fruit kabob skewer with papaya and pineapple and Cantaloupe

The kids are back at school and summer is quickly coming to a close. So if you’re looking for something easy to make for dessert why not try this tropical fruit kabob? Both you and the kids will love it for obvious reasons.

fruit kabobs of papaya pineapple and melon arranged on nopal pads

No fancy serving platters needed. Try something a little more organic. Perhaps a cactus pad, a palm leaf, or even a hollowed-out watermelon half. As a tribute to the end of summer go for the gusto and buy all those tropical fruits still available at your grocery store.

Tropical Fruit Kabobs

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Skewer chopped tropical fruit on wooden sticks and arrange kabobs on cactus pads for an organic presentation.


  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 mango
  • 1 papaya
  • 1 cantaloupe
  • 1 lime wedges


  • Peel and cut your choice of fruit. Squeeze the lime over the cut fruit and toss gently.
  • Alternate the fruit used as you thread the cut fruit onto 12” wooden skewers. Chill before serving.
  • Place on your creative serving platter. Any leftovers can always be eaten at breakfast.


You can use any other fruit if you want. For a Mexican touch, serve them with a sprinkle of tajin. 
Calories: 75.04kcal, Carbohydrates: 19.13g, Protein: 1.07g, Fat: 0.31g, Saturated Fat: 0.07g, Sodium: 10.34mg, Potassium: 280.11mg, Fiber: 2.22g, Sugar: 15.41g, Vitamin A: 2026.77IU, Vitamin C: 75.08mg, Calcium: 20.91mg, Iron: 0.41mg

Photography by Jeanine Thurston