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Grilled Fruit Kabobs are a fun, unique way to enjoy fresh fruit. Serve them at your next BBQ with our delicious Key Lime Yogurt Dip!
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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!
Ingredients in Grilled Fruit Kabobs
- Pick any six of the following fruits: strawberries, watermelon, apples, cantaloupe, peaches, mangoes, bananas, pineapple, kiwi, honeydew, grapes, blueberries, or blackberries.
- Basting Mixture: honey, coconut flakes, white balsamic vinegar
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! You can make them up to 24 hours in advance. Place them on a baking sheet lined with a paper towel and cover with plastic wrap. Store in the fridge until ready to grill.
Cut fruit into approximately 1-inch cubes, when possible. You can also use a melon baller.
When served as a side dish or appetizer, I plan on two skewers per person.
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How to Make Grilled Fruit Kabobs
Grilled Fruit Kabobs with Key Lime Yogurt Dip
- Outdoor Barbecue Grill
- 1 cup Melon any kind
- 1 cup Strawberries
- 1 cup Pineapples
- 1 cup Mangos
- 1 cup Bananas
- 1 cup Kiwis
- 1/2 cup Honey
- 1/4 cup Coconut Flakes
- 2 Tablespoon coconut white balsamic optional
For the Yogurt Dip
- 1 cup yogurt your favorite kind- for this recipe I did a Greek Key Lime Yogurt
- 1/4 cup Marshmallow fluff
- 2 ounces light cream cheese ¼ of an 8 oz. brick
- 1 teaspoon key lime juice or regular lime juice
- 1 Tablespoon coconut flakes or to taste
- 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.
- You can prepare the skewers up to 24 hours before grilling. Place them on a baking sheet lined with paper towels and store in the fridge covered with plastic wrap.
- Try to cut the fruit into similar sized pieces for even cooking.
- Use another flavor of white balsamic vinegar if you can’t find coconut.
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These will be so good for summer BBQs. Great recipe – especially that dip!
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!
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.
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!
How much fun are these! These would really balance this Jerk Chicken recipe I found here http://caribbeanfood.com/recipes/jamaican-jerk-chicken-recipe-a-deliciously-hot-treat Cannot wait to try the key lime dip. Yum!
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