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Grilled Fruit Salad

Grilled Fruit Salad

This grilled fruit salad is spicy, sweet, and savory, and is vegan, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly. This is a beautiful colorful dish for a BBQ or potluck.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 to 6
Author Tess Masters


  • 6 large Roma tomatoes, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 3 limes, halved
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 large avocados, halved lengthwise and pitted
  • 1 large mango, halved lengthwise and seeded (do not peel)
  • 1 sweet onion, thickly sliced
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 15 dried tepin (bird's eye chile peppers), ground 
  • Celtic sea salt
  • 1 head butter lettuce


  1. Preheat grill to medium heat. Brush tomato and next 5 ingredients (through onion) with oil. Place fruits and vegetables on grill rack; grill, rotating halfway through grilling to achieve even grill marks, about 3 to 5 minutes. Set limes aside. 
  2. Peel and finely dice remaining grilled fruits and vegetables. In a bowl, combine fruits and vegetables, cilantro, and chile; toss together. Squeeze in lime juice; sprinkle with salt to taste. Serve with butter lettuce leaves. 

Recipe Notes

Recipe from The Great Pepper Cookbook copyright © 2014.
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak