We already enjoy the barbecue classics and even the Mediterranean alternatives I have been recommending (and you must have tried) already. But let’s go beyond these traditional options and be more adventurous with our flavor selection for the grill. We have the 5 fruits and vegetables you didn’t know you can grill (and pair with wine).
Georgia Peaches, Organic Peaches, or simply just peaches? Pick the one that is available to you. I often like the Organic Peaches from Trader Joe’s. They are delightful and bang for your bucks. Once you have them, cut them in the middle, and remove the pit. Grill for a few minutes until desired consistency. Once you remove them from the grill, let them cool, and add a spoon of Ricotta Cheese or Greek Yoghurt per half and a drizzle of honey. Pair with Semi-Dry Riesling.
It’s a hassle to clean pineapple but is well worth it. Even better if you find the slices ready at your grocery market. Place the pieces on the grill for a few minutes. After grilling, add a pinch of cinnamon and enjoy with Moscato.
Cut into triangles or slices as you wish. Please place them on the grill for a few seconds. You do not want to remove the juiciness of the watermelon as much as with the other fruits. Add crumbles of feta cheese and fresh leaves of mint. You will love this watermelon salad so very famous and refreshing in Greece. Serve as an aperitif and pair with Provencal Rosé.
Give a twist to your caesar salad by having the leaves of Romaine grilled a bit. Then add the rest of the ingredients or shaved parmesan, a drizzle of oil or caesar dressing, anchovies if available, and pair with Gruner Veltliner.
Jalapeño, Tomato, and Onion for “Salsa Molcajeteada”
Salsa Molcajeteada is a Mexican classic. Once the vegetables are mildly grilled, combine everything into a medium bowl, crush them, and mix well. Add lemon and salt, and there you go. Add this to your barbecue classics for an extra hot punch. Pair with IPA or Zinfandel.
We hope that you like the 5 fruits and vegetables you didn’t know you can grill (and pair with wine). If you try any of these let us know in the comments or tag us on Instagram @winedivaa . Check more Wine Pairings