Celebrate with a USA Flag Fruit Kabob!
You can make this Independence Day extra special by making Flag Fruit Kabobs for your gathering! Fruit kabobs are an easy to make, fun to eat, healthy snack that can be served before, during or after the 4th of July fireworks display (or any patriotic holiday)!
- 1 – 2 lbs. strawberries, sliced
- 4 – 5 bananas, cut into 1″ slices (soaked in lemon juice)
- 1 pint of fresh blueberries
- 10 wooden skewers, 12″
- Note – list of red, white and blue ingredient substitution options provided below
Remove the stems from the strawberries and slice large strawberries in half; small berries can be left whole.
Cut the bananas into 1″ slices.
Dip banana slices into lemon juice to prevent browning.
On the first 5 skewers, with the pointed end, spear 10 blueberries through the middle, in a row.
After you have speared 10 blueberries add a banana slice, a strawberry, another banana slice and then end with another strawberry. It looks best if the strawberries all point the same way. Repeat this pattern on 4 more skewers.
On the remaining 5 skewers, pierce 1 strawberry, followed by 1 banana slice, followed by 1 strawberry, repeating this pattern until you have used 5 strawberries and 4 bananas.
Repeat the strawberry/banana pattern on the remaining 4 skewers.
Arrange the skewers on a serving tray or cookie sheet to make the patriotic flag design.
Serve immediately or refrigerate until you are ready to serve Flag Fruit Kabob!
Note: For further instructions, you can watch a video demonstration at the bottom of this article. Also below you will find information about Rada’s fundraising program and links to purchase cutlery items used in this recipe.
Don’t worry if you are missing one of the red, white or blue ingredients listed for the flag fruit kabob recipe, these substitutions will work also:
- red raspberries
- red seedless grapes
- pitted cherries
- apples with the peeling removed and cut into squares (make sure to dip in lemon juice to prevent browning)
- pound cake cut into squares
- black seedless grapes
Links to Purchase Featured Rada Cutlery Products
Regular Paring Knife (item R101) – shown above
Peeling Paring (item R102) – used in video below
Rada Kitchen Store website – all Rada Cutlery products available for purchase
Rada Mfg. Co. has been manufacturing Rada Cutlery kitchen knives and utensils and helping non-profit groups fundraise since 1948 — last year working with over 18,000 churches, schools, teams, clubs and youth groups.
Watch Video to Create Your Own Flag Fruit Kabob!
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Hi this is Kristi in the Rada Kitchen. The Fourth of July is nearing so for a neat patriotic snack I am going to make fruit kabobs (kebabs) into the shape of a flag. This is really easy to do and only take a few minutes to make.
You will need ten of these wooden skewers, a pint of blueberries and one or two pounds of strawberries – depending on the size. You will also need 5 or 6 six bananas and lemon juice.
I stem the strawberries using the Rada Cutlery Peeling Paring Knife. The larger strawberries I cut in half. Smaller strawberries can be left as whole strawberry.
The bananas are peeled and cut into about a one inch slice. Next, to prevent them from getting brown you should dip them in lemon juice. That way they will stay nice and white.
The large strawberries we cut in half and the bananas are cut in one inch slices. So now we will start to assemble the wooden fruit skewers.
Starting with the pointed end you will want to put on ten blueberries. We will end up putting ten blueberries on five sticks so that will be one for every state to represent the stars on the USA flag.
After the blueberries are on the skewer then you put on a banana slice followed by either your half a strawberry or whole strawberry – be sure to keep the points of the strawberries facing the same direction. Repeat this step one more time for both the banana and strawberry – ending with a strawberry so it stays on the stick better. This is a project kids can help make too.
Repeat this process until you have five skewers with the blueberry, strawberry and banana combination.
On your next five stick skewers you will start and end with a strawberry for a total of five strawberries and four banana slices.
Next you will assemble the Fruit Flag Kabobs by arranging the skewers to line up to form the USA flag. They can be placed on a serving tray or I am using the Rada Cutlery Stoneware Cookie Sheet.
They can be put in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat them or you can serve them immediately. It is an easy and patriotic treat.
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