Fresh fruit season is in full swing and we’ve got a new, absolutely delicious way for you to enjoy your favorite summer fruits. If you’ve never grilled fruit before, today is THE DAY!
In our step-by-step tutorial on how to grill fruit, you’ll learn exactly how to cut and prep 5 different fruits, how long to grill them, and two super easy methods for grilling fruit. This recipe tutorial is so versatile because you can literally eat fruit for breakfast, snacks, dessert or even bring it as a side dish to your next BBQ!
BONUS: we included a lovely yogurt drizzle that tastes amazing on grilled fruit! Serve it on the side for dipping or drizzle that goodness on your freshly grilled fruit.
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What fruits are best for grilling?
I recommend sticking with fruits that are on the firmer side and aren’t too ripe so that they stay together well when you add them to your grill. Stone fruits, tropical fruits and ones with thicker skin like watermelon are a great place to start! Here are our favorite fruits to grill:
Berries can be tricky to grill because they’re so small, but you can throw them on a skewer to grill fruit kabobs — see below how!
How to grill fruit: 2 different ways
Method 1: directly on the grill
This method is best for larger chunks of fruit that won’t easily fall into the grill grates.
Step 1: preheat your grill to medium high heat. Then remove any pits from the stone fruits or tough outer skins from the pineapple and watermelon.
Step 2: use a sharp knife to cut the stone fruits (peaches, plums and nectarines) in half, and cut the pineapple and watermelon into 1/2″ planks or wedges. Place the fruits flesh-side down on the grill and cook for 3 minutes.
Tip: check our full tutorial on how to cut a pineapple and how to cut a watermelon!
Step 3: place fruit directly onto the grill and grill for 3 minutes or until grill marks appear.
Step 4: flip each piece of fruit and grill for 3 more minutes.
Step 5: remove fruit from the grill and serve plain, with ice cream or with a drizzle of honey yogurt!
Method 2: using fruit kabobs
Use this method to easily make fun fruit kabobs that you can serve on a platter!
Step 1: repeat step 1 above by removing pits from the stone fruit and removing the tough outer skin from the pineapple and watermelon.
Step 2: cut each of the fruits into 1″ cubes.
Step 3: carefully add the fruit cubes onto skewers.
Step 4: place the fruit kabobs on your grill and grill for 3 minutes or until grill marks form.
Step 5: flip each fruit kabob and grill for 3 more minutes.
Ways to enjoy grilled fruit
As I mentioned, grilled fruit is SO versatile and can be enjoyed pretty much any time, anywhere. Here are some of our fav ways to enjoy it:
- With our honey yogurt drizzle (or big dollop) and some granola on top for breakfast
- Served on a platter at your next BBQ, potluck or picnic
- With a scoop of ice cream on top for dessert
More delicious sides to serve with grilled fruit
No summer party is complete without some of these!
- Best Healthy Coleslaw Ever (no mayo!)
- Jalapeño-Goat Cheese Grilled Stuffed Mini Peppers
- Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe
- Tony’s Melt-In-Your-Mouth Grilled Brussels Sprouts
- Sesame Garlic Grilled Sweet Potato Fries with Yogurt Curry Dip
Get all of our delicious side dishes here!
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- How to Grill Amazing Burgers (plus recipes!)
Check out all of our helpful how-to guides here!
I hope you loved this tutorial on how to grill fruit! If you try it be sure to leave a comment and a rating so I know how you liked it. Enjoy, xo!
How to Grill Fruit (2 different ways)
Learn how to grill fruit two different ways to enjoy all summer long! In this step-by-step tutorial, you'll learn how to grill your favorite stone fruits like peaches and plums, plus larger fruits like pineapple and watermelon, directly on the grill and using fruit kabobs. Enjoy as-is or drizzle with honey yogurt for the perfect summer treat or snack!
- 2 peaches
- 2 nectarines
- 2 plums
- 1 pineapple
- 1 watermelon
- For the honey yogurt drizzle:
- 1/4 cup plain or vanilla greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1-2 tablespoons water
- your favorite ice cream, dairy free if desired
Preheat your grill to medium high heat.
Remove any pits (for peaches, nectarines & plums) or tough outer skins (for pineapple and watermelon).
For large pieces of fruit
Cut peaches, nectarines and plums in half, and cut pineapple and watermelon into 1/2" planks or wedges. See how to cut a pineapple here, and how to cut a watermelon here.
Place fruit directly onto the grill, and grill for 3 minutes on each side or until grill marks form.
For grilled fruit kabobs
Cut all of the fruit into 1" cubes and skewer the cubes onto skewers.
Place kabobs on grill, and grill for 3 minutes on each side.
Remove fruit or fruit kabobs from the grill and serve plain, with a drizzle of the honey yogurt, or with your favorite ice cream.
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