Summer is almost here which means BBQs, picnics, and fun in the sun. Celebrate holidays like Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day with these festive Red, White, and Blue Fruit kabobs. They’re easy to make and are a healthy appetizer. Plus, kids love to help put them together!

Red white and blue fruit kabobs on a white platter.

It’s always fun to make party food that matches a theme. What better theme for summer than red, white, and blue?

These patriotic kabobs are the perfect sweet treat for 4th of July or any summer gathering. You could even pack them up in a cooler for a picnic, beach trip, or parade watching.

These are easy and fun so get the kids in on the assembly. When kids help create food they are much more likely to give it a taste.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • Quick and easy. Let the kids work on these while you assemble the main dish.
  • Berries are in season in summer, making them the perfect treat. They are also a favorite of many people so will be a crowd-pleaser.
  • These are easy to pack. I recommend a lidded 9×13 casserole for transporting so they don’t get bumped around.
  • These Red, White, and Blue Fruit Kabobs are a healthy, sweet treat you can feel good about bringing to a party.

Key Ingredients

Ingredients for patriotic fruit kabobs in small bowls on a white surface.

Bananas are a great source of potassium and familiar fruit that many enjoy. They’re also budget-friendly and easy to find.

Berries bring summer to the table and are very affordable when in season.

Pineapple juice will keep the bananas from browning and add a hint of the tropics.

Recipe Steps

Process collage for creating patriotic fruit kabobs.

Step One

Set sliced bananas on a plate or cutting board and use a pastry brush to gently coat them on all sides in pineapple juice.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Assemble your skewers as in the photos, creating a red, white, and blue pattern. Start with the strawberry for red and then a banana slice for white.

Step Three

Top with a blueberry for blue.

Step Four

Repeat the pattern until you’ve used up all the fruit.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve.

Assembled patriotic fruit kabobs on a wooden cutting board.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • You will need wooden toothpicks or skewers to make the kabobs.
  • You can easily double, triple, or quadruple this recipe to make enough kabobs for a larger gathering.
  • If serving these kabobs to children, be careful of the choking hazard when using toothpicks.
  • Feel free to get creative with the fruits you use. You can even substitute vegetables if necessary (try jicama for the white instead of banana for a lower-sugar option).
Closeup of patriotic strawberry fruit kabobs on a white surface.

Recipe FAQs

Do I need to use pineapple juice?

If you are eating these immediately, you can skip that step. Bananas do brown fairly quickly, especially when they are being handled as you are sliding them onto the skewers. If that doesn’t bother you or you are serving them right away, you don’t need to use it.

Can I use other fruits?

Blackberries are blue enough they can be used in place of blueberries. They might be a bit delicate to get on the skewers, but you can always give it a try. And of course, you can make these for any occasion with any of your favorite fruits!

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Red white and blue fruit kabobs on a white platter.

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Kabobs

Summer is almost here which means BBQs, picnics, and fun in the sun. Celebrate holidays like Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day with these festive Red, White, and Blue Fruit kabobs. They’re easy to make and are a healthy appetizer. Plus, kids love helping put them together!

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 large bananas, sliced into 12 slices each
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice (for brushing the banana slices)
  • 24 strawberries (about 2 pints), green top removed
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (about 1/2 pint)

Instructions

  1. Place the banana slices on a small plate or in a bowl. Use a pastry brush to brush each slice with pineapple juice to keep the banana slices from browning.
  2. Then, assemble each kabob by threading on a strawberry, banana slice, and 2-3 blueberries. See the photos for guidance on how the kabob should look.
  3. Store the kabobs in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve them.
  4. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Notes

  1. You will need wooden toothpicks or skewers to make the kabobs.
  2. You can easily double, triple, or quadruple this recipe to make enough kabobs for a larger gathering.
  3. If serving these kabobs to children, be careful of the choking hazard when using toothpicks.
  4. Feel free to get creative with the fruits you use. You can even substitute vegetables if necessary (try jicama for the white instead of banana for a lower-sugar option).

Keywords: 4th of July kabobs, party food, fruit kabobs, kid friendly party food

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