A welcome addition to any BBQ or picnic, this weeks Summer Fun Recipe is a simple one. These always go down so well with Etta and her friends, is a great way to get them to eat more fruit, and can be great practice for them when learning to prepare and chop food (with supervision, of course!).
The great thing about fruit kebabs is that you can use whatever you have in at home, whatever is in season, or whatever you can find on offer in the supermarkets - which is often berries at this time of year. Yum!
To make enough of Etta's favourite fruit kebabs to serve four, you will need:
- Eight kebab skewers
- A punnet of strawberries
- A punnet of grapes
- A punnet of raspberries
- A punnet of blackberries
- Two mangoes
- Give all of your fruit, especially your berries, a good wash under some cold water
- Chop your bigger fruits in half, or into bite sized cubes. If you have very young ones around, chop the grapes in half too for safety, but you can leave these whole if they're being given to slightly bigger kids (or adults)
- Plan out the order you want the fruit to go onto your kebabs; I like to 'book end' the kebabs with a chunk of mango at either end as these are the least likely to slide off, and alternate the different fruits in the middle. Of course, you can let your kids decide what they'd like on theirs, but its good to get some variety in for a good mixture of different vitamins!
- And that's it! If you're feeling particularly decadent, you could drizzle these in chocolate and let them set in the fridge for a few hours before serving, or add in some torn mint leaves between the fruit for a little extra something.