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How to Make a Rainbow Fruit Platter

How to Make a Rainbow Fruit Platter

Learn how to create this beautiful, flavorful and healthy Rainbow Fruit Platter with a variety of fruits. 

Ready for a fruit platter that will WOW your guests with its colors and flavors? This rainbow fruit platter is not only beautiful, but it’s also quick and easy to put together. 

This rainbow fruit salad is so much fun is perfect for your next party such as baby showers, a st. patrick’s day celebration, a birthday party, potlucks or or just for when you want something pretty and healthy to snack on. 

St Patrick Day Fruit Platter

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Note: The amount of fruit needed will depend on the size of your platter.

Ingredients & Supplies:

  • Strawberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Pineapple
  • Green grapes
  • Blueberries
  • Black grapes
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Wrapped Rolos candies or chocolate coins
  • a large platter
  • 2 small bowls
St Patrick Day Fruit Platter

After you wash and dry your fruit with a paper towel, peel and cut fruit into bite sized pieces. 

Get started creating your fruit rainbow.

Arrange the fresh fruit beginning with the strawberries along the edge of the plate in the shape of a rainbow.

St Patrick Day Fruit Platter

Continue adding the remaining fruits, row by row, by each color of the rainbow.

  • Strawberries 
  • Cantaloupe
  • Pineapple
  • Green grapes 
  • Blueberries
  • Black grapes

If the fruit slides towards the center, gently push the fruit back towards the edge of the plate and continue adding rows until the rainbow shape is complete.

St Patrick Day Fruit Platter
St Patrick Day Fruit Platter

For the perfect finishing touch at the end of the rainbow, add a small bowl on each side of the rainbow with one holding marshmallows and the other holding the Rolos candies as a pot of gold.

If prefered, place the marshmallows and candies directly on the plate.

St Patrick Day Fruit Platter

You could also serve your rainbow fruit platter with a cream cheese or yogurt dip.

Serve with your fruit platter with bamboo skewers, wooden skewers or toothpicks, if desired, to allow guests to create their own rainbow.

Decide what types of fruit you want to serve by your preferences, the number of people or even what’s on sale! 

St Patrick Day Fruit Platter

More fruit ideas to make rainbow colors with:

Red Fruits

Raspberries, watermelon slices, cherries or strawberries 

Orange Fruit

Oranges, mandarins, cantaloupe or peach slices. 

Yellow 

pineapple, mango slices, golden kiwi, yellow apples or bananas slices 

Green 

Kiwi, honeydew melon, green apples or green grapes

Blue 

Blueberries 

Purple 

Blackberries, red grapes, purple grapes

St Patrick Day Fruit Platter
How to keep your fruit from browning 

After you slice your fruit, soak them in lemon or orange juice for about 20 minutes. The acidic juice will stop the fruit from browning. 

How to store your a rainbow fruit platter

After your party or snack time, it’s best to store your fruit in an airtight container or resealable bag. You’ll have a nice fruit salad for 2-3 Days. As the fruit starts to brown you will want to disregard it. 

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St Patrick Day Fruit Platter
St Patrick Day Fruit Platter

How to Make a Rainbow Fruit Platter

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Learn how to create this beautiful, flavorful and healthy Rainbow Fruit Platter with a variety of fruits. 

Ingredients

  • Note: The quantity needed will depend on the size of the plate or platter.
  • Strawberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Pineapple
  • Green grapes
  • Blueberries
  • Black grapes
  • Marshmallows
  • Wrapped Rolos candies

Instructions

    1. Wash and dry the fruit. Cut into bite-size pieces if desired.
    2. Arrange the fruit beginning with the strawberries along the edge of the plate.
    3. Continue adding the fruit, row by row, in the order listed. If the fruit slides towards the center, gently push the fruit back towards the edge of the plate and continue adding rows until the rainbow is complete.
    4. Add a small bowl on each side of the rainbow with one holding marshmallows and the other holding the Rolos candies. If prefered, place the marshmallows and candies directly on the plate.
    5. Serve with bamboo skewers if desired to allow guests to create their own rainbow kabob.

Notes

How to keep your fruit from browning 

After you slice your fruit, soak them in lemon or orange juice for about 20 minutes. The acidic juice will stop the fruit from browning. 

How to store your a rainbow fruit platter

After your party or snack time, it’s best to store your fruit in an airtight container or resealable bag. You’ll have a nice fruit salad for 2-3 Days. As the fruit starts to brown you will want to disregard it. 

Serve with your fruit platter with bamboo skewers, wooden skewers or toothpicks, if desired, to allow guests to create their own rainbow.

Decide what types of fruit you want to serve by your preferences, the number of people or even what’s on sale! 

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