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Tired of a boring fruit salad? Try Fruit Kabobs
Every time we get a taste for a fruit salad we always make the same boring bowl of fruit. It always tastes wonderful but it just looks boring. As we recently had an event to attend and we wanted to bring fruit. We find that people always bring junk food and that has become a really unhealthy habit. So we looked into making those fancy watermelon cakes and carvings. Although its lots of fun to do and they look great they are very difficult to cover and take out of your own home. This is why we started looking at the fruit kabobs as an alternative and we have found out that is the first thing to go at every event we bring them to.
This is something that can be done very simply and can also be very fancy if you like to take the time to do.
As my youngest daughter is a dialysis patient fruit is very high in potassium and we have to limit that so we use less fruit so please always feel free to use what is to your own taste.
We like to use Watermelon, Grapes, both green and red, Pineapple and Strawberries and sometimes we use blueberries also
- Grapes, red and green
- Pineapple, chunks
lets get started
- Wash all fruit
- Cut your watermelon into chunks about 1-1/2 inch chunks if you have small cookie cutters use them to shape I use hearts and stars these will the watermelon toppers
- Cut the leaves off the strawberries
- Cut your pineapple in to chunks about 1-1/2 inch chunks or if you are buying canned pineapple drain juice and use the size they come
- Get a large tray or what ever you are going to use to place your kabobs
- Start putting your fruit on the skewers. I make sure I start with a bigger fruit and slide skewer straight through the middle of the fruit down until you have about 4 inches of skewer sticking out(so you can hold them) then keeping placing fruit until skewer is almost complete then add your shaped watermelon in top
- you can place the fruits in whichever order you feel looks the best. I rotate by the size of the fruit one big one small and so on. I make sure that I make them all the same so they look uniform when serving