Friday, August 1, 2014

Grilled Summer Fruit Salad


Today is a special day in our family! My baby girl Miss Maddie Leigh turned 9.
Sigh.....and maybe a tear....or two....or three....no hysterics I promise! We will be celebrating the weekend away. Lot's and lot's to do! Ok onto this delectable dish. There is nothing better than fresh summer fruit. Have you ever had grilled fruit? If you have not you are totally missing out big time! When fruit is grilled it gets a little softer and the natural sugars caramelize leaving beautiful grill marks and an extra layer of flavor. 
Have a fantastic weekend!

Ingredients
1 cantaloupe

1 pint of strawberries, sliced

4 nectarines, sliced

1/2 pint blueberries

2 cups fresh leafy greens of your choice

3 mint sprigs, leaves separated and torn

1/2 cup feta cheese

Directions

Arrange the fruit except the blueberries in a single layer on the gill or in a grill basket. Make sure it is the hottest part of the grill directly over the heat elements. Grill, turning the fruit once or twice, until the surface of the fruit begins to caramelize, about 5 minutes total. 

Arrange greens on a platter, place the fruit around them along with the berries. Sprinkle with feta and mint and serve.


27 comments :

  1. Looks perfect, love this type of recipe, this time of year.

    Thanks
    Simon

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  2. I am not a nectarine fan but this is a must try for sure!!!

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  3. What a gorgeous summer salad, and I'm sure it tastes even more amazing than it looks:)

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  4. Ah this is such a beautiful salad! Grilling fruit is such an amazing way to really bring out the depth of flavor. Love this!

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  5. Yes Please!!! This sounds amazing! Pinned!!!

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  6. This salad sounds amazingly delicious! Pinning to my Summer Salads board. Stopping by from #GetHimFed.
    Shirley @Intelligent Domestications

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  7. I have never tried a lot of those fruits grilled, but I think they would taste so sweet and yummy! What a beautiful salad!

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  8. Your salad looks amazing and must be so delicious!

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  9. I love grilled fruit and vegetables...your fruit looks wonderful! I like the use of feta cheese with the sweet flavors of the fruit...great contrast. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Such a lovely salad - I can imagine it tastes even better!

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  11. Love new Summer salad ideas!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  12. Love this idea for Summer, looks so good!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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