Have you ever heard the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? Fruit is not only delicious, but it packs a punch in nutrition as well. Fruit is an important part of a healthy eating pattern. It contains nutrients such as fibre, vitamins and minerals that are needed to fuel our bodies and stay healthy. Technically speaking, a fruit is a seed-bearing part of a flowering plant that is edible. Get creative with this Fruit Kebabs recipe by making your own patterns.

Yield: 4 – 5 servings
Preparation Time: About 20 minutes

 

Make this an activity.

 

Entertain your friends.

Have a Fruit Kebab celebration at home.

Digging Around

  • What other fruit could you add to your fruit kebabs at home?
  • Is there a fruit you have never tried before?
  • What are some different ways we can eat fruit?

 

 

INGREDIENT LIST

FRUIT

  • 1 cup (250mL) strawberries, cut in half
  • 1/4 melon, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1 orange, peeled and cut into bitesized pieces
  • 1 cup grapes (250mL)

Choose fruit in season! (berries, peaches, apricots, pears…)

DIP

  • Zest from one small orange
  • 1 Tbsp. (15mL) fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup (250mL) plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. (15mL) liquid honey
  • ¼ tsp. (15mL) cinnamon

EQUIPMENT LIST

  • Cutting board
  • Small sharp knife
  • Wooden skewers
  • Measuring cups
  • Melon baller
  • Soup spoon
  • Small bowl
  • Platter or plate
  • Zester or microplane
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Wooden spoon or spatula
  • Medium-sized bowl

 

METHOD

FRUIT

  1. Wash all fruit.
  2. Cut strawberries in half, from stem end to tip.
  3. Have an adult cut the melon in half.  Use a soup spoon to remove the seeds and compost them.   
  4. Place the melon on the cutting board, flat side down and remove the skin using a small sharp knife, cutting toward the cutting board.  Cut ¼ of the melon into bite-sized pieces. (Place the rest in the fridge for another day.)
  5. Cut the apple in half, from stem end to the sepal.  Use a melon baller to remove the core.  Cut into bite-sized slices.  Place in a small bowl. 
  6. Zest the orange using a microplane and place in a medium-sized bowl. Remove the peel of the orange and compost it.  Cut the orange in half then cut into bite-sized pieces.  Put aside two pieces of orange then add the rest to the apples and toss together (the juice will help stop the apple from turning brown).  Squeeze the juice from the saved pieces of orange into the bowl with zest.
  7. Thread the fruit on to wooden skewers, alternating the type of fruit.  (You can also just arrange the fruit on a platter or plate.)
  8. Place the kebabs on to a platter.
  9. Keep in the fridge until ready to eat.

DIP

  1. Add the yogurt, honey and cinnamon to the zest/juice bowl and mix together. 
  2. Place in the fridge until ready to eat.

SKILLS

 

 

STEP-BY-STEP – FRUIT KEBABS WITH ORANGE-CINNAMON YOGURT DIP!

 

STEP 1
Gather your ingredients and thoroughly wash all fruit. Here we are using orange, plum, kiwi fruit, pear, blood orange and grapes. Ideally, try using fruit that is in season. It is difficult to find seasonal fruit during early spring in Vancouver, so use what you have at home.

STEP 2
Zest the orange using a microplane.

STEP 3
Juice half of an orange.

STEP 4
Measure the cinnamon and yoghurt. Combine in a bowl with the orange juice & zest. Add the honey. Honey is sticky so you might like to take an educated guess (an estimate) when adding it. Mix all the ingredients together.

STEP 5
Cut the fruit into bite-sized pieces.

STEP 6
Thread the pieces of fruit onto skewers.

STEP 7
Serve skewers with a side of the prepared Orange & Yoghurt Cinnamon Dip. Do you notice a pattern here?

STEP 8
Alternatively, if you do not have wooden skewers, arrange the pieces of fruit on a plate.

STEP 9
Serve your fruit platter with a drizzle of Orange & Yoghurt Cinnamon Dip.

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