Grilled Fruit Kebabs with Balsamic Drizzle

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Grilled Fruit Kebabs with Balsamic Drizzle

Threading fruit onto skewers creates a fun-looking dessert for kids and adults alike. A balsamic-honey glaze adds sweet tartness.

Ingredients

Servings  4  

  • 8 skewers
  • 2 cups pineapple chunks
  • 2 cups watermelon chunks
  • 2 bananas (peeled, cut into large chunks)
  • 1 pound hulled strawberries (stems discarded)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Directions

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  1. If using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Prepare a grill to medium-high heat. Prepare the fruit by chopping 2 cups pineapple and 2 cups watermelon. Peel and thickly slice bananas and remove stems from strawberries.
  3. Thread fruit onto the 8 skewers, aiming for 2 pieces of each fruit per skewer: strawberry, pineapple, watermelon, banana, strawberry, pineapple, watermelon, and banana. Place onto a platter or a baking sheet.
  4. In a small bowl, add vinegar, honey, and oil. Whisk together with a fork. Use a basting brush to glaze fruit with about half the balsamic mixture.
  5. Grill the kebabs for 8 to 10 minutes, turning a few times and basting with the remaining balsamic mixture. Remove from the grill and serve.

Cooking Tip: Cutting the fruit into thick pieces to wedge onto the skewers helps ensure that they stay put during the grilling process.

Keep it Healthy: Consider a twist on the fruit salad by grilling large slices of fruit like watermelon, pineapple, peaches, pears, mangos and more. Chop and toss with a bit of olive oil and lime juice for a fruit salad.

Tip: It's easier to buy containers of already chopped fruit like watermelon and pineapple in a pinch; however, sometimes it's cheaper to buy an entire pineapple or a halved watermelon and chop it yourself.

Nutrition Facts

Grilled Fruit Kebabs with Balsamic Drizzle

CaloriesCalories

199 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

2.4g Per Serving

FiberFiber

5.3g Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Calories 199
Total Fat 4.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 5.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate 43.1 g
Dietary Fiber 5.3 g
Sugars 29.9 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 2.4 g

Dietary Exchanges
3 fruit, 1 fat

Copyright © 2018 American Heart Association, Healthy for Good™. Every purchase helps fund the work of the AHA/ASA.

Threading fruit onto skewers creates a fun-looking dessert for kids and adults alike. A balsamic-honey glaze adds sweet tartness.

Nutrition Facts

Grilled Fruit Kebabs with Balsamic Drizzle

CaloriesCalories

199 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

2.4g Per Serving

FiberFiber

5.3g Per Serving
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Calories 199
Total Fat 4.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 5.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate 43.1 g
Dietary Fiber 5.3 g
Sugars 29.9 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 2.4 g

Dietary Exchanges
3 fruit, 1 fat

Ingredients

Servings  4  

  • 8 skewers
  • 2 cups pineapple chunks
  • 2 cups watermelon chunks
  • 2 bananas (peeled, cut into large chunks)
  • 1 pound hulled strawberries (stems discarded)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  1. If using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Prepare a grill to medium-high heat. Prepare the fruit by chopping 2 cups pineapple and 2 cups watermelon. Peel and thickly slice bananas and remove stems from strawberries.
  3. Thread fruit onto the 8 skewers, aiming for 2 pieces of each fruit per skewer: strawberry, pineapple, watermelon, banana, strawberry, pineapple, watermelon, and banana. Place onto a platter or a baking sheet.
  4. In a small bowl, add vinegar, honey, and oil. Whisk together with a fork. Use a basting brush to glaze fruit with about half the balsamic mixture.
  5. Grill the kebabs for 8 to 10 minutes, turning a few times and basting with the remaining balsamic mixture. Remove from the grill and serve.

Cooking Tip: Cutting the fruit into thick pieces to wedge onto the skewers helps ensure that they stay put during the grilling process.

Keep it Healthy: Consider a twist on the fruit salad by grilling large slices of fruit like watermelon, pineapple, peaches, pears, mangos and more. Chop and toss with a bit of olive oil and lime juice for a fruit salad.

Tip: It's easier to buy containers of already chopped fruit like watermelon and pineapple in a pinch; however, sometimes it's cheaper to buy an entire pineapple or a halved watermelon and chop it yourself.

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This digest-size recipe booklet includes 27 healthful recipes, all including fruits, vegetables, or both. Each recipe is accompanied by a vibrant photograph, and the recipes are organized by color. Also included is a fruit/veggie storage guide and a fruit/veggie equivalency guide.

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