The beauty of gluten-free, vegan Grilled Summer Fruits is that you can use whatever is in-season, available, free from friends trees. You start with succulent, ripe fruit and make it even better than it is raw. I love this recipe because I sometimes struggle with fruit. It does not always agree with me but cooking it – even a little seems to make it more ‘digestible’. I adore the simplicity of this recipe and keep it really simple by serving with mint and non-dairy yoghurt. Also if you have summer fruit that is still a little bit unripe grilling will soften the fruit and bring out the sweetness.
Grilled Summer Fruits are super easy and super quick.
The versatility of Grilled Summer Fruits is one of the things I like. You can serve Grilled Summer Fruits as a starter, as a part of a salad with Nasturtium, Beetroot and Walnut Summer Salad or as a pudding with non-dairy yoghurt or Lavender Ice Cream.
Allergy Information – Grilled Summer Fruits
Grilled Summer Fruits are gluten-free and vegan as well as… celery free, coconut free, garlic free, lupin free, mustard free, nightshade free, onion free, peanut free, sesame free, soya free, tree nut free.
Top Tips – Grilled Summer Fruits
You can use any available, firm, in-season fruit. Grilling works especially well with nectarines, apricots, figs and plums but you can also grill peaches, apples, apricots, mango, plantain, pineapple (not at all seasonal in the UK but great grilled).
Use fruit that is still firm, when it is grilled it will become much softer. If you use a very ripe fruit it may well disintegrate on cooking.
You can use a large frying pan, grill pan or outdoor barbecue to grill fruit. You can also grill them under a ‘normal’ grill.
You can find out exactly when the fruits below and all the other amazing summer fruits are in-season in the UK by checking out my FREE Seasonal Produce Posters. There are two posters you can save and/ or print to use as quick reference guides for UK Seasonal Produce. Click the button below to sign-up and download.
Recipe – Grilled Summer Fruits
Preparation time 5 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes
Ingredients – Grilled Summer Fruits
1.5 tablespoon sugar or agave syrup (optional)
10 grams mint finely chopped (optional)
Non-dairy yoghurt to serve
Method – Grilled Summer Fruits
1. Clean the fruit, slice in half (stalk to core) and remove any stones
2. Place the fruit cut side up and lightly sprinkle with sugar or agave – allow to sit for a 10 minute under the sugar dissolves (keep any juices that come out of the fruit)
3. Heat a large frying pan (or grill pan or barbeque) on a medium heat. When the pan is hot place the fruit cut side down and cook until the fruit is heated through and caramelised (approximately five minutes but this is dependent upon the pan and heat). Turn the fruit and cook for just a few minutes on the other side. Remove the fruit from the pan and drizzle with any steeping juices
4. Serve with non-dairy yoghurt mixed with the mint.