A client recently asked for suggestions on how to include more fruits and vegetables in his diet. Let me tell you: that request will make a dietitian weep with joy.
I also shared one of my favorite summertime desserts with my client. Sweet, delicious and nutritious – and only two ingredients! A homemade balsamic syrup over grilled apricots (or peaches or plums) is the perfect finish to a summer BBQ. And yes, I just had to feature apricots again. I buy in bulk, after all.
A fun variation: Serve grilled apricots over ice cream and drizzle balsamic syrup or melted chocolate over the top.
Grilled Apricots with Balsamic Syrup
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: grill dessert vegan apricots summer
Ingredients (4 servings)
- 1 cup balsamic vinegar
- 8 apricots or plums, or 4 peaches
Simmer balsamic vinegar over low heat in a small saucepan until reduced to a syrup, about 10 minutes.
While vinegar simmers, halve fruit and remove pits. Place on heated grill cut-side down. Cook until slightly softened, about 2 to 3 minutes. If desired, flips fruit halves and cook an additional 1 minute. Place on plate and drizzle with balsamic syrup.
Note: If using outdoor grill, toss fruit halves in 1 teaspoon olive oil before grilling.
Variation 1: If fruit is not completely ripe, dust fruit halved with 1 teaspoon brown sugar or honey before grilling.
Variation 2: Serve grilled fruit halves with ice cream and drizzled with balsamic syrup or melted chocolate.
To end: a close-up of melted chocolate, because why not.
Enjoy your weekend, dear reader!