For our wedding gift my supervisor gave my husband and I a cookbook called “Spicing Up Married Life Satisfying Couples Hunger for True Love” by Father Leo. The cookbook was actually on our Target gift registry and for awhile I thought nobody would gift it to us!
We decided as a couple to celebrate our monthly wedding anniversary on the 3rd of every month by preparing one of the recipes in the book and prayerfully reading the reflections and questions that come with it together as a couple.
This month was grilled veggie and steak shish kebobs with a potato salad on the side. We made a few adjustments to fit what we had available at the time such as chicken instead of steak etc…It was delicious and fun to recall the proposal from both of our perspectives!
It was through this recipe that I got the idea for this blog’s topic: Fruit salad shish kebobs with Cinnamon-Honey Yogurt Dip
A fun snack idea that little hands can help with by placing the cut up and marinated fruit cubes onto the skewers. Kids between the ages of 2-5 years old could also help mix the ingredients for the yogurt dip while those 6-7 can help by placing the fruit cubes onto the sticks. These age groups are still developing hand eye coordination skills so simple tasks like these work well.
Make sure to show children first how to safely use the skewers such as being careful of the pointed end.
Fruit Kebobs with a Cinnamon Yogurt Dip
Ingredients for the Dip:
4 cups of yogurt
1 1/2 tablespoons of cinnamon
1 1/2 tablespoons of honey
Ingredients for the Salad:
4 skewers (cut in half for 8 mini skewers)
1/2 cantaloupe cubed
1/4 watermelon cubed
1/2 pint of blueberries
1/2 pound of strawberries sliced length ways
1 teaspoon of Honey
1/8 c. of chopped mint leaves
1.) In a medium mixing bowl combine ingredients for the yogurt
2.) Mix together until well blended, cover, and place in refrigerator for later
3.) Wash the berries. Set aside the blueberries for later. Slice the strawberries into four pieces
4.) On a cutting board prepare the melons and cut into cubes.
5.) Combine all fruit in a large mixing bowl.
6.) In a smaller bowl mix the ingredients for the lemon mint vinaigrette together. Pour over fruit. Toss fruit in bowl to make sure fruit is equally covered.
7.) Place the fruit onto the skewers.
8.) Serve immediately