Grilled Fruit Salad with Lime Zest & Vanilla Sugar

The flavours of this salad are bright and bold, perfect for pairing with barbecue fare. Choose stone fruits, pineapple, or pears for grilling, and finish with a splash of citrus. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for a true summer treat.
Course Desserts
Servings 8 people
Author Aimee


  • An assortment of fresh fruit peaches, plums, pineapple, mango, or pears
  • olive oil
  • 2 limes
  • vanilla sugar or honey to taste


  • Preheat grill to 400F.
  • Wash fruit and prep for grill. Cut stone fruit into quarters, and pineapple into wedges.
  • Toss fruit in a teaspoon or so of olive oil and place on the grill.
  • Grill 4-5 minutes per side, or until grill marks show.
  • Remove from grill onto a cutting board. Chop fruit into large, rustic chunks and add to a bowl.
  • Squeeze lime juice over fruit and add zest. Sprinkle vanilla sugar or drizzle honey over fruit.
  • Toss gently and serve at once.


Chopped or torn mint is another excellent flavour pairing with the grilled fruit. A few leaves are often enough, as you don't want the mint to overpower the fruit.