Grilled Strawberry Parfait

gluten free grilled strawberry parfait | almost getting it together

I promised a two-part recipe and I will deliver. As I’ve mentioned, I’m secretly super nerdy and listen to podcasts when I run. My favorite is Dinner Party Download, which is supposed to help you “win your dinner parties”.  Actually, this recipe for a grilled strawberry parfait will help you win your dinner party.

Grilling – and roasting – fruits and vegetables brings out their natural sweetness. Strawberries are one of the fruits lower on the sugar scale, so sometimes they can be a little tart. Grilling them makes them succulent and extra sweet which makes for a quick, fancy and super-healthy dessert.

gluten free grilled strawberry parfait | almost getting it together

Measuring hedges make another appearance.

gluten free grilled strawberry parfait | almost getting it together

Win your dinner party with this grilled strawberry parfait.

gluten free grilled strawberry parfait | almost getting it together

Drop the Dairy Queen blizzard and enjoy real food.

My dad did the actual grilling and now wants to have his own grilling feature on the blog. I honestly can’t compare any grilled food at a restaurant to my dad’s because his will win. Blame that on part of the reason I enjoy eating at home so much. Also maybe why I live at home… I tried grilling chicken once and was sorely disappointed. What will I do if I ever leave? #ItalianGirlProblems

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Grilled Strawberry Parfait
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Impress your guests with this grilled strawberry parfait.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten Free
  1. Soak wooden kabob skewers in water for fifteen minutes.
  2. Heat up your grill.
  3. Thread strawberries on skewer, leaving about 1" at each end.
  4. Put skewers directly on the grill, turning after one minute.
  5. Strawberries are done once grill marks show.

Chat with me:
What is your favorite summertime dessert? Do you ever grill fruit? Is it super lame I’m 25 and moved back home (again) and love it? I swear I’ll be on my own in the next few months!

19 comments on “Grilled Strawberry Parfait

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Jessie on June 3, 2014 8:06 am

Besides the fact that this dish looks divine – your dad sounds awesome!!! I’m thinking with the griling job he did, he surely deserves a little blog post of his own. Maybe he can share some secrets :)
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Cassie on June 3, 2014 1:12 pm

He might have a dedicated post coming up… but yes, he should share his grilling secrets! He tried to teach me but then gave up halfway.

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Davida @ The Healthy Maven on June 3, 2014 9:10 am

Just move in with me. Now that I’ve learned to turn the gas on I’m a grilling queen! And I would love to hear from paps pisone!
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Cassie on June 3, 2014 1:11 pm

Packing my bags now. Luckily the only kitchen items I think I could contribute are my Vitamix and Panini Press. Can we get an ice cream maker?

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on June 3, 2014 9:17 am

I’ve never tried the grilled fruit thing! I see peaches and the like all the time, but I’ve never thought of grilling strawberries before…I’m intrigued!
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Cassie on June 3, 2014 1:10 pm

YES! Maybe grilled raspberries next???

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Ang @ Nutty for Life on June 3, 2014 11:00 am

I was thinking about my dad coming on the blog too! But I was going to let him be super mean and talk about what it’s like to live with a health nut. ;) Your grilling feature would probably be a lot nicer haha.

I’ve never tried grilling fruit but I really want to… except our grill is like out of commission right now. As in there are wasps that live in it and the burner knobs don’t turn without a wrench and you have you turn on the gas and use a lighter to get it going, basically risking blowing yourself up. No grilling features over at nfl a minute lol.
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Cassie on June 3, 2014 1:10 pm

I honestly thought my dad should start a blog about what it’s like to live with your completely psychopath 20-something year old daughter when I originally moved home… three years ago. Whoops.

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on June 3, 2014 11:06 am

I love grilled fruit. Absolutely love it. I adore grilled mango, pineapple, and especially peaches. And especially with cool yogurt/whipped cream and angelfood cake. That just SCREAMS summer to me in the best, best way!
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Cassie on June 3, 2014 1:10 pm

I have had grilled mango on burgers before… SO GOOD!!

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GiGi Eats on June 3, 2014 11:57 am

Never ever thought of grilled strawberries, just grilled pineapple and peaches – but really I guess you could do ANYTHING!!! BOOM :)
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Cassie on June 3, 2014 1:08 pm

I think I’m going to have to come up with more grilled dessert recipes…

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on June 3, 2014 12:03 pm

I would have never thought to grill berries! I’ve done peaches and pineapples, but never strawbs… Definitely intrigued! And girl, if I could move back a home and have someone cook all my meals for me, I can’t deny that I’d definitely be tempted to do so!
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Cassie on June 3, 2014 1:08 pm

I think you can also grill bananas, which I definitely need to try ASAP!

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Alex @ Kenzie Life on June 3, 2014 12:03 pm

I’ve never even though about grilling strawberries but I am all over this idea! I love grilled pineapple but this might just be the summer of more grilled fruit!
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Cassie on June 3, 2014 1:07 pm

Agreed – definitely need to make this the summer of more grilled fruit!

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Hilary on June 3, 2014 1:20 pm

I have thought about grilling pineapple and peaches but never strawberries and never for a greek yogurt parfait! Thanks for the idea! I am totally doing this at my soon to be house warming party for dessert :)
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Erin @ The Almon Eater on June 3, 2014 9:36 pm

Hhaha drop the DQ I love it. I’ve never grilled fruit but I also never grill anything because I don’t own a grill….. a George Foreman on occasion if that counts?

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