Make Father’s Day festive with this colorful, healthful fruit dessert, featuring kiwis in the lead role. (Best supporting actors: peaches, pineapples, strawberries and bananas.)

Younger children can help assemble Summer Fruit Kebabs, and older kids can help Dad grill them.

Prep time is 15 minutes, marinating time is 30 minutes, and cook time is 10 minutes. All of the ingredients should be available at your local natural and organic food store.

Consider serving the kebabs with a refreshing Kiwi Vesper cocktail/mocktail or Watermelon Lemonade with Kiwifruit Splash.

Nutrition Note: A two-piece serving of kiwifruit has twice the vitamin C of an orange, as much potassium as a banana and as much fiber as a serving of bran flakes—all for less than 100 calories and around $1.

Summer Fruit Kebabs

Makes 8 servings

2 green kiwis, peeled and cut into halves
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
8 green kiwis, peeled and cut in half widthwise
2 peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces
8 strawberries, hulled
2 bananas, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
8 wooden skewers

  1. To make kiwi glaze, purée first two kiwis, lemon juice, honey, ginger and cinnamon in food processor until smooth. Do not crush kiwifruit seeds; set aside.
  2. Place prepared fruit in large bowl. Pour puréed kiwifruit glaze over fruit and gently toss to coat. Marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. Arrange mixed fruits on skewers. Brush grill with oil. Preheat grill.
  4. Grill fruit over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side, brushing with kiwifruit glaze until light brown. Serve immediately.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Zespri Kiwifruit