I haven’t made kebabs, or shish kebabs, of any sort for a while, so when I found my bamboo skewers [they had made their way to the back of the drawer temporarily lost in darkness], I got inspired to make fruit kebabs.
Any combination of fresh fruits would make a great kebab. I used blueberry, strawberry, blackberry, kiwi, papaya, pineapple, and banana. The colors are gorgeous. Speaking of color, you could go with a theme like red, white, and blue [strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, bananas], or an all berry kebab, or a tropical theme kebab sprinkled with shredded coconut.
Getting everyone involved in making their own kebabs is a fun idea; this way they can thread the skewer with chunks and pieces of the fruits they like the most. Prep an assortment of fruit and place each fruit in individual bowls. Arrange the bowls of fruit and dipping cream along with the bamboo skewers, plates, napkins, and serve it buffet style!
In the image above, the fruit kebabs are placed over a pool of creamy citrus flavored dip. The wonderful things about these fruit kebabs, besides being healthy and delicious, they are super easy to make, and are great served for breakfast, dessert, as an appetizer, or snack. If you don’t have bamboo skewer, you can certainly swap the skewers for bowls and present beautiful fruit bowls drizzled with citrus cream.
Fruit Kebabs with Citrus Cream Dip
Make ahead: this dip will hold just fine in the refrigerator for a day or two.
Your choice of assorted fresh fruits
Rinse and prep fruit into bit-sized chucks and pieces.
Citrus Cream Dip
1 cup cashews - soaked 1-2 hours 6-8 Madjool dates 1 cup water 1/2 cup fresh orange juice 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract, optional
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy.