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Weekly Recipe #169: Grilled Stone Fruit Salad

By Trish Price, Dietetic Intern [Minneapolis VA]

Photo Credit: Christopher Lehault/Flickr

How does dessert on the grill sound? I think I just combined my two favorite things in one sentence! Even better, this recipe is a healthy alternative for your sweet tooth as it is packed with protein, healthy fat, vitamins, and fiber.

This sweet and smoky summer treat offers minerals that promote good bone health such as calcium and phosphorous. The walnuts that compliment this dish contain α-linolenic acid, which is a kind of omega-3 fatty acid found in plants. Omega-3s have been shown to reduce inflammation and may help prevent chronic diseases, such as heart disease and arthritis. They are also important for brain health and development. The Greek yogurt in this dish serves up a tang as well as protein to make this dessert a satisfying treat.

Feel free to try other fruits on the grill with this recipe such as pineapple, pears, or apricots!

Grilled Stone Fruit Salad

Adapted from skinnytaste.com

(Serves 4)

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium ripe peaches, cut in half (pits removed)
  • 2 medium ripe plums, cut in half (pits removed)
  • ½ cup plain, fat free Greek yogurt
  • 4 tbsp. honey
  • Cinnamon (to taste)
  • 28 walnuts or pecan halves

Directions:

  1. Place peaches and plums cut side down on grill.
  2. Grill on low or indirect heat until soft, about 2-4 minutes on each side.
  3. Combine yogurt and cinnamon.
  4. Pour 1 tablespoon of yogurt over each peach and plum halves.
  5. Sprinkle walnuts over halves and drizzle with honey.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: 219 calories, 10 grams total fat, 7 grams polyunsaturated fat, 1 gram monounsaturated fat, 1 mg cholesterol, 315 mg potassium, 16 mg sodium, 31 grams total carbohydrate, 3 grams dietary fiber, 6 grams protein.

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