Grilled Peaches

These juicy grilled peaches will be your favorite summer recipe of all time! This healthy dish makes a perfect snack, side dish, or dessert. Serve with a side of Hood Cottage Cheese with Strawberry for the ultimate pairing!

Be sure to try my fruit pizza recipe next!

A white bowl with grilled peaches and a tub of Hood Cottage Cheese in the background.

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WHEW. I have to say, I don’t think anything is more satisfying on a hot summer day than a sweet, juicy peach hot off the grill.

The best part about these is that they make a great summer snack, side dish, or dessert. They pair really well with meat from the grill, and you can’t possibly enjoy them without a side of Hood Cottage Cheese.

Ripe peaches on a dark blue surface with containers of hood cottage cheese and a spoon full of a scoop of it.

Why Hood Cottage Cheese?

  • NEW Hood Cottage Cheese with Strawberry makes a perfect topping for this recipe because it has a hint of sweetness, but helps balance out the naturally sweet flavors from the grilled peaches.
  • Its smooth and creamy texture pairs perfectly with fresh fruit. (And it’s filled with protein.)
  • You can also use Hood Cottage Cheese with Pineapple with these peaches!
  • Check out where you can buy Hood Cottage Cheese for this recipe, (or this one)!
  • Make sure you also try Hood Cottage Cheese with Cracked Pepper and make my Grilled Greek Flatbread Pizza!)

Ripe peaches on a dark blue surface.

When are Peaches in Season?

  • Peach season runs from May until mid-September.
  • Peaches are at their peak in July and August.

How to Know if a Peach is Ripe

  • Color: Pay attention to the yellow part of the peach, and ignore the red. The yellow should be a deep, golden color.

This resource indicates that our brains are trained to look at the red as a sign of ripeness and as a result, some growers have bred red color into the peaches for that reason to help increase sales.

  • Touch: Ripe peaches are soft to very soft. If a peach ‘gives’ a little bit when you press it gently, it’s almost ripe.
  • Texture: Wrinkled skin around the stem of the peach also indicate that it is ripe and ready to eat! This is the most telling sign of them all.

An indoor grill and kitchen tongs grilling peaches on a white surface with a container of cottage cheese.

☝️ PS- This is an amazing indoor grill that I love using when I’m out of propane or don’t want to venture outside!

Freestone vs. Clingstone Peaches

  • The term “stone” is in reference to the peach pit.
  • Freestone peaches detach more easily from the pit, which clingstone pits cling on and are harder to remove.

The Best Peaches for Grilling

  • Freestone peaches are best for grilling, as their pits are more easily removed, which is a step that’s needed prior to grilling.
  • It’s best to use peaches that are a bit firmer and not overly ripe. Not only are overly ripe peaches softer and harder to manage on the grill, but their juices have more sugar which makes them more likely to burn on the grill.

Overhead view of a plate filled with grilled peaches next to a bowl of cottage cheese with a spoon in it. Strawberries scattered on the table.

How to Grill Peaches

  • Carefully slice each peach in half. Use a pairing knife to slice around the pit and carefully remove it.
  • Use a pastry brush to lightly coat the flat, flesh side with oil.
  • Preheat the grill to medium.
  • Place the peaches flat-side-down and cook for 4-5 minutes, until grill marks appear.
  • Use a thin spatula to carefully flip them and cook the rounded side for another 4-5 minutes. Remove from the grill, serve with Hood Cottage Cheese with Strawberry, and enjoy!

Juicy, grilled peaches on a plate next to a ramekin of cottage cheese with strawberries in the background.

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5 from 1 vote
Servings: 4
Grilled Peaches
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
 
Author: Stephanie
Course: Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Peaches, How to Grill Peaches

These juicy grilled peaches will be your favorite summer recipe of all time! This healthy dish makes a perfect snack, side dish, or dessert.

Ingredients
  • 4 freestone peaches nearly ripe but not overly soft.
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 16 oz. Hood Cottage Cheese with Strawberry
Instructions
  1. Carefully slice each peach in half. Using a pairing knife to slice around the pit and carefully remove it.

  2. Use a pastry brush to lightly coat the flat, flesh side with oil.

  3. Preheat the grill to medium.
  4. Place the peaches flat-side-down and cook for 4-5 minutes, until grill marks appear.
  5. Use a thin spatula to carefully flip them and cook the rounded side for another 4-5 minutes.
  6. Remove from the grill, serve with Hood Cottage Cheese with Strawberry, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes
  • Freestone peaches are best for grilling, as their pits are more easily removed, which is a step that’s needed prior to grilling.
  • It’s best to use peaches that are a bit firmer and not overly ripe. Not only are overly ripe peaches softer and harder to manage on the grill, but their juices have more sugar which makes them more likely to burn on the grill.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 116, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 206mg, Potassium: 344mg, Carbohydrates: 16g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 14g, Protein: 8g, Vitamin A: 570%, Vitamin C: 9.9%, Calcium: 56%, Iron: 0.4%