Get kids eating and enjoy fruit with this gorgeous, colourful rainbow fruit platter!
Rainbow Fruit Platter
You have probably heard of entertaining boards or platters before. This fruit platter is a fun twist on these awesome platters.
This easy-to-make rainbow fruit platter is a great snack or dessert platter to have, especially on a hot summer’s day – a lovely, delicious centrepiece for a Christmas / Birthday / Easter / BBQ or party table this year.
This options are endless. Some ideas are:
- berries – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries
- watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew melon
- kiwi fruit
- stone fruit
It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a fancy board. I purchase mine from Aldi for under $7. Any large platter, paddle board, Acacia serving board or even a tree bark round platter will do.
Styling your Board
Styling does depends on the shape of your platter. As I used a circular platter, I started in the middle with the bowls and then added each row of food.
- For the platter to look sumptuous, you need to have plenty of food
- Place any small bowls for small fruits if using.
- Work from the bigger items to the smallest ones
- Try to avoid placing different varieties of the same food and foods of the same colour next to each other
- Fill in the gaps or spaces with small berries as you don’t want any of the platter showing through
- Platters could be made ahead and covered loosely with cling wrap until ready to serve. Though I would keep it in the fridge to keep the fruit fresher and nice and cold.
- For easy transport, make ahead on a board that has raised edges, wrap in cling wrap and keep in the fridge until leaving.
For this board, I used:
- honeydew melon
- white dragonfruit
- green grapes
- black grapes
I created a bowl out of the skin of a pineapple to place the pineapple in. You could also do this for the melons, using a melon ball to scoop out the flesh.
What are your favourite fruits that you would love to see added to a fruit platter?