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Healthy Recipe of the Week

Grilled Peaches with Balsamic and Ricotta

It’s peach season!

Fire up the grill for a special dessert or sweet appetizer!

*Special credits to Wellness Expert and Peloton Instructor, Emma Lovewell for sharing this recipe.


  • 4 medium Peaches (halved and pitted)

  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar

  • 4 tablespoons Butter (softened)

  • 4 ounces Ricotta Cheese

  • Freshly-cracked Black Pepper, to taste (and to add a kick!)

  • Balsamic vinegar, to taste


Preheat the grill (Emma used a cast iron grill skillet.)  It should be piping hot (not just slightly warm)!

Spread the softened butter over the cut side of the peaches, which will become a “glue” for the brown sugar.

On a plate, stir the brown sugar and black pepper together. Dip the buttered peaches into the mix.

Grill the peaches for 4 – 5 minutes each side. Make sure not to char the fruit too much while ensuring there are nice, smoky grill marks.

Flip the peaches and grill for an additional 1 – 2 minutes.

Serve, cut-side up.

*Emma paired the peaches with soft ricotta cheese, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, and brown sugar for crunch. Feel free to spice it up with your own decadent additions! A tad of goat cheese? Baby spinach?Caramelized walnuts? Fresh whipped cream? Creamy vanilla ice cream? 







Lovewell, E. (2022, July 27). Grilled peaches with balsamic + ricotta. Live Learn Lovewell.

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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