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EASY Rainbow Fruit Kabobs – Follow Us


Healthy and delicious rainbow fruit kabobs that are alert in just 10 minutes! An simple low calorie snack or appetizer idea that is great for any occasion.

There is nothing I love more than fresh fruit during the summer. We love making a fruit salad, but sometimes it’s kind to mix it up. And these rainbow fruit kabobs are a fun way to do that. They make a great side dish to bring to a BBQ, afternoon snack for the kids or even a healthy late night treat.

rainbow fruit kabobs on white plate

These fruit kabobs are super simple to make and only take about 10 minutes to prep. They’re a great snack for your kids to help out with. My daughter loves making them for just about anything! This past month we’ve also been working with my two year ancient on his colors and printed off these rainbow coloring pages to go along our rainbow kabobs. It was the great match!

These would be delicious to serve with greek yogurt or a strawberry fruit dip. They are also great to serve at a BBQ, birthday party or even a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The rainbow colors are so bright and festive and the fresh fruit tastes astonishing!

fruit on white cutting board

How to make fruit kabobs

  1. Soak the skewers for about 5 minutes in cold water (so they don’t obtain slivers in the fruit).
  2. Wash the fruit and then chop any of the bigger types (like pineapple or apples) into 1-inch pieces.
  3. Thread through skewers starting with grapes then onto blackberries, apples, pineapples, oranges and strawberries..

Preparing in advance: You can exactly prepare these fruit skewers in advance if preferred. I’d recommend replacing any fruits that brown fast (i.e. apples or bananas) with other similar colored types. Simply prepare as directed, then place on a plate and cover with saran wrap. Store in the fridge until serving.

placing fruit on wooden skewers

Fruit variations

There are many ways to build your fruit skewer. Here are some of our favorite fruits to use.

  • Red: Strawberries, raspberries, watermelon, cherries
  • Orange: Mandarin oranges, mango, cantaloupe
  • Yellow: Pineapple, bananas, apricots, nectarines
  • Green: Apples, grapes, kiwi, honeydew
  • Blue: Blackberries, blueberries
  • Violet: Grapes, plums

Favorite dips for serving

rainbow fruit kabobs on white plate

More fresh fruit recipes:

Rainbow Fruit Kabobs Recipe

Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: American

Keyword: rainbow fruit kabobs

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 8

Calories: 20

Healthy and delicious rainbow fruit kabobs that are alert in just 10 minutes! An simple low calorie snack or appetizer idea that is great for any occasion.

  • 8 strawberries
  • 1 mandarin orange
  • 8 pieces pineapple
  • 1/2 granny smith apple , cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 8 blackberries
  • 8 grapes
  • Soak the skewers in cold water for about 5 minutes. Chop the fruit into about 1-inch pieces if needed.

  • Then thread the fruit through your skewers. Start with the grapes and then move onto the blackberries, apples, pineapples oranges and strawberries.

  • Place on a white plate and store in the refrigerator until alert to serve.

Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

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meet Jamielyn Nye

Jamielyn Nye is the creative director and founder of Follow Us. She is also the author of the Follow Us Cookbook. When she’s not creating in the kitchen, Jamielyn loves to chase her four small monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.


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