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Peach, Feta, and Melon Skewers with Cranberry Marinade

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Prep

15 minutes

Cook

15 minutes

Yield

2 -3

These easy and versatile fruit kabobs on the grill are the perfect summer treat and a great way to use in-season fruit.

These delicious, fresh fruit kababs on the grill are the perfect summer snack or dessert that you didn’t know you needed. Sometimes during BBQ season you get carried away making meats, hamburgers, etc. that you entirely forget that you can actually grill fruit too. Grilling fruit gives it a great taste from the char and it makes for an excellent summer snack, appetizer, or even dessert.

Fruit kabobs on the grill on a serving dish

Why you’ll love these fruit kababs on the grill:

  • Easy: These fruit kababs are so easy to assemble and they’ll only take 30-minutes to make
  • Versatile: Add whatever fruit is your fav to this recipe. I used peaches and melon
  • Marinade: The fruity cranberry marinade is the perfect marinade for these kababs (and literally anything else you want to slather it on)

Ingredients:

Peaches: Peaches are in season during the summer months and it’s when they’re so sweet, fresh, and the perfect summer snack. I LOVE grilling them because they taste so dang good when charred on the grill.

Cranberries: For this fruit kabobs on the grill recipe, I used a cranberry marinade that’s to die for. I used Cape Cod Select Frozen Cranberries. These cranberries are such good quality. They are sustainably farmed and frozen whole at the peak of freshness, making them delicious and convenient to throw into recipes. I love adding them to marinades, smoothies, and baking.

Cranberries in a bag, frozen

How to make fruit kabobs on the grill:

  1. If you’re using wooden skewers, soak them in water while you prep the ingredients.
  2. To a medium pan add 2 tbsp butter and turn to medium heat. Add in the cranberries, maple syrup and water and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Once simmering, turn to medium low heat and cook for about 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally until cranberries are reduced to a jammy like texture. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, dried oregano, salt, pepper, lemon juice, red wine vinegar and minced garlic. Add the cranberry mixture and whisk together. Set aside.
  4. To assemble, thread the peach cubes, melon cubes and feta cubes onto skewers, mix and match as you go.
  5. Make sure to leave some room at the base of the skewer so you can grab onto them to place on the grill. This should make about 6-8 skewers.
  6. Spray grill with cooking spray or oil grill with avocado oil. Heat it to 350-375F.
  7. Brush the skewers with the cranberry marinade and keep any of the sauce that’s left.
  8. Once the grill is heated, add the skewers and grill about 2-3 minutes per side, total about 8-12 minutes until melon and peach are just tender, basting with the sauce a few times. Serve as an appetizer or on top of greens or grains of choice.
Fruit kabobs on a serving dish

Expert Tips & FAQ:

How to make grilled fruit kabobs? It’s so simple. Soak your wooden kabob sticks beforehand, skewer all the fruit you want to grill, oil your grill, and grill them up!

What fruits are best for grilling? Ones that will hold their shape. Peaches, melon, pineapple, bananas, apples, and pears, are all good examples.

How long does it take to grill fruit? Not long. Only about 2-3 minutes per side.

How do you keep fruit kabobs from turning brown? If you are prepping your kababs ahead of time, just squeeze some lemon juice on them so they don’t go brown.

Other cranberry recipes you’ll love:

Peach, Feta and Melon Skewers with Cranberry Marinade

5 from 1 vote
These easy and versatile fruit kabobs on the grill are the perfect summer treat and a great way to use in-season fruit.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course barbeque
Cuisine Greek-Inspired
Servings 2 -3
Calories 683 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the skewers

  • 3-4 peaches, sliced in half, pit removed and sliced into 1 inch cubes (about 2 cups)
  • 2 cups cubed honeydew melon (1 inch cubes)
  • 8-12 1 inch cubes of feta cheese
  • 6-8 wood or metal skewers

For the cranberry marinade

Instructions
 

  • If you're using wooden skewers, soak them in water while you prep the ingredients.
  • To a medium pan add 2 tbsp butter and turn to medium heat. Add in the cranberries, maple syrup and water and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Once simmering, turn to medium low heat and cook for about 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally until cranberries are reduced to a jammy like texture. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, dried oregano, salt, pepper, lemon juice, red wine vinegar and minced garlic. Add the cranberry mixture and whisk together. Set aside.
  • To assemble, thread the peach cubes, melon cubes and feta cubes onto skewers, mix and match as you go.
  • Make sure to leave some room at the base of the skewer so you can grab onto them to place on the grill. This should make about 6-8 skewers.
  • Spray grill with cooking spray or oil grill with avocado oil. Heat it to 350-375F.
  • Brush the skewers with the cranberry marinade and keep any of the sauce that’s left.
  • Once the grill is heated, add the skewers and grill about 2-3 minutes per side, total about 8-12 minutes until melon and peach are just tender, basting with the sauce a few times. Serve as an appetizer or on top of greens or grains of choice.

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Notes

  • These skewers could be served as appetizer or on top of a simple green salad.
  • This cranberry marinade would also be delicious with grilled chicken.

Nutrition

Calories: 683kcal | Carbohydrates: 39.3g | Protein: 16.7g | Fat: 54.6g | Saturated Fat: 23.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24.7g | Cholesterol: 109.4mg | Sodium: 1329.6mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 30.5g
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