Grilled Balsamic Strawberries are a great way to showcase fresh berries. Who else loves strawberry season?
Grilling strawberries bring out their natural sweetness. Espresso balsamic mixed with a bit of chocolate syrup is drizzled on top. Easy summer entertaining. The perfect dessert kabob.
If you have not tried grilled fruit, you are really missing out. This tropical fruit salsa makes you feel like you are on an island vacation.
I happen to LOVE strawberry season. Going to the market and getting those fresh picked berries. Better yet, going to a farm and picking them myself.
Then there are all the delicious strawberry recipes. Have you ever tried Strawberry Bruschetta? OMG, this is PERFECT for sitting on the patio. A great addition to the summer brunch menu. It can be used as a dessert or appetizer.
If strawberry shortcake for dessert is what you crave, how about some strawberry cheesecake popsicles instead?
RECIPE and INSTRUCTIONS for these easy grilled summer fruit kabobs can be found at the bottom of this post.
Roasted fruit is great (and one I do during the winter). It works perfectly in my Roasted Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowls. When grilling season is here, it’s all about cooking outdoors. This is the time for fruit on the grill instead.
Grilled Strawberry Tips
YES, you can grill strawberries (and they are so delicious). They happen to be pretty nutritious too!
Here are a few tips to help you grill strawberries like a pro.
- I like to use (affiliate)double-pronged stainless steel skewers. I find the fruit is less likely to fall off and doesn’t slip around when you are turning them over on the grill.
- If you are using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them in water for about 15 minutes before placing them on the berries.
- Try to place similar size berries together on the same skewer. This makes it a little easier for even cooking (the larger the berry, the longer time on the grill).
- Strawberries should be room temperature (at least I find it works better).
- Cook on medium, and always preheat the grill before cooking.
- Be sure to oil the grill to prevent the berries from sticking.
- Turn the berries a few times during cooking to get nice grill marks.
- Cooking times will vary depending on the size of the strawberries and the heat of the grill. Usually about 5 minutes for side for nice big berries.
Serving Grilled Fruit Kabobs
Once the grilled fruit is ready, simply drizzle the glaze over the berries and called it dessert. The combination of the sweet berries, a hint of chocolate, and a nice hit of espresso balsamic (along with the perfect glass of white wine) was the perfect end to our bbq party.
Strawberries and balsamic go hand in hand, but it doesn’t have to stop there. You could also serve these grilled fruit skewers with some vanilla ice cream if you prefer.
Another way to serve them is simply giving them a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a light dusting of icing sugar. What a great topping for pancakes these would be.
Best Fruits To Grill
Looking for healthy recipes? How about a grilled fruit platter or fruit pizza at your next outdoor gathering? Grilled desserts are super versatile.
Try fruit like:
- watermelon (have you tried grilled Watermelon Pizza)
Have you tried Cold Smoked Cheese? These strawberries would pair perfectly, and totally delicious.
Strawberries and basil are a winning combination. How does a Strawberry Basil Tequila Cocktail sound?
Since we are on the topic of grilled fruit, have you ever tried a grilled fruit cocktail? Try your bbq bartending skills making a Grilled Nectarine & Bourbon Patio Punch. The perfect drink for a sunny afternoon. A hit at bbq parties too.
Need some great ways to use fresh strawberries? 18 Fresh Strawberry Recipes has lots of delicious recipes!
Speaking of apples, Smoked Apples will knock your socks off. Topped with vanilla ice cream, this is the ultimate BBQ party dessert.
Have I got your tastebuds salivating yet? Believe me, once you taste grilled strawberries, you will want to eat them all year long. Healthy, gluten-free, super easy to make. Great for brunch, afternoons on the patio, and dessert too.
Simple, delicious Grilled Balsamic Strawberries make summer eating fun.
What is your favourite dessert to grill?
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Grilled Strawberry Kabobs
- 1 pound fresh strawberries
- 2 tsp espresso balsamic
- 2 tsp chocolate syrup
- 1 tsp oil (for coating the grill)
- Wash the berries, leaving them WHOLE with the stems intact. Let dry.
- Combine the chocolate syrup and espresso balsamic in a bowl and set aside.
- Heat the grill to a medium heat.
- Place the washed strawberries on skewers, but do not crowd them. Try to group the same size berries together.
- Brush the grill grates with oil.
- Place the skewers on the oiled grill. Cook about 8-9 minutes (depending on the size of the berries). Be sure to turn several times, so all sides get nice grill marks.
- Berries are done when they are warm and nicely charred.
- Remove from grill and place on a serving tray.
- Drizzle with the balsamic glaze mixture.