This rainbow fruit skewer recipe is made with only the freshest and most delicious fruits! There are, of course, many substitutes for each. But the combination of flavors and textures I’ve developed for this recipe is incredible!
The skewers are relatively quick to make and will add a beautiful and festive pop of color to any table! And best of all, they are loaded with healthy sugars and a ton of nutrients!
If you love fruity recipes, you have to give this Homemade Watermelon Bowl a try! But, for something a little less complex, you can try my Easy Papaya Strawberry Smoothie or this Mango Chia Seed Pudding.
What You Need To Make A Rainbow Fruit Skewer
Today’s recipe is extremely fun and colorful too! And, unlike most sweet treats, these are actually incredibly healthy! Sure, they aren’t necessarily low in calories. But at least they don’t contain any additives or artificial ingredients.
So, what exactly do you need to make my rainbow fruit skewer recipe?
I decided to use bananas, kiwi, raspberries, watermelon, peaches, blueberries, melon, and mango. Each of these represents a different color of the rainbow.
Simultaneously, they add a ton of delicious fruity flavors and a bunch of nutrients (which we will get to shortly).
These fruit kebabs are incredibly easy to make and even easier to serve. The most time-consuming step is preparing and cutting the fruit before threading them onto the skewer.
I didn’t serve my skewers with any dip to ensure their natural flavors stand out above everything else. And, of course, to keep the “healthy” part of this recipe, well, healthy.
If you’d like, there are many dips and sauces you can make for these fruit skewers. They can include anything like a caramel sauce, chocolate dipping sauce, fresh fruit coulis, or vanilla cream sauce.
And when it comes to garnishes, I love adding dried coconut shavings and chopped nuts. Even freshly chopped mint adds a wonderfully fresh flavor and compliments all of the fruits very well.
Is A Rainbow Fruit Skewer Healthy?
As I’ve said before: they aren’t low in calories. But they are definitely not unhealthy. All the calories come from the natural sugars in the fruits.
The skewers are made from fresh fruit only and don’t contain any artificial additives or preservatives.
So, if you break down the nutrients of each fruit individually, you will see that only one will virtually give you all of the nutrients you need for a day!
These skewers will offer you a ton of dietary fiber, very little fat and protein, and a ton of vitamins and minerals. They are also stuffed with antioxidants, which have MANY benefits for the body.
If you would like to learn more about specific nutrients these fruits provide, just Google them individually. There are many medical sites you can take a look at for accurate information.
Variations For The Fresh Rainbow Fruit Skewer
Personally, I wouldn’t change anything in this recipe. I love the blend of fruity flavors each of these options adds and how they come together beautifully.
Not to mention, visually they look incredible together!
However, if you cannot get your hands on one or more of these fruits, you can just choose a substitute that has the same color. It also helps if your alternative isn’t extremely juicy. That just creates a big mess.
So, for example, instead of peaches or canteloupe (for the orange color), you should use something like apricots or orange honeydew melons. If you use oranges, which are extremely juicy and wet, they will ruin the texture of the other fruits and create a sticky, hard-to-eat mess.
How do you keep fruit skewers from turning brown?
Squeeze some fresh lemon juice (or lime juice) over the fresh fruit. Keep in mind that it will also give them a slightly sour flavor. So, it’s best to serve these immediately.
Can I make this rainbow fruit skewer recipe in advance?
This isn’t really a recipe you can make far in advance. The cut fruits will instantly start changing color, especially the banana. But you can drizzle some lemon juice over these fruits to delay oxidation.
How do you store rainbow fruit kebabs?
The best way to store these before serving is inside an airtight container. You can also place them directly onto the serving platter and wrap the entire thing with plastic or saran wrap. As long as the storage method is airtight, the fruit should be good for a while.
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Rainbow Fruit Skewer – An Easy And Healthy Homemade Snack
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 4 medium kiwis
- ⅓ watermelon
- ½ cantaloupe Melon
- 1 medium mango
- 2 peachesan
- 2 medium bananas
Prepare the fruits
- The raspberries and blueberries can be washed and dried. You don't have to cut them in any way.
- Peel the kiwis and slice them into quarters. Depending on the size of the kiwi, you may want to slice them into smaller pieces. Each piece should be roughly 1 inch in width and length.
- Cut the watermelon into thirds. Wrap the remaining watermelon and store it inside the fridge. Peel the remaining third. Then, cut the red flesh into 1-inch cubes. set them aside.
- Repeat the same process for the cantaloupe melon as the watermelon. Cut the flesh into 1-inch cubes.
- Next, peel the mango. Then, cut the flesh off the pit. Portion the pieces into roughly 1-inch pieces. They should be the same size (more or less) as the rest of the fruit.
- Then, you don't have to peel the peaches, but you can if you don't like their skins. Cut the flesh away from the peach pit. Then, cut them into 1-inch cubes.
- Finally, peel the bananas and slice them into 1/2-inch slices.
Thread the rainbow fruit skewers
- Make sure your skewers are completely clean before threading the fruit on them. If you use wooden skewers, make sure there aren't any splinters.
- Then, thread the prepared fruit onto the skewers one at a time. There isn't a specific order you have to follow. But, for accuracy, follow the rainbow color pattern.
- Repeat the colors (fruits) until you only have an inch of skewer left on both sides.
- Place the finished skewers on a serving dish and serve it with your favorite accompaniment.