Party Panache, Tropical Summer Fruit Spears


One of the best parts of summer is all the luscious fresh fruit and vegetables


Fruit Pastries with Almond Cream



Today’s Tropical Summer Fruit Spears are more of an idea than a recipe





These mini fruit skewers are not only party pretty,

they are perfect to have in your fridge for a quick, healthy,

a great grab and go snack





If fruit is already cut up, you’re much more likely to reach for it





Keep a plate of skewers ready in the fridge

I made these for my hungry boys

So refreshing on hot summer days, and more nutritious than a popsicle





Now if you want to get a little fancier

Give them a drizzle of a fruit vinaigrette or poppy seed dressing

Top with chopped macadamia nuts or coconut





Wonderful for a ladies luncheon, tea, shower or outdoor gathering




Treat yourself!


Tropical Summer Fruit Spears

  • Servings: varied
  • Difficulty: very easy
  • Print

fresh summer fruit:







Fruit vinaigrette or Poppy Seed Dressing

Macadamia nuts, chopped

coconut shreds, optional

fresh mint, optional

mini skewers


Cut fruit into bite sized pieces.  Alternate colors and flavors on skewers, finishing with a grape or raspberry to cover the sharp tip.  Keep in the refrigerator for snacks or a side dish.

For party presentation, drizzle each skewer with a little dressing of choice and garnish with macadamia nuts and/or coconut.  Garnish plate or platter with fresh mint.


I also recommend these easy to make fruit dressings:

Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette



Fresh Strawberry Dressing







So Simple, So Pretty, So Good!


for another printable version of Tropical Summer Fruit Skewers click here




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31 Responses to “Party Panache, Tropical Summer Fruit Spears”
  1. Jodi says:

    What a wonderful way to start my day!

  2. Ann Woleben says:

    I make a fruit pizza in the summer. A cream cheese and powdered sugar mixture cover the baked crust. Then add sliced fruit – grapes, peaches, pineapple, kiwi, mandarin oranges slices, thinly sliced apples, strawberries, and blueberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Yum!

  3. Jenna, you had me at tropical fruit. Could you please send over a couple of those spears this morning? I have a watermelon chilling in the refrigerator, I can’t wait to slice it. Happy Thursday!

  4. thefrenchhutch says:

    Love your idea for summer lunches and for a healthy snack during these hot humid days. So refreshing. You always have such great ideas for entertaining Jeanna!

  5. thefrenchhutch says:

    Sorry about your name above, my typing is a little fast today Jenna 🙂

  6. Jill Kuhn says:

    I like how colorful they are!! Great idea to have them prepared to grab and go! 🍉🍑🍇🍊

  7. Nancy says:

    What a delight for a summer soirée! Just pinned this so I just remember to do it!

  8. pattyanneart says:

    What a great idea! ❤️
    So pretty and delicious, love this! 😀

  9. Cyndi Raines says:

    Oh YUM! And so pretty too! Thanks Jenna, another great and tasty treat. 😋

  10. Jessica says:

    Yum!! Reminded me I need to buy some fruit. It’s suddenly hot here and that would be so refreshing. Thank you.

  11. Love all of the great colors:@)

  12. Mary says:

    I bet the boys (and girl 🙂 love all the tasty treats you cook up at your house Jenna!

  13. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared.

  14. marilyn1998 says:

    Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #ThursdayFavoriteThings this week. Visit me at on thursday morning to see your feature! All hosts choose their own features from the comments left on their blog so be sure to return to my blog to see your feature. I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon. Please don’t forget to add your link numbers or post title so we can be sure to visit!

  15. Such a delicious and refreshing inspiration!
    Love those fruit spears!
    Pinned it!
    Have a wonderful weekend
    Greets, Ela

  16. Miz Helen says:

    Wishing you a great 4th of July Celebration and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday! The links will be open early tomorrow, see you then.
    Miz Helen

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