Fruit kebabs are the perfect summer camping snack

I love summer fruits and so does my family. Here’s a quick and simple recipe that the kids can help prepare and they can practice making them before you leave home.

Campers kebabs

Campers kebabs

It’s also a good one for sharing at the campsite and it doesn’t matter whether you put these kebabs on the bbq – they’re ready as soon as they’re on the skewers! Some people squeeze a little bit of lemon juice on the banana so it doesn’t go brown, but if they disappear quickly there is no need.

The syrup is completely optional (I don’t normally take cardamom camping with me either). You could also try serving the kebabs with yoghurt, maple syrup or maybe chocolate topping.

Fruit kebabs with honey cardamom syrup
Makes eight kebabs

1/4 small pineapple
1 peach
1 banana, peeled
16 strawberries

Honey cardamon syrup
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/5 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 tablespoon soft brown sugar

  1. If you’re using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least half an hour so they won’t burn on the bbq.
  2. Cut the pineapple into eight bite-sized pieces. Cut the peach into eight wedges and slice the banana.
  3. Thread all the fruit alternately on to skewers and place in a shallow dish.
  4. To make the syrup, combine honey, butter, cardamom and sugar in bowl. Pour the mixture over kebabs.
  5. Cover and stand at room temperature one hour. Prepare and heat barbecue.
  6. Cook kebabs on a hot, lightly greased barbeque hotplate for five minutes. Brush with syrup while cooking. Serve drizzled with remaining syrup.

If you’re going to cook the kebabs on the bbq, it’s best to do it just before serving.

Thanks to my friend Liz for passing on the recipe. What’s your favourite camping recipe that the kids love helping to prepare and eat?

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