You either like warm fruit or you don’t. I do – 100%. I actually love warm fruit more than I love cold fruit. I realize that I may be in the minority. Most days, I don’t have a problem getting enough vegetables in my day, but sometimes, I struggle with getting enough fruit.
Grilling fruit, especially stone fruit, brings on a different flavor of the fruit. I actually think these peaches become more savory, instead of more sweet, which I love. I add savory toppings to the peaches to keep that flavor.
These super fancy looking sides are actually one of the fastest sides you can make. The peaches have to be really ripe so the pits are easy to take out and they only take 5 minutes on the grill.
You only get a couple of months in the summer when peaches are the best, so take advantage of it. I wonder if I would get tired of summer if I had it all year long. I really do cherish it. For fruit that tastes the best when it’s in season, like peaches, that’s the only time of year I eat it fresh. Wasting money on ho-hum peaches is a no-no.
If you have a summer BBQ coming up or you are having friends/family over for dinner – dazzle them.
- 4 ripe peaches
- 1 teaspoon canola oil (optional)
- 2 Tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
- 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh mint
- 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar glaze
- Heat an outdoor grill or grill pan over medium heat
- Cut peaches in half and remove pit
- If grill or grill pan is not seasoned, carefully brush a small amount of canola oil over the grates – if using an outdoor grill, be careful for flare ups)
- Place peaches on the grill, cut side down
- Allow peaches to grill for 5 minutes
- While peaches are grilling, chop mint and crumble feta
- Remove peaches from the grill and sprinkle with feta, mint, and drizzle with balsamic glaze
- Serve warm