Rainbow Fruit Skewers with Honey Almond Greek Yogurt Dip are the perfect sweet and healthy treat. Serve these fruits in skewers as an appetizer, for kids' snacks or lunch boxes, or just a healthy snack for yourself. You'll love Rainbow Fruit Kabobs for any occasion.
Rainbow Fruit Skewers recipe
These Rainbow Fruit Skewers are such a fun and healthy snack. These fruit kabobs with dip are perfect for a festive snack, healthy dessert, or even a party appetizer. Kids and adults will equally swoon over the fun presentation and it's a great way to get everyone to eat more fruit.
To make the fruits in skewers even more festive, I added a homemade light and healthy yogurt dip. It is made with protein-packed Greek yogurt and flavored with honey, almond extract, and cinnamon. It's a super unique and yummy combination! You can also just add the honey and almond extract to the Greek yogurt to make the dip.
In my rainbow line up I did strawberries for the red, canteloupe for the orange, pineapple for the yellow, kiwi for the green, and grapes for the blue & purple. Sure you could serve the fruit in a big bowl as a fruit salad, but these skewers really bring out the wow factor. And sometimes food really should just be fun. This is a great way to use fresh fruit.
If you are a fruit-a-holic like myself you'll love the sweet taste and burst of natural sweetness in the fruit. They are great for a summer party or even your St. Patrick's Day spread. They would also be pretty for a shower or girls' brunch. Plus kids, including my twins, love them!
Why You'll Love this Rainbow Fruit Skewers Recipe...
- These Rainbow Fruit Skewers are fun and colorful!
- They come together in less than 15 minutes, including the dip!
- A lot of fruit dip bases are made with cream cheese, but this one uses Greek yogurt.
- It's a versatile recipe that is great for kids' snacks or lunch or an appetizer at a summer party.
- They are a great way to get kids to eat fruit! They can even help you assemble them.
- This is a simple recipe. If you are short on time, go for some of the pre-cut fruit in the produce department. It makes assembling these a breeze!
Here's an overview of what you'll need to make this Rainbow Fruit Skewers recipe, but keep scrolling for the full recipe amounts.
For the Rainbow Fruit Skewers:
- Strawberries: Strawberries are sweet, juicy, and red making the perfect base for these fruits in skewers. Look for plump berries without blemishes. To prep the berries wash them and cut off the green tops. Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, fiber, manganese, and potassium.
- Canteloupe: The underrated canteloupe is the perfect orange fruit for your rainbow. To prepare the canteloupe cut it in half and dice it into bite-sized pieces. Cantaloupe is rich in Vitamin A, beta-carotene, and Vitamin C. It also has lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that can help your eye health.
- Pineapple: For the yellow fruit, I used fresh pineapple. To prepare the pineapple cut off the hard skin and pointy top. Cut into small bite-sized pieces. Pineapple is another healthy choice because it's rich in Vitamin C, manganese, Vitamin B6, and folate.
- Kiwi: For the green slot on the rainbow, I used fresh kiwi. You can't beat the gorgeous green color. To prepare the kiwi, cut it in half. Use a spoon to remove the skin and slice it into half moons. Kiwis are another unrated healthy fruit filled with vitamin C, potassium copper, Vitamin K, and folate.
- Grapes: For the blue and purple sections I used purple grapes or red grapes. To prep the grapes just wash them and remove them from the stem. Grapes are full of health benefits including fiber, copper, Vitamin K and Thiamine.
- Wooden Skewers: I like to use a nice solid wood skewer for these. This is a great option.
For the Greek Yogurt Dip:
- Plain Greek Yogurt: Plain Greek yogurt is the perfect creamy base for this dip. It's light and has a mild flavor. You can use no fat or full fat depending on your dietary preferences. If you don't have plain yogurt, you can also use vanilla yogurt.
- Honey: A touch of honey goes a long way to naturally sweeten your dip.
- Almond Extract: Rich almond extract is an unexpected and delicious addition to the dip. Look for pure almond extract and not imitation to get a natural flavor. I like this one. If you don't have almond extract, you can also use vanilla extract.
- Cinnamon: A touch of cinnamon gives the dip a lovely flavor and depth.
This is an overview of the instructions to make this Rainbow Fruit Skewers recipe, but the full detailed printable recipe is below in the recipe card.
For the Rainbow Fruit Skewers:
- Wash, cut, and prepare your fruit as described above.
- Push the grapes on the skewer first, followed by the kiwi, pineapple, canteloupe, and strawberries.
- Stack on a plate or platter and serve immediately.
For the Dip:
- In a small bowl mix together the greek yogurt, honey, almond extract, and cinnamon.
- Spoon into a serving bowl and serve alongside the rainbow fruit skewers.
I love this Rainbow Fruit Skewers recipe as written, but here are some fun variations on the fruits you can use.
- Red: Red apple, raspberry, watermelon, or cherries.
- Orange: Orange, clementine, apricot, mango, or peach.
- Yellow: Banana, Golden apples, pears.
- Green: Green apples, honeydew, green grapes
- Blue: Blueberries, blackberries.
- Purple: Plums
Storage & Leftovers
Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days.
Can you make fruit skewers the night before?
Yes, you can make fruit skewers up to 24 hours in advance. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
How do you keep fruit kababs from turning brown?
These fruit kabobs only have fruits that do not brown once cut, so you should not have a problem. However, if you substitute fruits like bananas, apples, or pears they will brown. To keep it from browsing drizzle a small amount of lemon juice on the fruit.
Do you need to soak bamboo skewers for fruit kabobs?
No, if you are not grilling the fruit, you do not need to soak these skewers. The only reason you need to soak skewers is to prevent them from catching on fire when grilling them.
Rainbow Fruit Skewers
These Rainbow Fruit Skewers are so fun and tasty! They are the perfect fruits in skewers for kids or adults. You'll love the light and healthy dip to serve with it! It's so nice that you can use these for lunches or even summer parties and it's such a fun way to enjoy the colors of the rainbow.
I hope you love these as much as my family did.
More Rainbow Fruit Recipes to Try:
More Healthy Skewers Recipes:
- Shrimp Pineapple Kabobs
- Grilled Pineapple Kabobs with BBQ Sauce
- Grilled Shrimp Lemon Skewers
- Honey Lime Shrimp Skewers
- Mediterranean Shrimp Skewers Bowls
- BBQ Shrimp Skewers
- Buffalo Shrimp Skewers
Rainbow Fruit Skewers with Honey Almond Dipping Sauce
For the Rainbow Fruit Skewers
- 16 large strawberries, green top cut off
- ½ pound cantaloupe, cubed
- ½ pound pineapple, cubed
- 4 kiwi, peeled and quartered
- 48 large purple or black grapes
- 16 skewers
- garnish: fresh mint
- For the Rainbow Fruit Skewers:
- Prepare the skewers by slipping on the grapes first. Push them to the top and then add the kiwi, pineapple and cantaloupe. Top it off with the strawberry.
- Put on a plate or tray for serving.
- For the Dip:
- Mix the greek yogurt, honey, almond extract and cinnamon for the dip . Stir well.
- Transfer to a small serving bowl.
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