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7 tips for grilling fruits and vegetables

Wow your family with this no-recipe recipe.

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Grilled fruits and vegetables make an easy, tasty and healthy side dish. Grilling them also helps lock in flavor, as well as vitamins and minerals.

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Try our no-recipe recipe: 

  • Choose fruits and vegetables that are ripe, but not too soft.
  • Don't put them too close to direct heat or flames.
  • Sprinkle fruits with cinnamon or lemon juice.
  • Season vegetables with your favorite herbs and spices.
  • Cut fruits and vegetables into large equal pieces. They'll cook more evenly. Plus, they're less likely to fall through the grates.
  • Grill fruits and vegetables with the skin on. This will help them keep their shape.
  • Brush fruits and vegetables with melted butter. It'll help them keep from sticking to the grill.
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Which fruits and vegetables can you grill?

Almost any fruit or vegetable can be grilled. Here's a list to get you started:

  • Bananas
  • Broccoli
  • Cantaloupe
  • Peaches
  • Peppers
  • Pineapples
  • Squash
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon
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Source:

  • Produce for Better Health Foundation. Have a plant. Accessed April 6, 2022. 

The information provided is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or a substitute for professional health care. You should consult an appropriate health care professional for your specific needs.