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Grilled Fruit Kabobs with Chocolate Yogurt Dip
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Grilled-Fruit-Kabobs1 Summer is officially here, and what better way to enjoy it than barbequing with friends and family?!  One of my favorite foods to grill is fruit {the grill isn’t just for meat and veggies}!  Grilled fruit kabobs make the perfect sweet ending to any summer meal.  And you finish the meal just how you started it – next to the barbeque! Today I am grilling with peaches, strawberries and pineapple {my favorite, and on sale this week} but almost any fruit will do!  And what better way to complement the kabobs than with a chocolate dip?!  Made with 5 simple ingredients, you can toss this dip together in no-time, making it fitting for any occasion. Grilled-Fruit-Kabobs2 We will start by prepping our skewers {unless you have metal skewers – they are foolproof :)}. Soak wooden skewers in water for about 30 minutes.  This will prevent the ends from starting on fire and turning black {that wouldn’t be very pretty, would it?} This is also a great time to preheat the grill to medium-high heat, about 375°F. Grilled-Fruit-Kabobs3 While the skewers soak, prepare the dip.  Mix the yogurt, cocoa powder, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract in a bowl.  I first used a whisk to incorporate the ingredients. Grilled-Fruit-Kabobs4 As you can see, I ended up with lumps {no one likes lumpy dip}… Grilled-Fruit-Kabobs5 So, I decided to toss it in a mini blender {this thing will pulverize just about anything, including little balls of brown sugar and cocoa}! Grilled-Fruit-Kabobs6 Just 30 seconds in the blender resulted in a smooth, creamy {chocolaty} dip!  Place the dip in the fridge until your skewers are ready to eat. Grilled-Fruit-Kabobs7 Next, we will assemble the skewers.  I chopped the fruit in to bite-sized pieces.  For the peaches, I simply chopped around the pit before cutting them in to pieces.  For the strawberries, I removed the stem and left most of them whole {except the giant ones, those I chopped in half}.  And for the pineapple, I grabbed a peeled and cored Fresh Cut pineapple from our produce department, and chopped that up! Grilled-Fruit-Kabobs8 My skewers are soaked and ready to go, so it is time to thread them with the fruit.  Just like any other skewer, alternate with the different fruits so every other piece is a new and exciting bite. Grilled-Fruit-Kabobs9 When you have threaded each skewer, throw them on the grill.  It’ll only take 3-5 minutes of rotating to get nice grill marks and a little carmelization on your fruit.  I garnished these with chopped fresh mint and served them with a refreshing Zevia® zero calorie soda! Grilled-Fruit-Kabobs10 Such a beautiful dessert – and guilt free!  Dig in!  

Grilled Fruit Kabobs

with Chocolate Yogurt Dip

 

  Ingredients: Kabob:

  • 2 lbs. mixed fruit (pineapple, peaches, nectarines, strawberries)

Dip:

  • ½ cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon

  Directions:

  1. Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the grill at medium-high heat, about 375°F.
  3. To prepare dip, place all ingredients in a small blender.  Blend until smooth and creamy.  Place in the refrigerator.
  4. Chop fruit in to equal, bite-sized pieces.  Thread fruit on skewers, alternating types of fruit.
  5. Grill fruit skewers for 3-5 minutes, rotating sides.
  6. Enjoy grilled fruit skewers with chocolate yogurt dip!

 

Yield: 6 servings

Per Serving*: Calories 110, Total Fat 0g(Saturated 0g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 15mg, Total Carbohydrate 26g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 21g), Protein 4g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 90%, Calcium 6%, Iron 4% *Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

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Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice. Health information changes frequently as research constantly evolves. You should not rely on any information gathered here as a substitute for consultation with medical professionals. Information may not be reproduced without permission from Festival Foods. We strongly encourage guests to review the ingredient lists of suggested products before purchasing to ensure they meet individual dietary needs. All products not available at all Festival locations.

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