These Easy Fruit Kabobs can be made ahead, require minimal slicing or prep and become next level when paired with an easy yogurt fruit kabob dip. This post contains affiliate links.
The picnic/potluck/cookout calendar is still in full swing here in Illinois and I’m always looking for a fun dish to bring along. Did you ever have a signature dish that you just forgot about? My mom reminded me about these fruit kabobs that I used to make all the time until all of a sudden I just didn’t. Honestly I think it was around the time Pinterest launched and I developed a scorched earth policy on recipes and would never repeat because there were so many new ones to try. Anyway, thanks to her reminder, these fruit kabobs are back! You can thread these any which way — if you’re somewhat of a slapdash kabob styler like me, this will be right up your alley. No rules here!
Fruit Kabob Ingredients
You’ll need wooden skewers, grapes, strawberries and cheese hunks for my version, but of course customize it in any way that you feel. These can absolutely be made ahead, but for whatever reason the cheese and strawberries get weird together when made ahead, so if you’re not serving them right away, just thread in a way that the cheese and strawberries aren’t right next to each other.
Fruit Kabob Tips
Probably the only tricky thing about this recipe is finding the wooden skewers. I planned to order them off Amazon, but I happened upon a grilling display at a store and grabbed a package then. I’ve also seen them by spices or marinades on clip strips. If you’re not into searching the store (and, umm who is?), you can grab them here. Then that’s it for prep! I halved my strawberries to make them go a little farther, but the grapes went on whole and the cheese hunks were pre-cut.
Fruit Kabob Dip AKA “Dip, Baby, Dip”
For a fabulous (and easy!) accompanying fruit kabob dip, I grab a container of just plain vanilla yogurt — not whipped or Greek or anything, just the most basic regular yogurt and drizzle in some honey and a scoop of brown sugar and mix it up and call it a day. I pop it in a Mason jar when I want to get extra fancy :).
That’s it! My signature dish is back :). Any other fruit combos you’d like to see? I’d love to hear in the comments!
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- 1 lb of strawberries, washed and halved
- 1 8 oz. package of cubed cheese
- 1 lb of grapes
- Wooden skewers for threading
- 2 6 oz. containers of regular vanilla yogurt
- 2 T brown sugar
- Honey, to taste
- Thread the skewers, alternating the fruit and cheese
- Mix the yogurt, brown sugar and honey in a container until blended
- If you're making these ahead, don't thread the strawberries by the cheese. If you're serving right away, thread them any way.
Yum!! Such a fun, light treat! The kids could assemble this themselves, too!
Thanks! Yep, my oldest is always desperate to help in the kitchen – this is a good bet for helpers!
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