Grilled Peaches with Honey-Thyme Drizzle


Quick and easy for any time, yet elegant enough for a special occasion, these scrumptious grilled peaches are a must-try. The thyme in the honey drizzle lends a subtle herbaceous hint to complement the sweet summer peaches. Topped with a scoop of ice cream, it’s a perfect summer treat!

4 ripe, but firm medium organic peaches
1 tablespoon Natural Grocers® Brand Organic Extra-Virgin Unrefined Coconut Oil
1⁄4 cup Natural Grocers Brand Raw and Unfiltered Clover Honey
1 (3-inch) sprig organic fresh thyme, plus chopped thyme leaves for garnish
For Serving
  dairy-free or regular vanilla ice cream
  plain yogurt
  whipped cream
  ricotta cheese

1. Preheat grill to medium heat (~350° F).

2. Slice peaches in half along their seams and twist to remove the pit.

3. While the grill heats, place a small grill-safe sauce pan on the grill and melt the coconut oil (the handle will be hot, be sure to use a pot holder). Brush the cut side of the peaches with the coconut oil. Once the grill is hot, place the peaches on the grill, cut side down. Grill for 3-4 minutes before turning each peach 90 degrees and grilling another 3-4 minutes. Peaches should be just tender and have nice grill marks.

4. While the peaches grill, heat the honey and thyme in the saucepan (no need to clean) directly on the grill for 5-10 minutes. Honey should just simmer gently; watch to avoid boiling.  

5. To serve, place two peach halves, cut side up, in a dish, drizzle each with a little thyme- infused honey, and a dollop of your topping of choice. Sprinkle with chopped fresh thyme leaves if desired and serve immediately.


Note: Leftover drizzle can be used for yogurt, mixed drinks, waffles, toast, etc.


Natural Grocers Presents: Fortunate Fruit

Natural Grocers Presents: Fortunate Fruit

Watch the video to meet our farm partner, Fortunate Orchard, an organic peach paradise in Western Colorado.