After a great week away at the beach for the 4th of July, I was happy to stumble upon this article from Buzzfeed about summer fruit salads. My favorite on this list is #6- grilling fruit, especially stone fruit, is the best thing about summer! The recipe in the Buzzfeed was taken from the Healthy Foodie and it looks absolutely delicious.
Something I did over the weekend to change things up a bit was the “grill” strawberries with balsamic and brown sugar. This was great to pick at and eat after our meal of burgers and sausage on the 4th but I think it would be even better over some vanilla ice cream. This is along the same idea as the compote I posted about a few days back but the grill imparts an intense flavor that cannot be matched in any other way.
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 packet brown sugar in the raw
Preheat the grill to medium-high heat
Cut the stems off of the strawberries and cut them in half length-wise
Make a small “bowl” out of tin foil and arrange the strawberries in a single layer
Sprinkle the strawberries with the brown sugar in the raw and drizzle them with the balsamic vinegar
Cook on the grill for about 15 minutes until the strawberries begin the break down but still hold their shape
WW Points: 1 point per serving
(makes 2 servings)