This recipe is so easy and simple its almost unfair to even call it a recipe, but it also happens to be incredibly delicious. During Fourth of July weekend I found some lonely peaches lying around the kitchen counter that were quite hard and that no one seemed to be eating. I wasn’t ready to let them go to waste and I knew that the tart I had just made and put in the oven wasn’t going to turn out quite as planned (baking has never been forté). So, I thought what better way to redeem myself than make a quick dessert thats fresh and light and that uses up the leftover fruit from the weekend? I could talk about the wonders of grilled fruit at length for quite some time, but I’ll spare you the boredom. In short, its a wonderfully delicious creation that is great way to use leftover or unwanted fruit and brings out the flavors of the fruit really nicely. I just used what I had at the house for this one, but you could pair them with burrata as a lovely summer salad or plate them with fresh whipped cream or ice cream as a sweeter dessert, the possibilities are endless. If you don’t have a grill you can easily use a grill pan instead, but it is important that you achieve both that grilled flavor and look somewhere.
- 3 fresh peaches
- 1 whole lemon
- 3 tblsp honey
- 4 tblsp fresh mint, chopped in a chiffonade
- Chop your peaches into halves, core them and then chop into quarters, theres no need to peel them.
- Drizzle the honey all over the peaches and toss, make sure every peach is perfectly glazed with honey.
- Using a Microplane, grate the zest of the lemon onto the peaches and toss again.
- Heat up your grill or pan and throw the peaches on once its very hot. Flip them once you see nice grill marks and caramelization.
- Place your peaches on a platter and generously distribute the chopped mint.
Can be served both hot or cold.