Grilled Cantaloupe with Yogurt and Mint

Grilled Cantaloupe With Yogurt And Mint

To be honest, grilling in the Summer is slightly less fun when you’re a vegetarian. I don’t do it nearly as much anymore. That doesn’t mean vegetarian grilling isn’t delicious; sometimes I just need to be reminded of that.

Just like you can grill any kind of meat, you can grill all different sorts of fruit and vegetables. The heat from the fire makes the fruit taste even sweeter and pairs perfectly with something cool and creamy. Most recipes use a soft cheese or ice cream; this one uses Greek yogurt for a similar taste and texture only a  little bit healthier.

Grilled Cantaloupe With Yogurt And Mint Cut

Peaches are a great substitute for when cantaloupe isn’t available; you won’t have to change anything else in the recipe. Make sure to use full fat or 2% yogurt; non-fat yogurt won’t have the same depth of flavor or creaminess to really make this satisfying.

Grilled Cantaloupe with Yogurt and Mint

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 6 minutes

Ingredients(Makes 4 servings):

  • 1/2 cantaloupe, cut into quarters
  • Olive oil
  • 1 16oz container full fat or 2% Greek yogurt
  • Small handful of mint leaves
  • Honey(optional)

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Method:

  1. Heat up your grill to roughly 400 degrees.
  2. Brush both sides of each cantaloupe wedge with enough olive oil to cover.
  3. Once the grill is hot, lay the cantaloupe down and let it cook undisturbed for roughly 3 minutes until grill marks have formed.
  4. Flip the wedges once and repeat with the other side.
  5. When the cantaloupe is done cooking, plate it with the skin touching the plate. Scoop about half a cup of yogurt over each wedge. Garnish with mint leaves and honey if desired.
  6. Serve immediately.

Grilled Cantaloupe With Yogurt And Mint Serving

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9 Responses to Grilled Cantaloupe with Yogurt and Mint
  1. christina
    July 18, 2012 | 9:30 am

    This is perfect! I love grilled fruit, Greek yogurt, and mint! Love this.

  2. PolaM
    July 18, 2012 | 7:10 pm

    Never thought of grilling cantaloupe! looks delicious!

  3. BroccoliHut
    July 18, 2012 | 8:30 pm

    What a creative use of cantaloupe! This recipe comes just in time for melon season when they’re the sweetest. Pinning this for sure :)

  4. lynn @ the actor's diet
    July 18, 2012 | 8:40 pm

    mind blowing. what you’ve done to my beloved cantaloupe!

  5. Luv What You Do
    July 18, 2012 | 9:42 pm

    Great idea to grill the catelope! I would have never thought to do that!

  6. Amber K
    July 19, 2012 | 2:11 pm

    Looks delicious! I also need to try grilling a head of lettuce.

  7. Megan
    July 19, 2012 | 7:31 pm

    yum. reminds me of this – also uses greek yogurt, but sweetens with honey and raspberries. http://www.dashrecipes.com/recipes/dr/g/grilled-cantaloupe.html

  8. Russell van Kraayenburg
    July 24, 2012 | 5:22 pm

    Why have I never grilled cantaloupe before?? Yum!

  9. [...] Now what to make! Mushrooms, peppers, onions, eggplant and asparagus are superstars in the grilling realm. Use that corn from the local box in this Mexican Street Corn Salad or marinade local onions and squash (on sale!) for Tuscan Grilled Summer Squash. Reinvent classic dishes by utilizing your grill like this Grilled Tofu Lasagna recipe (pictured above). Grill your pizza or even your salad and don’t forget about your summer fruit! Try out this Grilled Peaches & Cream(y) Mozzarella Salad or use your cantaloupe from the Local Box for this Grilled Cantaloupe with Mint & Yogurt recipe. [...]

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