Fruit Kebabs with Allergy Friendly Creamy Strawberry Dip

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 Fruit Kebobs with Creamy Strawberry Dip

 

Serves 4 to 6

Free of: gluten and all top allergens

 

No picnic is complete without watermelon. But why not jazz it up with some additional fruit on highly portable skewers? Add a little allergy-friendly strawberry vegan dip, and bingo – kid-friendly picnic food!  As an added bonus, my boys like to help me make this treat. Or better yet, to make it for me!  It’s Mother’s Day tomorrow, and I’m putting in a request. Happy Mother’s Day, everyone!

 

½ cup sliced strawberries

8 oz (¾ cup) plain vegan cream cheese (use Daiya for soy-free)

6 oz plain vegan yogurt (I like So Delicious coconut milk yogurt)

2 tbsp honey, agave nectar or maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

6 cups fruit, such as cubed watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, strawberries and grapes

Wooden or bamboo skewers

 

1. Puree sliced strawberries in a blender.

2. Place the cream cheese in a mixing bowl and whip with an electric hand mixer on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add yogurt, honey and vanilla, and mix until smooth and creamy. Add strawberry puree and mix until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

3. Meanwhile, thread fruit onto skewers, alternating, as you go. Serve skewers alongside dip.

Fruit Kebabs with Creamy Strawberry Dip © 2013 by Cybele Pascal

This recipe first appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of Allergic Living Magazine

 

 

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