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A Fruit Salad Recipe to Try Now
A Fruit Salad Recipe to Try Now
When the house heats up after a hot summer day, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven to make dinner! May we suggest serving a fruit salad recipe with a twist? Our Grilled Fruit Salad is the perfect balance of sweet and smoky flavors, and it’s so light you won’t feel weighed down.
Step-by-step how to make a fruit salad recipe for summer.
Our Grilled Fruit Salad Kabobs are almost as easy to make as they are to eat!
What types of fruit are best for grilling?
Melons and fruits like apricots, peaches, pineapple, or nectarines are all fruits that lend themselves to being cooked on the grill really well.
Build the fruit salad skewers.
First, wash the fruit.
Then cut up into pieces, about 1-2″ or so. It doesn’t need to be exact.
Thread the prepared fruit onto wooden skewers that have been thoroughly soaked in water or onto metal skewers.
Drizzle the fruit salad skewers with olive oil.
Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the prepared fruit. The taste is amazing, and it pairs well with all of these fruits!
How can you tell if your olive oil is extra virgin? Look for the COOC (California Olive Oil Council) seal that certifies an oil as extra virgin grade!
Sprinkle with coconut sugar if using.
Get to grilling!
The next step is to grill the prepared fruit kabobs on a grill that has been preheated medium-high.
Grill the kabobs for about 4-5 minutes per side, rotating as needed, until the fruit softens and develops grill/char marks.
Season the grilled fruit.
Chop up mint or basil finely and sprinkle over the fruit.
Divide the grilled fruit among bowls.
Using the tines of a fork, gently push the grilled fruit off of the kabobs and into serving bowls, dividing them up as needed.
More delicious ways to serve this fruit salad recipe.
While this is a fruit salad recipe that stands on its own, we couldn’t help but add an indulgently decadent option here for you too!
A scoop of your favorite Real California Milk ice cream is the perfect addition to this grilled fruit salad!
Coconut-flavored ice cream pairs really nicely with the grilled fruit we chose, but some vanilla ice cream would also taste amazing!
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Grilled Fruit Salad
- 1 Peache
- 1 Nectarine
- 2-3 Apricots
- 1 small Watermelon
- 1 small Honeydew Melon
- 1 Pineapple
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Fresh Mint or Basil optional
- Coconut sugar optional
- Ice Cream optional
- Wooden skewers
- First, wash your fruit if needed. Then cut up into pieces, about 1-2″ or so, then thread onto wooden skewers.
- Drizzle extra virgin olive oil onto the fruit, or brush on, whichever is easiest for you. Sprinkle with a little coconut sugar if using.
- The next step is to grill on a preheated grill for about 4-5 minutes per side, rotating as needed until the fruit softens and develops grill/char marks.
- Remove kabobs to a serving platter.
- Chop up mint or basil finely and sprinkle over the fruit. Then, using the tines of a fork, gently push the fruit off of the skewers into bowls, dividing them up as needed. Add a scoop of your favorite ice cream if desired, serve immediatley.
Looking for more delicious fruit-inspired recipes for summer? Check out the links below!
The Best Melon Recipes The Internet Has To Offer
California grows every type of summer melon under the sun and if you love them as much as we do, you are going to want to get your Pinterest trigger finger ready because this post is chock-full of the best melon recipes that the internet has to offer.
Click here for these fruit-forward recipes!
Apricot & Peach Crisp Recipe
When your crisper drawer or fruit bowl is overflowing, it is the perfect time to make a crisp for dessert. A fruit crisp is an easy-to-make dessert that is completely customizable and absolutely irresistible. You are only limited by your imagination!
Click here for this summer fruit-inspired recipe!