Hot sunny days, weekly trips to the reservoir, and amazing grilled food - this is the Sizzling Summer Series. Whether camping, tailgating, or grilling in your own backyard, there's nothing like enjoying charred mesquite food over an open flame by the refreshing water or relaxing shade. Your grill is not only reserved for grilled meats, and some hot days require lighter refreshments like Grilled Summer Fruit Skewers. Combining your favorite fresh fruit and your grill for a crisp, juicy sweet poolside snack is just the way to keep your energy up without feeling heavy and stuffed.
Super simple and fun, involve the whole family in slicing your favorite fruit for the skewers. This recipe uses peaches, kiwis, apples, strawberries, and pineapple to colorful and tasty assortment, but any fruit will work. If using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them for at least 20 minutes before grilling, so they don't burn. Simply, drizzle the assembled skewers with olive oil, season with kosher salt, and then grill over medium-high heat until tender and slightly charred. The natural sugars will caramelize, and the juxtaposition of juicy fruit and a hot sear is delightful. Drizzle with honey and for a little kick of heat, sprinkle with tajin. Summer is on its last days, so use every opportunity you can to grill and enjoy the warm weather with the Sizzling Summer Series.
Yields 16 skewers
Grilled Summer Fruit Skewers Ingredients
- 6 peaches, sliced
- 6 kiwis, sliced
- 6 apples, sliced
- 1 pt. Strawberries, sliced
- 1 pineapple, cut into large cubes
- 16 skewers, soaked in water for 20 minutes
- Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
- kosher salt
- Honey, for drizzling
- Tajin season, optional
Grilled Summer Fruit Skewers Directions
- Preheat grill to medium-high. Skewer peaches, strawberries, and pineapple. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt.
- Grill, occasionally turning, until fruit is tender and slightly charred, 10 to 12 minutes.
- Drizzle with honey.