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Grilled Fruit Kebabs Recipe

Contributors: Alexandra Caspero, MA, RD

Published: June 5, 2015

A white rectangular plate with four fruit kebabs containing grilled pineapple and watermelon.
eatright video still shot; New Slate Films; 2015

So much more than a fruit salad, these kebabs are made with layered fruit, grilled and sweetened with honey and cinnamon. This recipe is perfect for a picnic or potluck.


12 skewers
4 cups assorted cubed fruit
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon


Before you begin: Wash your hands.

  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-hot.
  2. Thread fruit cubes evenly onto the skewers, alternating the fruit varieties.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together honey, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon.
  4. Lightly brush the kebobs with oil and place on the grill. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes per side, basting with the honey mixture until you see grill marks. Remove from grill and brush with any remaining honey. Serve warm.

Cooking Note

  • Some of the best fruits for grilling include pineapple, peaches, plums, apricots and watermelon.
  • If using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them for at least 2 hours before grilling.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 2 kebabs

Serves 6

Calories: 89; Total fat: 2g; Saturated fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 1mg; Carbohydrates: 18g; Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 15g; Protein: 1g; Potassium: 142mg; Phosphorus: 13mg.

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