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Grilled Nectarines with Balsamic Basil Reduction

Juicy grilled nectarines topped with a Balsamic Basil reduction! The perfect way to enjoy summer!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Vegan
Cuisine: Dessert
Author: Sarah De la Cruz


  • 2 ripe nectarines
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jelly smooth, not chunky!
  • 4 Dorot basil cubes
  • non dairy vanilla ice cream
  • oil for grilling optional


  • Preheat your grill.
  • Slice your nectarines into two halves. It may be easier to slice around the pit (as shown in video) than to try to slice in half and twist away from the pit—do what works best for you!
  • Brush a tiny bit of neutral oil on the cut side of the nectarines to prevent them from sticking to the grill.
  • Place the nectarines, cut side down, on the grill.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the Balsamic Basil sauce. Place balsamic vinegar, strawberry jelly, and Dorot basil cubes in a small saucepan and heat over medium low heat.
  • Whisk together until smooth, and then continue whisking occasionally as sauce reduces. Allow sauce to reduce by about half. When you wipe your finger through the sauce on a spatula it should leave a trail (see video above). Then you'll know it's ready!
  • Remove nectarines from the grill.
  • Top with a scoop of non dairy ice cream and drizzle with Balsamic Basil sauce.
  • Enjoy quickly—things are about to get melty!