Clean Eating Sides: Balsamic & Ginger Glazed Plums

Have you already planned out your July 4th menu? Did you think it was impossible to make healthy sides to go alongside your grilled out food? We’re hoping these clean eating sides help you accomplish a delicious feast while also keeping your health in mind. Our Balsamic & Ginger Glazed Plums are a delight for the senses. This intense, tangy and spicy syrup pairs perfectly with sweet plums and vanilla ice cream.

Don’t forget you can also make Mexican Street CornGrilled Romaine Lettuce, Grilled Bruschetta & a few other sides we have coming up this week on the blog to round out your clean eating BBQ sides.

Balsamic & Ginger Glazed Plums
eMeals Plan: Side
Serves: 6
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest
  • Pinch salt
  • 6 firm, ripe plums
  • 2 tablespoons crystallized ginger, minced (optional)
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)
  1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a small pan.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 5 to 7 minutes, or until it reaches a syrupy consistency.
  3. Cut plums in half and remove the pits.
  4. In a large bowl, gently toss plum halves with balsamic syrup to coat.
  5. Place plums, cuts side down, on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill over medium heat about 5 minutes.
  6. Serve warm with crystallized ginger and/or vanilla ice cream, if desired.


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