Summer fruit: On the grill or marinated 

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There are so many delicious fruits still in season. Fruit has an abundance of nutrients. Vitamins, minerals, fiber, water, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories.  

Have you tried them grilled? They have a fresh taste and are naturally sweet. Fruit makes a wonderful dessert and kids really like them once they give them a try!  They really complement meals prepared on the grill such as BBQ chicken or ribs, burgers and brats.  

Fruit can be grilled with or without a marinade or they can just be marinated and served with fresh herbs. Try these ideas or get creative and make up your own!  

Grilled Fruit: 

Slice pineapple, cut peaches and nectarines in half, slice watermelon. 

Place fruit on the grill and heat until slightly golden, about five minutes, turning occasionally. 

Fruit Kabobs: 

Cut up your favorite summer fruit and put on skewers. 

Try melons, strawberries, peaches, pineapple, bananas, avocado. 

Place skewered fruit on the grill and heat until slightly golden, about 5 minutes, turning occasionally. 

Grilled Fruit Marinade: 

You can marinate the fruits above in balsamic vinegar for a few minutes or just brush them with balsamic glaze or balsamic vinegar. 

Marinated Strawberries and Mint: 

In a medium bowl, marinate strawberries in balsamic vinegar for 20-30 minutes. 

Add fresh mint leaves, toss, and enjoy!  

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