching your sweet treasures.

·      Flip fruits during grilling to achieve that perfect char on all sides.

·      For small or tender fruits like berries, employ a grill basket or skewers to make them grill-ready.


Creative Ways to Enjoy Grilled Fruits

·      Elevate grilled peaches by topping them with Greek yogurt and honey. 

·      Try fruit kebabs with strawberries, pineapple, and bananas for a fun and refreshing snack that's sure to be a hit at any barbecue.

·      Amp up your salads with a smokey twist-add grilled fruits for a burst of flavor.

·      Grilled fruit can redefine breakfast when topping oatmeal, pancakes, or waffles, creating a morning meal that's both wholesome and irresistible. Perfect for mom this Mother’s Day.

·      Pair grilled watermelon slices with feta cheese and a drizzle of balsamic glaze for a side dish that defines summer refreshment.


Whether it's a BBQ gathering or a quest for a healthy treat, remember that a little grilling goes a long way.


Published May 1, 2024

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