Basil Infused Grilled Fruit Salad / La Frutte Grigliate

This lovely-to-look-at and even better-to-eat grilled fruit salad is just right as the ending to a summer meal.

Serves four


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • Juice of two limes or lemons
  • 2 tablespoons warm honey
  • 3 large red or purple plums, cut in half
  • 3 nectarines, cut in half
  • 3 apricots cut in half
  • Ingredients


  1. Combine the water and sugar and salt in a small saucepan and cook until the mixture is clear and syrupy looking, about 5 minutes. Off the heat, add 8 basil leaves and allow them to steep for 10 minutes. Strain the liquid and set aside.
  2. Combine the lime juice and honey and set aside.
  3. Preheat the grill.
  4. Place the fruit halves, cut side down, directly on the grill and brush with the lime mixture.  Allow the fruit to cook until a few char marks appear.  Transfer the fruit to a cutting board and cut into slices.  Combine the slices in a bowl and toss with 1/4 cup of the syrup.
  5. Transfer the fruit mixture to individual fruit cups. Pour some of the syrup into each cup and garnish with a basil leaf.

This recipe was featured on Season 20 - Episode 2005.

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This was a big hit with everyone. The basil gave the syrup a delicious taste which I found amazing. The next time I made it, I elevated the flavoring by adding mint. Minding blowing.

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