Char Those Fruits and Vegetables!
Did you think a barbeque is just for meat lovers? Well, it isn’t and you’re in for a surprise!
Often the heat of Summer makes the body crave the freshest and juiciest fruits and vegetables. And what better way to consume them than to grill them? Whether you are an avid meat lover or not, barbequed fruits and vegetables are something you cannot miss out on. Here are a few fruits and veggies you’ve got to put on that grill!
Whether you are a fan of eggplants or not, grilled eggplant just tastes better grilled! This recipe of grilled eggplant is so simple, yet so tasty. You WILL go back to it again and again. Take an eggplant and slice it into perfectly round circles. Coat it in a mixture of flour and seasonings of choice. You can also marinate it. Place it on the grill and it’s done!
Peaches on a grill? Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it! Grilling peaches enhances their natural sweetness, while also slightly caramelizing them and softening the flesh. Just cut a peach in half and remove the pit. Place them face down on the grill and cook on medium heat until you see distinct grill marks. Drizzle with honey or maple syrup, sprinkle some cinnamon, top this up with greek yogurt or cream cheese and serve.
Alternatively, if you’re more into a sweet and sour taste, try making peaches with a balsamic glaze. Brush the halved peaches with the balsamic glaze when on the grill. Drizzle the remaining glaze on top of the grilled peaches after they are done. Top with feta cheese and serve!
Cater to your sweet-tooth with a splash of spice with this grilled pineapple recipe. Cut the pineapple in wedges or slices. Make a mixture of honey, butter, hot pepper sauce, and salt. Coat the pineapple pieces with this mixture and place them on the grill. Cook for a few minutes on both sides until grill marks appear, and voila!
#4. Corn on the Cob
A staple in the summer season, Corn on the cob is a classic recipe which you can never go wrong with! Simply remove the husk of the corn and directly place it on the grill. Turn it and roast from all sides until golden brown. Season it with lemon juice, salt and pepper, and enjoy this golden goodness!
This watery, nutrient rich fruit is surprisingly good when grilled! Cut the watermelon into wedges. Rub sugar, salt, lime zest, and chili flakes on both sides of the pieces, and place them on the grill. Let them sear on the grill for a few minutes until you get those beautiful grill marks. Serve with vanilla ice cream, feta cheese or greek yogurt!
#6. Portobello Mushrooms
Grilled, baked, or sauteed, mushrooms are perfect in any form and in any season. Clean the mushrooms and remove the stems. Make a marinade from balsamic vinegar, oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, and salt and pepper. Marinate the mushrooms for an hour and just grill them!
Tomatoes and grill go together like wine and cheese. They just do, I don’t make these rules! Grill your tomatoes for a flavorful, sweet, smokey goodness that you won’t get enough of. Cut a bunch of firm tomatoes in half and coat them in oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Place them on the grill face down and let them roast on medium heat. Toss them in a salad, or serve as a side dish. And think to yourself, chef’s kiss!
Grilled grapefruits? Never heard of it? Well, never say never! They are wonderful caramelized bites of heaven that you should absolutely try! Cut the grapefruit in halves or slices. Coat the pieces in sugar and a little bit of cinnamon. Place them on the grill until they are nicely charred on both the sides, and you’re done!
Almost any fruit or vegetable can be grilled as long as they are firm and not overripe. This enhances the flavor of these foods along with adding that smokey flavor. With these recipes as a starting point, you can try your hand at grilling other fruits and veggies too!
Do not have a grill? Well, what are you waiting for? Go to your nearest Pollocks BBQ store and get the new Fuego Grill and get grilling!