Flaming hot grilled fruit

Add a bit of balance to your braai by throwing some fruit on the grill. They taste amazing, and given that eating well means making a colourful variety of sustainably grown fruits and vegetables a daily part of your diet, it’s a win-win.

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Any kind of firm fruit will hold up well under fire. These include:

For a cheat’s crème brûlée

Take a ripe mango (no need to peel), halve and remove the stone, rub with a little bit of honey, and grill cut side down until starting to caramelise. Drizzle with lime juice or, for an indulgent treat, add a dollop of Woolworths lime & coconut yoghurt. 

Stonefruit like peaches, plums and apricots

Halve, remove the peels, brush with honey, grill cut side down until softened. Dust with cinnamon, add a scoop of plain low fat yoghurt, drizzle with honey, and sprinkle with chopped pistachios. 


Grill the bananas in the skins until blackened, then slit open and drizzle with melted dark chocolate, or add a scoop of vanilla yoghurt, and a dusting of cinnamon.


Cut fruit like oranges, naartjies and ruby grapefruit in half and grill flesh side down until just starting to catch. Will go down a treat with chicken or pork.


For lovely baked apples, simply core the apple, drizzle with honey, wrap in foil, grill until soft, add a dollop of plain yoghurt, dust with cinnamon, and enjoy.


For a fantastic salad, cut pears in half, remove the pips and grill cut side over the coals until slightly softened. Serve with baby cos lettuce, crumbled blue cheese and toasted walnuts. 


(arguably the king of grilled fruits) Coat wedges of fresh pineapple with a mix of melted coconut oil and honey. Grill until slightly charred, then remove and sprinkle with lime juice.