Curry marinated grilled fruit salad

Heather Disarro

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Bring out the best flavor in your summer fruit by doing the counterintuitive: grilling it! Strawberries taste more like strawberry, pineapple tastes sweeter and melons get even better. Add a curry-flavored dressing to bring out even more flavor.

curry marinated grilled fruit salad

Curry marinated grilled fruit salad


  • 1 whole pineapple
  • 1 whole cantaloupe
  • 4 nectarines
  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • Pinch of salt


  1. In a large bowl whisk together the lemon juice, oil, mustard, honey, curry powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. Peel, quarter and core the pineapple, leaving the quarters in tact before grilling.
  3. Peel, quarter and core the cantaloupe. Cut the quarters in half lengthwise.
  4. Cut the nectarines into quarters.
  5. Wash and hull the strawberries.
  6. Wash the blueberries.
  7. Toss the pineapple, cantaloupe and nectarines in the lemon juice mixture.
  8. Preheat a grill or grill pan to about 400 degrees F.
  9. Place all of the marinated fruit on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side to get good grill marks.
  10. Meanwhile place a sheet of foil on the grill and roast the strawberries until the juices start to run.
  11. Remove all of the fruit from the grill. Cut the pineapple, cantaloupe and nectarines into 1-inch chunks.
  12. Toss with the remaining marinade while it is still warm.
  13. Add the strawberries and blueberries and toss together.
  14. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.