Grilled Fruit Kabobs

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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!

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Grilled Fruit Kabobs

You’ve probably seen fun rainbow fruit kabobs all over Instagram. But have you seen grilled fruit kabobs?

Two skewers of grilled fruit kabobs including: strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapples and bananas

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.

Large bowl of cut up 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!

White round plate with skewers of fruit including: strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapples and bananas

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!

Baking dish with skewers of fruit including: strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapples and bananas

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!

This summer, add grilled fruit kabobs to your barbecue spread. Grilling fruits carmelizes the natural sugars in them for a sweet, easy and healthy dessert!

Tips For Making Grilled Fruit Kabobs

  • If you’re using wooden or bamboo skewers, check for splinters on the skewers. If you see any, you can remove them by rolling two of them together in your hands or rubbing them over each other, as if you are sharpening a knife.
  • To avoid burning the wooden or bamboo skewers, make sure to soak them in water for at least 20 minutes. This keeps them moist and typically reduces the chance of them burning on the grill.
  • Large chunks of fruit work best for grilling. But you can also skewer smaller fruits like grapes and blueberries. Just be sure to secure them well so they don’t fall through the grill grates.
  • Before grilling, make sure the cooking grates are clean. You don’t want that your fruit to taste like hot dogs. Unless you’re into that sort of thing, and in that case, go you!

Want another easy fruit dessert for  summer? Try this fruit salad with lime poppy seed dressing. So refreshing!

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This summer, add grilled fruit kabobs to your barbecue spread. Grilling fruits caramelizes the natural sugars in them for a sweet, easy and healthy dessert!
Grilled Fruit Kabobs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
12 mins
 
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!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Desserts, Kid Friendly, No-Bake, Snacks
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 193 kcal
Ingredients
  • Pineapple chunks cut into 1” pieces
  • Bananas cut 1" pieces
  • Cantaloupe chunks cut into 1” pieces
  • Strawberries stems removed
  • Coconut oil spray
  • Maple syrup for drizzling
  • Vanilla yogurt for dipping (optional)
Instructions
  1. Soak the skewers in water for 20 minutes, to prevent them from burning while grilling the skewers
  2. To make the fruit kabobs, thread two pieces each banana, pineapple, strawberry and cantaloupe onto skewer. Repeat process to assemble as many skewers as you’d like to make.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and maple syrup.
  4. Grill on preheated grill for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally until the fruit softens and chars.
  5. Enjoy immediately, and dip in yogurt, if desired.
Recipe Notes
  • If you have any leftovers, I would recommend chopping them up to make salsa and use within 24 hours. But this recipe is best served immediately.
  • The nutrition information may vary depending on what fruits you use and whether you decide to omit the maple syrup and coconut oil.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Fruit Kabobs
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.7g 4%
Sodium 28.8mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 48.3g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
Sugars 19.5g
Protein 0.7g 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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