Serves 4 (serving size: 1 plum, 2 tbsp. sauce)
These plums have all the flavor—sweet, tart, creamy, and salty. And this recipe is a simple and easy way to use delicious, peak-season fruit. Be sure to only grill the plums on the skin side a minute to warm them; otherwise they will get mushy.
- 1/2 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon orange zest (from 1 orange)
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 tablespoons honey, divided
- Cooking spray
- 4 plums (1 1/4 lb.), halved and pitted
- 3 tablespoons chopped roasted salted pistachios
- 2 tablespoons torn fresh mint
- Calories 201
- Fat 7g
- Satfat 3g
- Unsatfat 4g
- Protein 6g
- Carbohydrate 32g
- Fiber 3g
- Sugars 28g
- Added sugars 13g
- Sodium 292mg
- Calcium 8% DV
- Potassium 7% DV
How to Make It
Whisk together ricotta, zest, salt, and 1 1/2 tablespoons of the honey; set aside.
Heat a grill pan over high. Coat grill pan with cooking spray. Grill plums, cut side down, until lightly charred, about 3 minutes. Flip plums, and grill 1 minute. Remove to a plate.
Top with ricotta mixture, and drizzle with remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons honey. Sprinkle with pistachios and mint.
Alternative Step 2 (Grilling): Preheat grill to high (450°F to 500°F). Coat grates with cooking spray. Place plums, cut side down, on oiled grates; grill, uncovered, until lightly charred, about 3 minutes. Remove to a plate.