Fruit kabobs are the perfect summer treat! Whether it is a pool party, barbecue or picnic, fruits on a stick are always a hit especially when paired with a delicious dip.
With easy and quick preparation, this can be a fun project to do with kids. It’s customizable when it comes to ingredients, sizes as well as a serving sauce.
A fresh mint leaf is a great addition to any fruit kabobs. However, this is completely optional and can be omitted.
What do fresh fruit kabobs contain?
Dairy: NO (kabobs don’t but the dip does contain sour cream)
Nuts: NO (BUT, the dip DOES contain hazelnut spread, so if allergic, use another dip, such as lemon curd dip instead)
Are they healthy?
How to make fruit kabobs with dip?
Start by rinsing the fruits well. To get rid of any excess water, place them on a few sheets of paper towel. You can also pat them dry, but it is not necessary.
When using strawberries, cut the stems off. If they are too large, cut them in half (if using 1 piece per wooden stick, then you will only need half the amount of strawberries).
Take a wooden skewer and add fruit onto it, in any order you like, using one of each except for the grapes (use 2 of those). E.g.: Start with a grape, then raspberry, grape, blueberry and finish it with a strawberry.
Add 1 folded mint leave in between any of the fruits.
For the fruit kabob dip, combine together sour cream and chocolate hazelnut spread. Only 2 ingredients but is a must-try dip. For kids, you can serve these fresh fruit skewers with flavored yogurt or vanilla pudding.
Fruit kabobs frequently asked questions:
Yes, you can. Make them the night before serving and keep them in an airtight container.
Store them refrigerated in an airtight container until ready to serve. You can also serve on a bed of ice.
Choose anything that keeps well in the fridge like pineapple, kiwi, blackberries, honeydew, watermelon (turn any leftovers to aqua fresca), etc… Avoid bananas or apples as they will turn brown.
Use anything red (watermelon, strawberries), blue (blueberries) and white (marshmallows are the best choice here). If you want to go the extra mile, cut the watermelon into stars!
- This summer fruit treat comes together in minutes, but if you are stuck for time or don’t have any skewers at home, serve this as a fruit platter. Simply double the dip and add a few toothpicks (or forks) on a platter and serve.
- Wooden sticks – You can use any size you want. I used a 4-inch (10-centimeters) skewers which is the minimum length you will need. The larger the fruit pieces, the larger sticks needed. Also, the larger the sticks, the more fruit needed.
- For kids, use a cake pop stick which has no sharp edges.
Appetizers for summer entertaining:
- Zucchini Pizza Bites – Because zucchinis are in season and because everyone loves pizza!
- Bunless Cheeseburger Bites – Easy-peasy yet delicious finger food totally gluten-free!
- Caprese Salad Bites – The best mini summer appetizer!
- Jalapeno Dip – This is ready in 5 minutes so if you are looking for quick dips, this is the one to make!
- 12 strawberries, see note 1
- 12 blueberries
- 12 raspberries
- 24 grapes, any color (preferably seedless)
- Fresh mint, about 12 leaves, or to liking
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon Nutella, see note 2
- 12 skewers (see note 3)
- For fruit kabobs: Rinse all the fruits as well as mint leaves thoroughly under running water. Remove any stems from strawberries (if too large, cut them in half). Place all the fruits onto a tray or plate lined with paper kitchen towel to get rid of any excess water.
- Stick the fruits onto skewers: grape + raspberry + grape + mint leaf (optional) + blueberry + strawberry (or in any order you like).
- For chocolate hazelnut spread: In a small bowl, mix together sour cream with Nutella until well combined.
- Enjoy fruit kabobs right away or chilled!
- If you have large strawberries, you might need to cut them in half as they may be too heavy to hold on a skewer (or too big).
- You can use Nutella - either store-bought or made at home, or any chocolate-hazelnut spread you like. I find this ratio just perfect, but you can add more spread if desired.
- Skewers a minimum of 4-inch (10-centimeters) long. You can use longer and add more fruits if you like. For kids, use cake pop sticks with no sharp edges.
- Use any fruits you prefer - berries only, or add pineapple to make the kabobs more colorful, watermelon,…
- This is a quick recipe but if you don’t want to stick the fruits on the skewers, simply serve them separately (on a platter). I recommend doubling the dip in that case.
- More tips and answers to FAQs are in the post above this recipe card.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 33Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g