Here is a delightfully simple dessert or snack recipe that’s not only healthy for you, it’s also sinfully delicious! Fresh chunks of your favorite fruits skewered and then lightly marinated in the tropical flavors of lime and coconut, grilled to bring out the natural sweetness of each fruit and served with a creamy tropical sauce for dipping.
6 Bamboo skewers, 8 to 10 inches long
6 ounces key lime pie yogurt
3 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
2 teaspoons sugar
1/8 teaspoons imitation coconut extract (optional)
1 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoons butter, melted
1 small pineapple, peeled and cored
1 pound large, firm, fresh strawberries
2 large firm nectarines or peaches, fresh, pitted and cut into wedges
Preheat gas or charcoal grill to medium heat.
Soak skewers in warm water for several minutes; drain and set aside.
In a food processor or blender, process yogurt, Cream cheese, sugar and coconut extract. Cover and chill.
In a small bowl, combine lime juice and melted butter. Set aside. Cut pineapple into 1-inch wide slices; quarter slices. Remove hulls (leaves) from strawberries. Alternately, thread strawberries, pineapple and nectarine or peach wedges on skewers. Brush with butter mixture.
Grill kabobs, uncovered, for 6 to 8 minutes or until heated through, turning once or twice. Do not allow strawberries to overcook.
Remove grilled fruit from skewers; serve with yogurt dipping sauce.
Recipe © 2004 Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.