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The 5 fruit you need to be grilling right now

The 5 fruit you need to be grilling right now

If you're not grilling fruit this season, you're doing summer wrong. 

Think about it: Fruits are full of sugar, which caramelizes as they cook and provides a sweet counterpoint to the smoky char of the grill. Not sweet enough? Drizzle on some honey. Looking for a little something extra? Serve it a la mode. 

There are so many ways to enjoy grilled fruit this summer. Here are our favorites. 

Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon Honey Drizzle from Wine and Glue

Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon Honey Drizzle from Wine and Glue

Slice a pineapple into spears, slap it on the grill for a few minutes, then glaze it with cinnamon and honey. Low effort, high reward.

Get the recipe → Grilled pineapple with cinnamon honey drizzle

Peaches

Grilled peaches

Peaches on the grill transform into even smoother, sweeter versions of themselves. Serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 

Get the recipe → Grilled peaches

Strawberries

Grilled and glazed strawberries from Creme de la Crumb

Grilled and glazed strawberries from Creme de la Crumb

So you think strawberries are too small to grill? Not if you threat them onto skewers. It doesn't take long to get a little char on these berries. Don't forget to glaze them for added decadence.

Get the recipe → Grilled and glazed strawberries

Watermelon

Honey grilled watermelon caprese salad from How Sweet Eats

Honey grilled watermelon caprese salad from How Sweet Eats

No one said grilled fruit has to be reserved for dessert. Season watermelon with salt and pepper before the grill, then top it with burrata after. Are you feeling adventurous?

Get the recipe → Honey grilled watermelon caprese salad

Avocados

Vegan grilled avocado stuffed with chickpeas and tahini from Food Faith Fitness

Vegan grilled avocado stuffed with chickpeas and tahini from Food Faith Fitness

Go totally savory with grilled avocado filled with (bonus) grilled chickpeas. It's fruit, but it's not sweet. Intriguing.

Get the recipe → Vegan grilled avocado stuffed with chickpeas and tahini

Book pairing: "The Summer Before the War" by Helen Simonson & strawberry pinwheels with a chocolate-hazelnut surprise

Book pairing: "The Summer Before the War" by Helen Simonson & strawberry pinwheels with a chocolate-hazelnut surprise

Celebrate summer with 8 unique recipes from around the world

Celebrate summer with 8 unique recipes from around the world