If you haven't tried grilling fruit yet this season, put it on your Summer Goals List pronto. Typically, I simply grill the fruit on a lightly greased grill and serve it plain since the sweet flavors are perfection as is but for the blog I thought I'd amp it up just a tad.
The balsamic reduction was actually very easy to make but it does require a close eye. Once finished, it adds a slightly tart but sweet flavor and the saltiness from the feta compliments the fruit nicely. Some of my favorite fruits to grill are pineapple, watermelon and mango but get creative! If I was a huge nerd I might say, "If you can dream it, you can grill it!" but I'll refrain.
Hope you all are having a lovely summer! See you back here soon!
Grilled Fruit with Balsamic Reduction
by Ali Caron, RD
3-4 cups cubed fruit (such as mango, watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe or pineapple)
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles
Directions: Prep grill by cleaning and wiping lightly with a olive oil on a paper towel. Allow grill to come to medium heat. If using wooden skewers, soak in water for several minutes. Place fruit onto skewers, alternating types. Grill for about 10 minutes total, rotating about five minutes in.
Place on serving dish and drizzle the balsamic reduction and sprinkle with feta cheese. Enjoy immediately.
Balsamic Reduction: Heat 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar over low-medium heat for about 25-30 minutes. Stir every few minutes until reduction starts to thicken and resemble syrup. Watch very closely towards the last 10 minutes.
Nutrition Facts: 121 Calories, 2g Fat, 22g Carbohydrates, 3g Protein, 2.5g Fiber, 113mg Sodium, 114mg Potassium