Grilled Fruit Salad

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Grilled Fruit Salad

August 7, 2019
CA Grown Mom

Susan Phillips

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Grilled Fruit Salad

When it comes to summer time cooking, what else to do but head to the grill? When my house heats up after a hot summer day the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven.

I loved this sweet take on kabobs-and my kids adored them as well! Especially topped with some delicious Real California Milk coconut ice cream! Use their handy product locator for products near you!

Melons and fruits like apricots, peaches, or nectarines work well. Also pineapple, of course! That grills up so deliciously!

I used apricots, nectarines, watermelons, honeydew, and pineapple for these skewers and I would say our favorites were the watermelon, pineapple, and nectarines.

First, wash your fruit if needed. Then cut up into pieces, about 1-2″ or so. It doesn’t need to be exact.

Then thread onto wooden skewers.

So beautiful! Nothing like fresh fruit in the summer!

Next grab your extra virgin olive oil-I look for the COOC (California Olive Oil Council) seal that certifies it as extra virgin grade!

The taste is amazing, and it pairs well with these fruits!

Simply drizzle onto the fruit, or brush on, whichever is easiest for you. You could also sprinkle it with a little coconut sugar after this step!

A few grilling tips:

If you’re using wooden or bamboo skewers, make sure to soak them in water for at least 20 minutes. This makes them less likely to burn on the grill.

Before grilling, make sure your grates are clean so your fruit kabobs don’t taste like whatever it was that you last grilled!

Next step is to grill on the preheated grill for about 4-5 minutes per side, rotating as needed, until the fruit softens and develops grill/char marks.

The hot spot on my grill was near the back, and I should have rotated them more! (they still turned out delish!)

yum!!

Chop up mint or basil finely and sprinkle over the fruit.

Then, using the tines of a fork, gently push the fruit off the kabobs into bowls, dividing them up as needed.

The colors in this salad are incredible, as is the scent of the fragrant warm fruit!

Add a scoop of your favorite Real California Milk ice cream for the perfect addition to this grilled fruit salad!

We chose coconut to pair nicely with the fruits we chose, but some vanilla ice cream would also taste amazing!

When the ice cream melts down over the fruit-that’s when you’ve got the perfect summer treat!

Grilled Fruit Salad
Serves 4
Delicious grilled warm fruit salad.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Various fruits such as
  1. Peaches
  2. Nectarines
  3. Apricots
  4. Watermelon
  5. Honeydew Melon
  6. Pineapple
  7. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  8. Fresh Mint or Basil (optional)
  9. Coconut sugar (optional)
  10. Ice Cream (optional)
  11. Wooden skewers
Instructions
  1. First, wash your fruit if needed. Then cut up into pieces, about 1-2″ or so, then thread onto wooden skewers.
  2. Then drizzle extra virgin olive oil onto the fruit, or brush on, whichever is easiest for you. You could also sprinkle it with a little coconut sugar after this step!
  3. The next step is to grill on the preheated grill for about 4-5 minutes per side, rotating as needed, until the fruit softens and develops grill/char marks. Place kabobs on a platter.
  4. Chop up mint or basil finely and sprinkle over the fruit.
  5. Then, using the tines of a fork, gently push the fruit off the kabobs into bowls, dividing them up as needed. Add a scoop of your favorite ice cream for the perfect addition to this grilled fruit salad!
Notes
  1. If you’re using wooden or bamboo skewers, make sure to soak them in water for at least 20 minutes. This makes them less likely to burn on the grill.
  2. Before grilling, make sure your grates are clean so your fruit kabobs don’t taste like whatever is was that you last grilled!
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