Rainbow Fruit Kabobs with Greek Yogurt Dip
These Rainbow Fruit Kabobs are perfect for a party! Serve these fresh fruit skewers with a creamy dip as a side dish, appetizer or healthy snack.
Fruit salad is a favorite side dish that everyone can enjoy – both kids and adults! I often make my classic fruit salad and berry fruit salad for summer BBQs and potlucks, and these fresh fruit kabobs are an easy way to make individual servings of fruit salad!
These rainbow fruit kabobs are a fun twist on classic fruit salad. With fresh strawberries, clementine oranges, pineapple, kiwi, blueberries and purple grapes, these fruit skewers are a delicious way to eat the rainbow!
You can change up the fruits in these fruit skewers depending on what is in season. Below you’ll find lots of ideas of fruits for each color of the rainbow.
Served with my sweet lemon Greek yogurt dip, these healthy fruit kabobs are impossible to resist. The Greek yogurt adds some protein to this healthy snack, and the fruit provides fiber. Everyone is going to love this fresh fruit on a stick!
You can even add fresh veggies to this easy kabobs recipe! Or, try bell peppers, cucumber and tomatoes – which technically are all fruits even though we often treat them as veggies. Add some grilled steak kabobs or chicken kabobs and you have the perfect outdoor summer meal.
Serving vegetables together with fruit on a stick is a great way to encourage everyone to eat more healthy produce.
How to Make Fruit Kabobs
- Wash and gently dry the fruit.
- Peel the fruit (as needed) and cut it into bite-size pieces.
- Add fruit to the wooden skewers, in rainbow color order, or as desired.
- Serve with Greek yogurt dip, if desired.
Greek Yogurt Dip
The Greek yogurt dip is optional but makes these fruit kabobs even more fun and delicious! My kids ask for this dip all the time!
There are only THREE simple ingredients in the yogurt dip, and it takes less than five minutes to make:
- Plain Greek Yogurt: You can use full fat or low fat. I don’t recommend using nonfat because you want the thickness, richness and flavor that the fat provides.
- Lemon Juice: Fresh lemon juice gives you the best flavor. If you are able to find Meyer lemons, their sweet, less tart flavor is perfect in this recipe.
- Honey: Honey adds sweetness and balances out the tartness from the lemon juice.
Combine the yogurt dip ingredients in a bowl and stir them together until everything is well mixed and smooth. Taste the lemon yogurt dip and adjust the amount of lemon juice and honey to your tastes.
Fruit Kabobs Ideas
There are many options for each color of fruit. Use your favorites that are in season!
- Red: strawberries, raspberries, cherries, watermelon
- Orange: clementine or cutie oranges, navel orange wedges, cantaloupe, mango, apricots, peaches
- Yellow: pineapple, nectarines, yellow watermelon, banana
- Green: kiwi, green grapes, green apples, honeydew
- Blue: blueberries, blackberries
- Purple: purple grapes, blackberries, plums
Can you make fruit kabobs ahead?
The fruit kabobs are best served the day they are made, but you can assemble them up to one day ahead and refrigerate until you are ready to serve them. Carefully lay the fruit kabobs in an airtight container with a lid and store in the refrigerator.
The yogurt dip can also be made up to one day ahead and refrigerated. Some of the lemon juice may separate from the yogurt as it sits, so stir the dip again before serving.
Tips for this Fruit Skewers Recipe
- If you are serving these skewers to small children, you can cut the pointy tips off of the wooden sticks.
- Be sure to halve grapes if serving to kids under 4 years old.
- You can adjust the number of fruits on each skewer as space allows. Before you start to assemble the fruits on the wooden sticks, test out a trial skewer by laying out the fruits in order next to one of the wooden skewers to see what will fit.
- Use fruits that are in season and readily available to you. See my list above for ideas for each color of the rainbow.
- For a festive 4th of July appetizer, use red, white and blue fruits. Try strawberries, raspberries, watermelon, purple grapes, blueberries, and banana. My kids love when I add marshmallows to these fruit kabobs as a treat, and the marshmallows are an easy way to incorporate white into the skewers.
Rainbow Fruit Kabobs with Greek Yogurt Dip
For the Fruit Kabobs
- 12 strawberries, stems removed
- 2 clementines or cutie oranges, peeled and separated into wedges
- 1 ½ cups fresh pineapple cubes
- 3 kiwi, peeled and cut into wedges
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup purple grapes, halved if serving to kids under 4 years
- 12 wooden skewers
For the Greek Yogurt Dip
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, to taste
- 2 tablespoons honey, or to taste
Make the Fruit Kabobs
- Before starting, wash the fruit and gently pat it dry.
- If serving to small children, cut the sharp points off of the skewers.
- Place the fruits on the skewers in this order: strawberries, oranges, pineapple, kiwi, blueberries, grapes.
Make the Greek Yogurt Dip
- Combine the plain Greek yogurt, lemon juice and honey in a bowl and whisk or stir until smooth.
- Serve the yogurt dip with the fruit kabobs.
- If you are able to find Meyer lemons, they are wonderful in this recipe.
- Use your favorite fruits and fruits that are in season.