Are you looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate Spring or Saint Patrick’s Day? This Rainbow Fruit Tray will be a hit at St. Patrick’s Day celebrations! Easily sub out your favorite fruit of the same color for a customizable snack. Serve alongside a yogurt fruit dip for dipping.
Okay I absolutely LOVE celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day with my family. Not only is it fun, it also gets us excited for Spring, sunshine, and warmer weather. Since rainbows represent all of those things, this easy Rainbow Fruit Tray is the perfect snack tray for any get together or even just for a fun after school snack for the kids.
Last St. Patrick’s Day we made some Shamrock Chips & Salsa, rainbow parfaits, and other treats. This year I had a bunch of fresh fruit in the refrigerator. My daughter loves all things rainbows, so she helped me to assemble this festive Rainbow Fruit Tray. I had her slice up the fruits with some of our kid friendly knives and then we got to layering. I made her tell me the colors of the rainbow in order. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple (indigo or violet). She did great! So we placed the fruits in order, too!
Key Ingredients for this Rainbow Fruit Tray
This fruit tray is loaded with wonderful health benefits! Of course we are powering up with some Vitamin C, fiber, anti-oxidants, potassium, and much more! For more health benefits, ways to store fresh fruit, and fun facts, check out our Produce tips page!
What causes a rainbow?
Have you always been intrigued by a rainbow but never really knew what causes them? A rainbow is an arc formed when light strikes water droplets. It is actually an optical allusion that appears when you are standing at a certain angle and where you are seeing the sunlight and water. How cool is that?
And of course for the Irish tradition, rainbows are often associated with pots of gold at the end for St. Patrick’s Day.
How to make this Rainbow Fruit Tray
Well this one is pretty simple. First wash and prepare any of the fruit you are using. We sliced the strawberries, peeled and cut the kiwi, and cut the pineapple into chunks.
Then grab out your favorite platter or tray and start assembling.
Make an arc of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet with all of the fruits. Then refrigerate until you are ready to serve. You can make a quick and easy fruit dip to serve with it if you would like, too!
Check out our 5 Easy Greek Yogurt Fruit Dips
Make sure to PIN IT!
Additions & Substitutions:
- Have Cherries or Raspberries? You can use those instead of strawberries.
- For the orange layer you can do melon, too!
- No kiwi? Try some green grapes or sliced green apples.
Rainbow Fruit Tray
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 4 mandarins peeled, segmented
- 1 cup chopped pineapple
- 2 kiwi peeled, chopped
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup red seedless grapes
- Assemble fruit tray by layering strawberries, mandarins, pineapple, kiwi, blueberries and grapes in arched rows on large plate.