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These fun and colorful rainbow fruit kebabs and easy to make and perfect for an adorable appetizer, snack, or edible craft.
Reasons I love this recipe
- These mini fruit skewers are so cute! They are perfect for an adorable appetizer at a baby shower, bridal shower, or gathering of any kind.
- They are vegan and plant-based, and gluten-free, making them a great option for many different dietary needs.
- It takes only a few minutes to make them. This is an easy recipe you can even turn into a craft for your kids!
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I chose a variety of common fruits in a rainbow color variation to give them a great pop of color and flavor variety.
Below are several fruits to choose from categorized by color:
Red/Pink: Strawberries, raspberries, apples, dragon fruit, watermelon
Orange: Oranges, clementines, cantaloupe, mango, papaya, peaches
Yellow: Bananas, pineapple, starfruit
Green: Green grapes, kiwi, green apples, pears, honeydew melon
Blue/Purple: Blueberries, blackberries, grapes, figs, plums
It's completely up to you which fruits you choose to put on your rainbow fruit skewer kebabs.
How to make rainbow fruit skewers
These would be delicious served with my Vegan Fruit Dip Recipe.
Start out by making your selection of fruit that you'll use. If you're unsure about what fruit is in season, check out this guide about seasonal produce.
Next, you will wash everything well! I usually like to soak my fruit in a combination of 4 cups water to 2 teaspoon of baking soda. Let them soak for 10-15 minutes, then drain, rinse well, and allow to air dry.
Then sliced your fruit to little bite-sized pieces to make your fruit kebabs.
If you're making mini fruit skewers, cut the fruit a little smaller.
Then carefully pierce each fruit in whatever pattern you choose.
The best appetizer for events and holidays
You can choose fruits and colors to coincide with different seasons, holidays, or events!
Below are some fun suggestions:
Baby Shower or Gender Reveal: Pink/red and blue, maybe even green colored fruits (boy baby shower).
Pink/Red: strawberries, raspberries, dragon fruit, watermelon
Blue/Green: blueberries, kiwi, green grapes
Halloween: It would be fun to use orange and black, so a possible combination of oranges or clementines, cantaloupe, blackberries.
4th of July: Aim for fruits that are red, white, and blue.
Suggestions: strawberries, watermelon, raspberries, dragon fruit, bananas, blueberries
Christmas: Pick a variety of red and green colored fruits.
Suggestions: strawberries, raspberries, apple slices, kiwi, green grapes
Try some of my other plant based appetizer recipes next:
Rainbow Fruit Skewers
- 10 wooden skewers
- 5 strawberries halved
- ¼ cup cantaloupe diced
- ¼ cup pineapple diced
- 10 grapes
- 10 blueberries
- 10 blackberries
- Wash all fruit and prepare according to the ingredient list.
- Carefully assemble the fruit onto the wooden skewers in the pattern you choose.