Fruit skewers are a very easy and fun sweet dessert. Our rainbow-shaped fresh fruit skewers are a colorful and delicious way to eat your recommended servings of fruit!
These incredible fruit kebabs are not on their own or served with a fun dip for the ultimate snack. Try Cheesecake dipAnd the Marshmallow cream cheese, or even Hummus with chocolate For dipping these skewers!
Easy fruit skewers
I love the colorful stuff, and these rainbow fruit skewers are just that! Just looking at them, life seems brighter and more joyful. Then you have to eat them! Filled with fresh fruits, flavors, and nutrients, these easy and insanely delicious fruit kabobs. This is one of the best ways to get a serving or two of fruit per day. My kids love them and I love that they will eat them. As if I trick them into eating healthy food. But I wouldn’t say if you didn’t.
These fruit skewers are great as an appetizer, side dish, or even dessert, especially served with a sweet dip. It’s also a fun way to serve fresh fruit as a snack. I don’t know what foods are served on skewers, but it makes them very attractive and fun. I can make a plate and put it in a fancy bowl and it won’t touch. But put the same ingredients on a stick and they disappear. Just like these StartAnd the Teriyaki meat And the Grilled Hawaiian chicken skewersFruit skewers are more fun!
What you need for rainbow fruit skewers
All this is subject to your tastes and what is in season. Change the ingredients as you like.
- Strawberries: Sweet and juicy, look for strawberries that are uniform in size and deep red.
- Orange: You can leave or remove the peel.
- kiwi: Peel and chop them, look for a firm but light kiwi.
- blackberries: Look for large, deep-colored blackberries.
- Red grapes: The best grapes are hard, crunchy, but not tender.
- green grapes: Slightly sweeter than red grapes they add a nice crunch.
- blueberry: Look for blueberries that are standardized and barely ripe.
- Wooden skewers: Use new wooden skewers to avoid nicks or splinters.
Assemble your own fruit kabobs
These are perfect to be small hands helping with assembly. Kids love to help out in the kitchen and they are more than willing to eat what they can help make.
- skewer: Using strawberry skewer thread, orange slices, kiwi, blackberries, grapes and raspberries.
- Serves: Arrange them on a plate and serve with your favorite sauce or all on their own.
Various fruits you can use
Fresh fruit is a must for these skewers. Only frozen fruit will turn into mush. Since fruit is best at different times throughout the year, your fruit choices may be different. Whatever fruit you use it will be wonderful. Here are suggestions for different colors.
- red: Raspberry, strawberry, watermelon, cherry and red apple.
- orange: Clementine or nectarine, cantaloupe, apricot and mango are a wonderful orange flavor and colorful fruit.
- Yellow: Pineapple, peaches, delicious golden apples, pears, some mangoes and bananas.
- green: Kiwi, green grapes, green apples, and honeydew.
- blueBlueberries, dark violets / blue grapes, elderberry and blackberries.
- VioletPurple grapes, peaches and blackberries can also be used here.
Great tips for fruit skewers
The best part about these skewers is that they are fresh, vibrant, and fun!
- Margins: Fruit skewers are great on their own, but you can serve them with dipping sauces for added fun. Chocolate sauce, fondue, caramel sauce, fruit flavored yogurt, whipped cream mixed with coconut or vanilla. You can also use vanilla or chocolate pudding as dipping sauces.
- Make a cloud: Make this a really rainbow and stick a cloud on the end of the skewer. Use a great marshmallow!
- Do not soak: Since you are not grilling the fruit, you do not need to soak the wooden skewers.
Make-ahead rainbow fruit kabobs
You can prepare the fruit in advance and then assemble the kabobs right before serving if you wish. There are just a few things to keep in mind if you want to prepare ahead of time.
- Avoid: When making fruit skewers ahead of time, you will want to avoid fruits that brown quickly or soften quickly. This includes bananas, pears, and apples. It will still taste great, but not very good.
- A trick to keep fruit fresh: With these suggestions, you can keep the fruit fresh up to 3 days in advance. There are two methods you can use. The first is to buy and use a product called Fruit Fresh or any other product that contains citric acids, ascorbic acid, or both. This will prevent the fruit from turning brown. You can also soak the fruit in a mixture of 1 cup water and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Soak for up to 10 minutes.
More ways to enjoy fruit!
It’s easy to eat the fruit on its own for me, but sometimes others need a little more encouragement or disguise. The fruits brighten, lighten and bring meals closer together. It is an important part of a healthy diet, but it can be difficult to work out our meals all the time. Using fruit in your side dishes is a great way to get all the nutrients, flavors and vitamins your body needs. So if you are trying to add more fruit to your diet or just need to refresh your menu ideas, I have tried real recipes to give it a try.
Calories129Calories (6%)Carbohydrates31G (10%)protein2G (4%)Fat1G (2%)Saturated fat1G (5%)sodium6MgPotassium628Mg (18%)the basic6G (24%)sugar20G (22%)Vitamin A200IU (4%)Vitamin C182Mg (221%)Calcium70Mg (7%)iron1Mg (6%)
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will differ depending on the brands you use, the methods of measurement, and portion sizes for each household.