Nourishing Passions

Chocolate Balsamic Fruit Kabobs with Coconut Lime Dipping Sauce

A few months ago, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics put out a request for healthy recipes for publication in Food and Nutrition’s quarterly magazine featuring a tailgating theme in May/June 2014. Combining my love for yogurt and creativity in the kitchen, I developed Chocolate Balsamic Fruit Kabobs with Coconut Lime Dipping Sauce. It was selected for publication pictured on the front cover of this month’s edition and on the Stone Soup blog.

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Chocolate Balsamic Fruit Kabobs with Coconut Lime Dipping Sauce
 
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Great healthy option for tailgaiting or grilling out at home!
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Serves: 15

Ingredients
  • Kabobs:
  • ¼ cup dried unsweetened coconut, toasted (optional)
  • 1 pt strawberries, pitted
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 mango
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 4 kiwifruit
  • 1 T butter
  • Marinade:
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • 2 t dark cocoa powder
  • 2 t honey
  • pinch cayenne pepper (optional-gives a kick!)
  • Dipping Sauce:
  • 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 T honey
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 t lime juice
  • ½ t coconut extract
  • ½ t cinnamon

Instructions
  1. Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 15 minutes to prevent burning. Wash, peel and cut all fruit into 1-inch chunks and skewer varying fruit. Whisk all marinade ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside. Combine dipping sauce ingredients along with 2 T of the toasted coconut in another small bowl and set aside.
  2. Adjust grill to medium high heat and brush lightly with butter. Layer skewers onto the grill, brushing all sides with the marinade. Turn gently after fruit is seared and lightly cooked, approximately 2-3 minutes per side. Sprinkle kabobs with remaining toasted coconut and serve with dipping sauce.

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One Thought on “Chocolate Balsamic Fruit Kabobs with Coconut Lime Dipping Sauce

  1. Patrick Hodge on May 26, 2014 at 9:13 pm said:

    Congratulations on the recent publishing of your recipe. I’ve continued to read some of your other entries starting back in 2012. You have shown some wonderful insights into what God has revealed to us through scripture and how you’ve experienced some of those truths for yourself. May God continue to use your life and work for His purpose.

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