This summer, add grilled fruits kabobs to your barbecue spread. Grilling fruit caramelizes the natural sugars in them for a sweet, easy and healthy dessert!
You’ve probably seen fun rainbow fruit kabobs all over Instagram. But have you seen grilled fruit kabobs?
When you grill fruit, the natural sugars in the fruit caramelize over the heat and bring out the sweet flavor of the fruit! I find that in the summer, the most popular dessert tend to be fresh fruits. So when I’m invited to a barbecue, I love taking skewered fruit on a wooden stick. When everyone is done with grilling the main meal, I slap some skewers on the grill for the sweet taste of grilled fruit to cap off the meal.
Most people are skeptical. Why would you grill fruit?! It sounds weird, right? But once you try it, you’ll realize it’s actually a sweet and healthy dessert that actually tastes great! And the great part is that it only takes a couple minutes on the grill and you’re donezo! Serve it with some yogurt or a scoop of ice cream, and all that skepticism from your grilling audience will vanish. I promise.
For my grilled fruit kabobs, I used strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapples and bananas.
You can pretty much use any fruits you like or any in season. Switch it up and test out how different fruits work together. I love also using apples, mangoes, peaches, watermelon and pears. This is more of an idea than a recipe, so have fun with it!
I drizzle them with maple syrup and spray some coconut oil on them before placing on the grill. But you don’t even need to do that. There’s plenty for sugar and flavor naturally!
This grilled fruit kabobs recipe is a healthy way to switch up eating fruit for your kids. And I’ve found my kids will pretty much eat anything on a stick. So this was a homerun for them. If you’re looking for a new way to serve fruit this summer, these grilled fruit kabobs are it! No utensils needed. Just your favorite fruit, some skewers and a grill. Easy to make and even easier to clean up!
If you make this healthy-ish feelgood Grilled Fruit Kabobs recipe, please be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I would love to hear about your experience making it. And if you snapped some shots of it, share it with me on Instagram so I can repost on my stories!