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Easy Fruit Skewers and 1 Minute Yogurt Dip

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Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Dip is a quick and easy party appetizer or healthy snack everyone loves. It’s a party tray people gravitate to at birthdays, showers, potlucks, BBQs, and pool parties. So if you are hosting… or looking for something to bring, you’ll love this 10 minute appetizer idea!

Side view of fruit skewers on a plate with yogurt dip and fresh strawberries

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Fruit Skewers are one of the most fun ways to serve fruit. They’re bright, colorful, sweet, juicy, and effortlessly perfect for summer entertaining and snacking.

What to Love About Fruit Skewers

Honestly, there isn’t much not to love about fruit skewers… but here are a few top-of-mind reasons I love them!

  • 100% delicious
  • Easy to customize with favorite, in-season fruit and berries
  • Make ahead friendly
  • Quick and healthy snacks
  • Wonderful party starter

Here is another reason I love these fruit skewers. They are THE perfect project for guests and kids to make. It’s so much fun threading berries and cubes of melons and pineapples onto party skewers.

Chatting and laughing together with an easy task makes every party that much more enjoyable!

Closeup side view of fruit skewers and yogurt dip on a white plate

Which Fruit is Best for Fruit Skewers?

Fruit skewers can be made from essentially any fruit you want. For this party, I used a combination of watermelon, honeydew melon, sliced bananas, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and giant strawberries on the side.

Here are a few more fruit ideas:

  • Pineapple
  • Grapes
  • Cantaloupe
  • Kiwi
  • Mandarin oranges
  • Peaches
Top view of Fruit Skewers on a white plate with yogurt dip

How to Make Fruit Skewers

Fruit Skewers are one of the easiest snacks or appetizers you can make, Essentially, you’re just threading pieces of fruit onto a skewer. Here are a few tips:

  • Use ripe fruit for the best-tasting, sweetest and juiciest skewers.
  • Shaped Fruit Skewers: it’s fun to cut shapes using small cookie cutters from fruit like watermelon, cantaloupe, apples, or kiwis to fit the theme of your party, like stars for Memorial Day and the 4th of July.
  • Establish a pattern: I like experimenting with pleasing color and shape combinations. Make a test skewer and adjust it accordingly to your preference. Then use it as a template for creating the rest.
Side view of Yogurt Dip in a glass bowl

Yogurt Dip Ingredients

Fruit Kabobs are delicious whether you serve them with dip or not. But this Yogurt Dip is worth the 1 minute it takes to whip it up. Here is all you need:

  • Yogurt: I always use Vanilla Greek yogurt for the perfect dipping consistency and flavor.
  • Honey: For an added touch of sweetness to elevate the flavors.
  • Lemon Juice: You only need a squeeze to brighten the whole dip.
  • Vanilla Extract: A splash of vanilla heightens the yogurt dip, making it extra special.

How to Serve Fruit Skewers

Here are a few ideas for serving these colorful, delicious treats:

  • Serving Platter: line them up on a platter. They create pretty patterns on the platter when you’ve made them all the same.
  • Serving Glasses: Skewers are stunning when standing in a mug, glass, or even clean vase. They make a beautiful centerpiece for the table.

Fruit Skewer Questions and Tips

What kind of skewer is best?

Wooden skewers, metal skewers, decorative skewers, or even toothpicks work equally well for fruit skewers.

Can you make fruit skewers ahead?

Absolutely. Fruit skewers are best when served chilled, so plan ahead when making skewers, cover and chill until you’re ready to serve.

Can you make the Yogurt Dip ahead?

Yes! The yogurt dip will keep for several days in the refrigerator in a closed container.

How do you store fruit skewers when making them ahead?

Assemble the skewers up to 24 hours in advance, lay them on a paper towel lined baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

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Side view of Fruit Skewers and Yogurt Dip on a white platter with fresh lemons and strawberries
Side view of fruit skewers on a plate with yogurt dip and fresh strawberries

Easy Fruit Skewers with 3 Ingredient Yogurt Dip

Fruit Skewers and Yogurt Dip is a 10-minute party food or healthy snack. Perfect for hosting or if you're looking for something to bring!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

Fruit Skewers

  • 12 banana slices
  • 12 watermelon cubes
  • 12 honeydew or cantaloupe cubes
  • 12 raspberries
  • 12 blueberries
  • 12 blackberries

Yogurt Dip

  • 1 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Arrange fruit on wooden skewers. I like creating a pattern and following that template for every skewers. In this case, raspberry first then banana, watermelon, honeydew, blackberry, and blueberry.
  • Place skewers on a large plate of baking tray lined with parchment. Chill until ready to serve.

Yogurt Dip

  • Combine the yogurt, honey, and vanilla in a serving bowl and chill until ready to serve.

Notes

Fruit Tips:

When making only a few fruit skewers at a time, it’s easy to pick up pre-chopped melons in your market’s produce section. Then, small containers of berries are all you will need.

Nutrition

Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit skewers, fruit kabobs, yogurt dip

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