Grilled Fruit Kebabs with Balsamic Drizzle

× Log In ×

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.

Nutrition Facts

Grilled Fruit Kebabs with Balsamic Drizzle

CaloriesCalories

199 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

2.4g Per Serving

FiberFiber

5.3g Per Serving
×
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
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 package strawberries (stems discarded)
  • 2 Tbsp 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. Add fruit kabobs to the grill. Turning a couple times while cooking and basting with remaining balsamic mixture, until fruit is caramelized about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from 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.

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
×
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
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 package strawberries (stems discarded)
  • 2 Tbsp 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. Add fruit kabobs to the grill. Turning a couple times while cooking and basting with remaining balsamic mixture, until fruit is caramelized about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from 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.

Cooking in Color

Cooking in Color

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.

   Shop Heart

en español

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