Grilled Peaches with Basil

Sharon Palmer, RD Grilled Peaches with Basil Grilled Peaches with Basil

Try this absolutely delicious grilled peach and basil dish.

Delicious Plant Powered Recipe

When fruit is heated, the natural sugars caramelize making for an effortlessly healthy and delicious result. These peaches paired with basil complement its sweetness, making an extremely simple recipe look and taste like a gourmet treat.


Makes 8 servings (1/2 peach each)


4 fresh peaches, with skin, cut in half, pit removed

1 ½ Tbsp basil-infused extra virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar

1 tsp honey

2 Tbsp fresh chopped basil

Fresh basil leaves for garnish


  1. Place peaches in a dish, cavity facing up.
  2. Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, honey and chopped basil. Drizzle over peaches and marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat a grill. Place peaches (cavity facing up) on hot grill and grill for 3 minutes. Turn over and brush with remaining vinaigrette in dish. Grill for 3 minutes.
  4. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve immediately.
***Note:  Excellent served with sorbet or vanilla soy ice cream.
Sharon Palmer, R.D.

Sharon Palmer, The Plant-Powered Dietitian™ is a writer and author of The Plant-Powered Diet. Over 850 of her articles have been published in national publications, including Prevention, Better Homes and Gardens and Today’s Dietitian. She is also the editor of the award-winning publication Environmental Nutrition and writes for her blog, The Plant-Powered Blog. Her specific expertise is in plant-based nutrition, including Mediterranean, vegetarian and vegan diets. Her second book, Plant-Powered for Life: Eat Your Way to Lasting Health with 52 Simple Steps and 125 Delicious Recipes, will be in stores spring of 2014.