Grilled Peaches with Maple and Vegan Ricotta

 These grilled peaches are such an easy, and delicious summer dessert. The warm sweet, and tart peaches, paired with the creamy maple ricotta is summer perfection. The next time you are grilling up dinner, toss on a few peaches, whip up some quick  tofu ricotta, and dessert is done in minutes.

These grilled peaches are such an easy, and delicious summer dessert. The warm sweet, and tart peaches, paired with the creamy maple ricotta is summer perfection. The next time you are grilling up dinner, toss on a few peaches, whip up some quick  tofu ricotta, and dessert is done in minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 - 6 peaches
  • 1 package firm tofu
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds  (optional)
  • More maple for drizzling

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Prepare peaches by rinsing with skin on. Cut peaches in half and remove pit.
  2. In a blender, or food processor, add drained tofu with juice from 1 lemon, maple syrup, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Process until completely smooth.
  3. Spray grates of grill with cooking oil, and heat.
  4. Spray or brush the cut side of the peaches with a little oil, and place face side down on the heated grill.
  5. Grill peaches for about 10 minutes, or until nice grill marks have formed.
  6. Flip peaches, and grill the other side for about 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from grill, and let cool for a few minutes.
  8. Add a scoop of the tofu ricotta in the dips of the peaches, sprinkle with almonds, and drizzle with maple syrup to serve.

Serves 4-6