I’ll always remember the evening I sat in a Barcelona restaurant having dinner with my cousin Xavier, a fantastically hilarious and boisterous kindred spirit with an appetite to match. Xavier loves to eat good food and had just had a delicious albeit heavy meal and was ready to order dessert. Smiling ear to ear and rubbing his hands in anticipation of being handed a dessert menu, I was expecting an order of something rich and decadent.
I get the menu and order the flan and Xavier, with a wink and a smile, orders the yogurt and honey.
He was indeed indulging. Spanish style.
In Spain and in many parts of Europe, this is a dessert like any other. It’s what my grandmother would give me as a “treat” when I was being “good” or after a meal as a proper dessert. So when I saw these perfect nectarines at the market, I knew I had to grill them and add one of my favorite toppings.
Not only easy but a fantastic dish for breakfast or dessert, you can grill these indoors or outdoors. Either way, this makes for one of my favorite late summer healthy desserts when I actually like taking out the grill because the cooler east coast temps makes cooking and eating outside an even greater pleasure.
This easy dish is perfect for either breakfast or a light, delicious dessert!
- 1 Nectarine
- 1 Cup of greek yogurt
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
- Drizzle of honey
- Heat grill pan on medium flame
- Wash and cut nectarines in half
- When grill pan is hot, place nectarines, cut-side down, onto the grill
- Grill for about 5 minutes on each side (depending on the ripeness of the fruit)
- Remove nectarine halves from pan and plate
- Top each piece with a big dollop of yogurt
- Sprinkle with cinnamon
- Drizzle with honey
You can use peaches too!