Saturday, November 15, 2008

Fruit Skewers with Vanilla-Mint Yogurt Dipping Sauce

I like to jazz up my fruit salads by using wooden kebab skewers to make an individual portion party guests can pick up and eat without needing a plate or fork. Arranged around a dip of vanilla yogurt with mint, the finished product is appealing to the eye AND to your taste buds.

Wooden kebab skewers, cut in half
Small container vanilla yogurt
Fresh mint leaves

Pineapple, cut into small cubes


Bananas, thickly sliced

Watermelon, cut into cubes

Honeydew or Cantaloupe, cut into cubes

Rinse mint leaves and mince them finely. Scoop yogurt into small dipping bowl and mix in mint leaves. Cover and refrigerate until eating. Skewer fruit, alternating by color and type of fruit. Typically I use 3-4 pieces of fruit per skewer. Arrange skewers around dipping bowl placed on the center of large round serving plate. Stack them evenly so that the finished product resembles a flower.

*Fruit can be cut ahead of time (minus the bananas, as they tend to brown) and skewered before presenting. Feel free to substitute other fruits like kiwi, mango, papaya, apples, grapes, whatever you like and is in season!

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