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Grilled Strawberries with Black Pepper

Spring feels like it’s finally here and warmer weather calls for heating up the grill! Next up on the March Seasonal series is strawberries! Now this recipe might sound a little funky, but trust me on this one… these strawberries are delicious! These grilled strawberries with black pepper (and soaked in wine!) are perfect for an appetizer or as a side dish with your meal.

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This recipe is pretty simple too! First you take your strawberries and place them in a bowl with a dry white wine, like Pinot Grigio. You could try mixing it up with other wines too, but I think the Pinot Grigio has just enough flavor and sweetness to enhance the natural flavor of the strawberries. And you can drink the wine after they’re done soaking! But you can also nix the wine if you’re not feeling it. The wine just adds an extra layer of flavor, but the grilled strawberries with black pepper work fine on its own.

Place the bowl of wine with strawberries in the refrigerator for about 1.5-2 hours. Don’t let them sit much longer than that or they could get really soggy. Then you have to get creative with mushy wine strawberries… maybe a strawberry wine slushy?? I digress…

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After the strawberries soak, put about 5 strawberries on each skewer. I’m a fan of metal skewers, but you could always use the wooden ones as well. Just make sure to soak them in water while your strawberries are taking a wine bath! Once skewered, place the strawberry skewers on a hot grill and grill for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Whatever you do, DO NOT PUT SALT ON THE STRAWBERRIES. WE CANNOT SALVAGE THAT MISTAKE. Just don’t do it. Promise??

Okay, so once the strawberries are grilled, take them off the heat and place on a platter. Crack some fresh black pepper over the strawberries and you’re good to go! Let me know what you think!

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Grilled Wine-Soaked Strawberries with Black Pepper

A perfect appetizer or side dish to a meal, these grilled strawberries hit the spot!
Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 55 kcal


  • grill
  • skewers


  • 10 strawberries
  • 1 cup dry white wine like Pinot Grigio
  • black pepper


  • Rinse strawberries and place in a bowl with wine. Allow strawberries to soak in the wine in the refrigerator for about 1.5 hours.
  • After the strawberries have soaked in the wine, place them on metal skewers (or wood, but make sure you soak the wood ones) and onto a hot grill.
  • Grill the strawberry skewers for about 3-4 minutes on each side so the strawberries get a little char on them.
  • Take the strawberries off the grill and top with some freshly cracked black pepper and serve!
Keyword grill, spring, strawberries, strawberry, summer, wine soaked strawberries

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