In my opinion, these are the perfect snacks for a 4th of July party. They are easy to make, not messy to eat and as they are mini-versions, no one needs to worry about looking weird trying to get the last few fruits on the skewer. They also do not take up a lot of space on a plate.
I cheated a little while developing this recipe. I marinated one of the fruits in the juice of a neutral-coloured citrus fruit adding a new flavour to the skewers and differentiating their taste from possible similar treats or foods had with similar ingredients.
As usual, here’s a list of the nutrients in these skewers: vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, choline, betaine, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, phytosterols and fibre. The benefits of each nutrient can be found in the Nutrient Index.
Without further ado, here is the recipe.
Strawberries, raspberries or cubes of watermelon
Apples, “cubed” (3 times horizontally and 3 times vertically for each of the cheeks), banana or cubes of honeydew/piel de sapo melon
Lime juice, freshly squeezed (1/2 a lime per apple)
- In a mug or bowl, combine the apple, banana or melon pieces and lime juice and let them sit for a minute. The lime juice does not only add an extra flavour but also prevents the flesh of the apples oxidising/browning.
- Using toothpicks, layer the fruits with your red fruit of choice on top, followed by your white fruit and blueberries.
- Arrange your fruit skewers into your desired shape or pattern. Alternatively, pierce them into a hard fruit for decorative purposes.
If you try the recipe, upload a picture of it to Instagram with the hashtag #lickyourplaterecipe so I can have a look at and like it.