Fruit Kabobs with Honey Almond Yogurt Dip

Fruit Kabobs with Honey AlmondYogurt dip are a deliciously simple and impressive summer treat. The perfect healthy party snack to please a crowd! This recipe is in partnership with ALDI.

fruit skewers on white plate

fruit skewers on white plate
You have not
lived until you’ve laid mouth on grilled fruit.

When the fruit meets the flame, it’s nothing short of life changing.

Can you believe that grilling season is already upon us? I still can’t get over the fact that I’ve never sunk my teeth into sweet and smoky grilled fruit until this moment.

‘Tis a shock, considering the level of adoration I have for all things smoky. Give this gal a mezcal margarita and I’m happy as a clam.

You may remember my Chocolate Fruit Kabobs, but today we’re taking fruit to another level. Grilled fruit makes an impressive, fun, and simple side dish, appetizer, or treat. (I would’ve never guessed that you can grill bananas, but they’re my favorite part!)

How perfect would this be for your Fourth of July celebration?!

fruit skewers on plate

fruit skewers on plate

You want fruit that holds its shape here. It should be firm, not overly ripe, so it doesn’t fall apart on the grill.

I’ve been so grateful for ALDI lately for their epic selection of summery staples to make all my outdoor barbecues come true. Total proof that eating high-quality, fresh food does not have to be difficult or expensive.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been more appreciative of a small grocery store layout where what I need is easy to find.

My favorite grilling fruits are:

  • just ripe bananas (mine were still a little green)
  • peaches
  • watermelon
  • strawberries
  • pineapple

The best part about this recipe is how easy it comes together!

First, preheat the grill to medium (around 350F) and brush it with oil to prevent sticking.

Chop your fruit into 1-2 inch chunks or segments. It doesn’t have to be perfect…we’re going for rustic here. Just make sure they’re big enough that they don’t fall apart on the grill.

Next, slide them onto your skewers of choice. I used wooden ones that I ran until cool water for a while to avoid burning but if you have metal, that’s great, too. This recipe makes about five kabobs. I went with a red and white color scheme, but the order is totally up to you.

Lastly, grill the fruit for about 3-5 minutes per side, watching carefully so the fruit doesn’t burn. We’re going for those flavorful grill marks!

This fruit is fabulous in its own right, but why not amplify all that refreshing deliciousness with a creamy dip?

My favorite is this honey almond yogurt dip made with thick greek yogurt, a bit of goat cheese for added flavor intrigue, raw honey for sweetness, a splash of vanilla, and chopped almonds for texture’s sake. All staples you can find at ALDI!

Serve ’em up as a meal with broccoli salad, grilled sweet potatoes, and  black bean burgers.

up close fruit skewers

up close fruit skewers
Now tell me: are you a skewer or a kabob person?
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Fruit Kabobs with honey yogurt dip are a deliciously simple and impressive summer treat. The perfect healthy party snack to please a crowd! Use firm versus overly ripe fruit for best results.


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Ingredients

For the grilled fruit:

  • 2 peaches, sliced into fourths
  • 2 medium just ripe bananas, diced into 12 inch chunks
  • 10 strawberries, ends removed
  • 1 1/2 cups watermelon cubes (8 pieces), diced into 1-2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, for garnish (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Simply Nature Avocado Oil, for brushing

For the honey yogurt dip:

  • 2oz Emporium Selection Plain Goat Cheese Log, softened to room temperature (1/2 log)
  • 3/4 cup Friendly Farms Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 34 tbsp Specially Selected Raw Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Stonemill Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Southern Grove Roasted Almonds with Sea Salt, chopped

  1. Preheat the grill to medium, or 350F. Gather 5 skewers (if using wooden, soak them in water first to avoid burning).

  2. Assemble by threading fruit onto skewers in the following order: one strawberry, one banana chunk, one watermelon chunk, one peach chunk, and one more strawberry. Transfer to a plate or baking sheet.
  3. Place kabobs on grill and cook for about 3-5 minutes per side, or until grill marks have formed. Remove from grill and transfer to a plate. Garnish with blueberries if desired.

  4. Make dip by combining goat cheese, yogurt, honey, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Use a
    hand mixer to beat mixture until smooth and creamy. Stir in most of the crushed almonds just before serving, reserving a handful for garnish. Serve dip with grilled fruit.

Keywords: grilled fruit, fruit kabobs, fruit skewers