Grilled Fruit Kabobs

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Grilled Fruit Kabobs are a win at any picnic or barbecue. The heat of the grill enhances the flavor of pineapples, bananas, strawberries, and melons. 3 Grilled Fruit Kabobs with Key Lime Yogurt Dip on othe side all on a white plate.

Grilled Fruit Kabobs

These grilled fruit kabobs were actually my husband’s idea I I was trying to figure out a tasty appetizer for a barbecue we were throwing and he suggested making some fruit kabobs and throwing them on the grill. They were so delicious! The crisp grilled edges of the pineapple, banana, strawberries and melon were perfect and the juicy flavors were locked inside. They made such a fun side dish to our dinner and we have made them dozens of times with different fruit combinations ever since. Try them with our yummy yogurt fruit dip and they make a perfect appetizer or even dessert!

What Fruit to Use for Grilled Fruit Kabobs

Really the sky’s the limit when it comes to what kind of fruit you can use for these fruit kabobs. I’m always partial to grilled bananas and pineapple for a tropical flair. But you could use cantaloupe, honeydew melon, kiwi, strawberries, mango, peaches, apples, blueberries, blackberries, grapes, watermelon, just about any kind of fruit you have on hand!

Key Lime Yogurt Dip

Grilled fruit kabobs taste divine when dipped in this sweet, yet tangy key lime yogurt dip. Here’s what you need:

  • A cup or so of key lime yogurt. I used Greek yogurt but you could use any kind you have in your fridge.
  • Some marshmallow fluff. Yes, that’s right! This makes the dip so creamy and delicious!
  • A couple ounces of cream cheese, softened. To make it easier to mix together, allow your cream cheese to come to room temperature before whipping.
  • You’ll also need key lime juice, or regular lime juice. You can use fresh squeezed lime juice or from the bottle, either one works great!
  • A tablespoon or more of coconut flakes.

Mix all these ingredients together and it makes the very best fruit dip! Slightly sweet, rich and creamy, this dip enhances the flavors of the warm, grilled fruit. You will love this stuff! You could also try this Easy Cream Cheese Fruit Dip too.

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I love creating an entire meal from start to finish on the grill! There’s something so satisfying about spending the evening outside with my family, smells of good food wafting from the grill, and eating and laughing on the patio until late in the night. Try some of these terrific recipes from the grill!

How to Make Grilled Fruit Kabobs

3 Grilled Fruit Kabobs with Key Lime Yogurt Dip on othe side all on a white plate.

Grilled Fruit Kabobs with Key Lime Yogurt Dip

5 from 3 votes
Grilled Fruit Kabobs are a win at any picnic or barbecue. The heat of the grill enhances the flavor of pineapples, bananas, strawberries, and melons.

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Grill/BBQ
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Outdoor Barbecue Grill

Ingredients

Fruit Ideas:

For Basting

For the Yogurt Dip

Instructions

  • If you use wood skewers, soak them in cold water first to avoid burning on the grill. Turn on grill to medium heat.
  • Thread each skewer with your favorite fruits.
  • Warm some honey in the microwave so its nice and warm and runny. Baste each kabob lightly with honey then sprinkle with coconut flakes.
  • Grill until the fruit gets some nice grill marks on each side. Remove to a serving plate (optional: drizzle with a little coconut white balsamic).

For the Yogurt Dip:

  • Beat the light yogurt, marshmallow fluff, light cream cheese, lime juice, and coconut flakes together and put in a small dish for dipping. Keep refrigerated.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 74mgPotassium: 482mgFiber: 4gSugar: 47gVitamin A: 1781IUVitamin C: 73mgCalcium: 92mgIron: 1mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. 5 stars
    Grilled fruit is so good! It makes such a delicious and light dessert. This yogurt dips pair perfectly with the fruit and makes it a super satisfying treat!

  2. Hey, Kiddo, made this to go with our Father’s Day bbq. Loved it. I put pears in there also. The bananas were delish. I mixed up equal parts honey and used Kraft strawberry balsamic vinegar to brush over the fruit. Turned out great. Everyone loved it. I’m trying something from your instagram posts almost every week. Keep up the great job.

    1. Hi Ann!!! So glad you liked the kabobs! I love all your suggestions too! You are so good to us 🙂 Thanks so much for your support!