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How To Grill Fresh Summer Fruits And Vegetables

One of the things we love most about summer is diving into the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables available.  But, many grill masters are not aware of how easy it is to prepare these favorites on the grill?  Grilling enhances the summertime flavors of fruits and vegetables caremelizing their natural sugars and quite often convinces a picky eater to try a sample or two.

Start by washing your produce and slicing into uniform pieces.  Using skewers or a vegetable basket will keep smaller pieces from slipping through grill racks.  Below is a quick reference chart for grilling times:

Note: tossing veggies with a little oil prior to grilling will keep them from drying out.  Turn produce half way thru cooking time listed below:

 

Grilling Chart
Cooking
Fruit/Veggie Thickness Heat Time
Fruits:
Apples 1/2 In. Slices Medium Direct 4 to 6 min.
Apricots halved Medium Direct 6 to 8 min.
Bananas halved(long) Medium Direct 6 to 8 min.
Peaches halved Medium Direct 8 to 10 min.
Pears halved Medium Direct 8 to 10 min.
Pineapple 1/2 In. Rings Medium Direct 7 to 10 min.
Veggies:
Asparagus 1/2 In. Thick Medium Direct 6 to 8 min.
Corn (No Husk) whole Medium Direct 10 to 12 min.
Corn (With Husk) whole Medium Direct 25 to 30 min.
Mushrooms (buttons) whole Medium Direct 8 to 10 min.
Onions 1/2 In. Slices Medium Direct 8 to 10 min.
Potatoes whole Medium Indirect 45 to 60 min.

Your grilled vegetables will be excellent side/main dishes and grilled fruits can be added to ice cream, cake…almost any dessert – just be creative.  Here’s to enjoying a healthy, active lifestyle Living Poolside!


Source: MPG Waves of Wellness