Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Lime, Maple, and Ginger dressing

Lime, Maple, and ginger dressing

Summer is still in full swing, and along with that, fresh fruit in season.
While I love to just eat fruit as is, I love to grill it on the barbecue.  If I don't have time for barbecuing, I will just use a grill pan on my stove.
My favorite fruits to grill are pineapple, peaches, watermelon, mango, and cantaloupe.  It intensifies the sweetness of the fruit, and takes it to a new level.

I decided to see if I could elevate that level even more.  I decided to make a simple dressing to pour over the warm fruit.  I am simply going to say, level up!
Here is the recipe.  You can make while the fruit is grilling.


You will need a small blender also.  

1/4 c fresh lime juice (2 limes worth)
1/4 c maple syrup (or honey if you are not vegan)
3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp. fresh ground ginger
1/4-1/2 tsp. chipotle powder or cayenne pepper
zest of one lime

Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend for a few seconds. 

You can put on the fruit while it is grilling, or after, or both.  I like to do both.  Just make sure to pour it all over the fruit after it comes off the grill. 

I hope you give this a try, and that you enjoy it.