Fresh fruit kabobs are an excellent appetizer idea for outdoor summer parties for grab-and-eat ease and because they can hold up to summer heat for a while.

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Ingredients

Mint-Lime Dressing

Chile-Lime Salt

Directions

Melon Skewers

  • Thread melon cubes onto sixteen 10-inch bamboo skewers. Sprinkle with lime juice. Chill, covered, up to 8 hours.

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  • Drizzle skewers with Mint-Lime Dressing or sprinkle with Chile-Lime Salt before serving. Makes 16 skewers.

Mint-Lime Dressing

  • In a small food processor or using an immersion blender blend 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint or basil, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon lime juice, a pinch of salt, and 2 tablespoons cold water until nearly smooth.

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Chile-Lime Salt

  • Combine 1 tablespoon flaky sea salt, zest of one lime, and one finely minced Thai chile pepper.

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Chile-Lime

In a small bowl combine 1 Tbsp. flaky sea salt , the zest of 1 lime, and 1 finely minced red Thai chile pepper. Prepare skewers as directed but omit mint, olive oil, 1 tablespoon lime juice, salt, and water. Sprinkle skewer with chile-lime mixture

Nutrition Facts

58 calories, (0 g saturated fat, 0 g polyunsaturated fat, 1 g monounsaturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 9 g sugar, 1 g protein.

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