Go-To Guide: How To Grill Vegetables and Fruit
Yep, grilled veggies are a no-brainer, especially when you’ve already got steaks or chops on the fire. Season with rosemary, thyme, ginger, garlic, or onions. We also dig grilled pineapples and pears as sides or for dessert. Speaking of sweet endings, build a fruit kebab and serve over ice cream.
Make sure pieces cannot fall through the grill. If you have small pieces, use a grill basket. All vegetables should be well oiled along with the grill.
Squash, zucchini, apples, pineapples and pears should be cut into “planks,” 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick. Onion can be grilled in slices or whole. Hold onion slices together by sliding a couple of toothpicks into the slice, holding the rings together. Brush whole garlic cloves with oil and place on the grill away from the flame. Cover and roast until softened.
Cooking temperature: Medium-hot coals
Cooking instructions: Be sure vegetables and grill are well-oiled
Timing: 2-3 minutes per side, or until tender
Build a Bob
Make fruit kebabs with fruit cut into similar-size pieces and grouped on bamboo skewers. Brush with melted butter and grill until just hot. Too long and the fruit will fall off. Pineapple chunks are classic, but try strawberries, apples, pears, firm bananas, and mango. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve over ice cream and grilled pound cake or angel food cake.