christmas recipe: grinch kebabs and fruit salad

i saw this online and thought they were too cute to resist! since k is allergic to strawberries per the original recipe, i used raspberries instead. also the original recipe had a marshmallow on top but to keep it completely fruit, i added another piece of banana on top. with the remaining fruit, i made a simple fruit salad with all the fruits k can eat so we all enjoyed a cute and refreshing dessert.

even though k has not read / heard the book yet, she loved how the grinch kebabs looked and wanted more!

cooking tools

  • 8 toothpicks
  • 1 serving bowl
  • 1 serving plate


  • 1 organic banana
  • 1 bunch organic green grapes
    (set aside 8)
  • 5 oz raspberries (set aside 8)
  • 5 oz blackberries
  • 3 slices of papaya
  • 3 slices of pineapple
  • 3 slices of mango

grinch kebab and fruit saladpreparation
grinch kebabs (make 8) *see note 1

  1. set aside 8 green grapes and 8 raspberries.
  2. slice banana from the center outward (using the widest part of the banana) to make ten 1/4″ disks. set aside 8 banana disks.
  3. cut the remaining two banana slices into 4 cubes each (total 8 cubes).
  4. using a toothpick, stick one end from the top of the grape (where the grape was attached to the branches) and poke in midway.
  5. next add one slice of banana on top of the grape, poking through center of disk.
  6. then add raspberry, first through the large opening and poking out of the bottom tip of raspberry.
  7. finally add the banana cube on top of the raspberry.
  8. voilà! you have a grinch kebab!

fruit salad

  1. cut papaya, pineapple and mango into bite-size pieces. put in serving bowl.
  2. add remaining raspberries (not used for kebabs) and all blackberries into serving bowl.
  3. gently toss and serve.


part of christmas menu 2014


1. resource – original recipe from Gurman Chef: Grinch Kabobs

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