Star Spangled Skewers - Colorful kabobs celebrate Independence Day

Published on Sat, 07/01/2017 - 8:00am

It’s easy and enjoyable to commemorate national holidays and other observances with food—just pick out some key colors and have fun. So it should be no surprise that your family and any July 4th guests will go oooh and aaaah with these colorful kabobs.

For the Fourth of July, I found that red, white and blue recipes displaying our national flag colors are always so much fun to create, and have fun with. Since I was super busy getting ready for a summer vacation, I wanted simplicity: Pure and simple…and easy. These delicious and healthy Red, White and Blue Fruit Kabobs were perfect!

Every year, I experiment with something new for holiday observances and so far, it has always been something sweet for dessert. Then it hit me that fresh fruit would be fantastic for getting the kids involved in the kitchen—no matter how wonky they may look on a stick. (The truth is, there is no one way to put the fruit on the skewers, so it’s fine to go wild and have fun with these.)

  • For the red colors, choose from strawberries, raspberries, or cherries.
  • For the blue colors, I always use blueberries.
  • For the white colors, you can use bananas or marshmallows. To keep it completely healthy, stick with the bananas.

For decorating the kabobs, go to a craft store and pick up some red, white and blue ribbons, the wooden skewers, etc. Place them in a clear, short but wide, candle glass. Tie the ribbons around the glass and place the skewers upright inside the glass.  Serve on some patriotic, red, white and blue plates along with a few kabobs already laid out. If time permits, you can also tie ribbons around the base of each kabob.

Red, White And Blue Fruit Kabobs

Ingredients:

1 - 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled

1 - 2 cups fresh raspberries

(or any red fruit -- apples with their red peel fall into this category)

3 bananas, peel removed and sliced into ¼" slices

(or any white fruit -- peeled apples or pears)

1 - 2 cups blueberries

(or any blue fruit -- blackberries, etc.)

wooden skewers (# depending on how many people you will serve)

NOTE: These quantities are not exact, because it simply depends on how many guests you will be serving. If you have too much fruit, then just make a simple fruit salad!

Instructions:

  • On wooden skewers, place the various fruits in a variety patterns that you and/or your guests would enjoy.
  • This is a great food activity to enjoy kids in the kitchen.
  • Let them be as creative as they want.
  • Decorate with various red, white, and blue ribbons.
  • Serve upright placed in a clear jelly jar.

Enjoy!