Fresh Fruit + Your Grill = Yaaasssss!

Our first-of-season summer fruit has arrived in-store, just in time to kick off grilling season. I can think of only one next step here. Let's get this summer party started and toss some of this fruit on the grill!

And then eat it with ice cream. Or booze.  ...

The Basics
Cooking temperature: Medium-hot coals
Cooking instructions: Be sure fruits are well-buttered and grill is well-oiled.
Timing: 2-3 minutes per side, or until tender

Grilled Fruit Kabob
Make fruit kabobs with fruit cut into similar-size pieces and grouped on soaked bamboo skewers. Brush with melted butter and grill until just hot. Too long and the fruit will fall off. Try peaches, nectarines, apricots, pineapple chunks, strawberries, apples, pears, firm bananas, or mango. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve over ice cream and grilled pound cake or angel food cake.

A grilled fruit kabob makes a great snack or appetizer. Pair them with veggie kabobs for lighter fare at your next barbecue or for a tasty vegetarian option.

Grilled Fruit Beverages
Now let’s get down to business. Ever added grilled fruit to your cocktails? It’s a delicious thing you should definitely try. Serious Eats has recipes that have us running to the Produce department. (Grilled Pineapple Mojito, anyone?) Turn grilled nectarines and our dark or tart cherries into a Grilled Summer Smash. Peach lovers, all that’s standing between you and a Grilled Peach Whiskey Sour is 15 minutes.

Tip: Discover more sweet and savory peach recipes!

If cocktails aren’t your thing or if you’re hosting an afternoon event where doing a little day drinking isn’t really an option, impress them with Grilled Lemonade instead. Dip lemon halves in sugar, grill them, and add a dash of rosemary and honey.

Head over to our Produce department and pick up first-of-season summer fruits, then get your grill on. Let us know how they turn out!

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