Rainbow Fruit Tray

Do you want rainbow fruit tray ideas for a potluck? Are you dreaming of a rainbow fruit platter for a Pride party?

Read on for details how to create a fruit platter that would make a unicorn swoon. And let’s make a rainbow fruit tray!

square wood tray with red grapes, strawberries, sliced apricot, sliced mango, sliced kiwi, blueberries, and blackberries in rainbow order.

Ingredients by color

Just like with a rainbow veggie tray, when I’m making a rainbow fruit platter, I just see what’s seasonally available. Whether you’re in the grocery store or wandering around the farmer’s market, look for some of these rainbow fruit ideas:

 

Red

Orange

Yellow

  • Pineapple
  • Bananas
  • Peaches

Green

  • Green grapes
  • Kiwi
  • Honeydew
  • Green apples

Blue

  • Blueberries

Purple

  • Blackberries
  • Grapes
  • Plums
  • Figs

Rainbow fruit platter tips and tricks

Estimate about one to two cups of fresh fruit per person, depending on the crowd and what else is being served. Peel or wash your fruit well, then decide whether and how you’ll cut them.

Leave grapes and berries whole, put pomegranate seeds in a small bowl with a spoon for serving, and slice other fruit into large pieces to make them easier to pick up. Lightly brush apple, banana, or pear slices with a 50% lemon solution to avoid browning.

Then arrange your fruit in rainbow order, starting with red, orange, yellow, green, blue and then purple. You might want to cut into all the fruit you’re using before laying them on your fruit tray to make sure the color order works.

You can also use these rainbow fruit ideas to create individual rainbow fruit plates or rainbow fruit kebabs. Or use your arrangement in a rainbow fruit tart or to fill mini pie crust shells!

fruit tart on a cooling rack with strawberries, apricot, mango, kiwi, blueberries, and blackberries in a spiral pattern in rainbow order.

Rainbow Fruit Tray FAQs

What’s the best way to wash fruit?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends washing fruit in running water. There’s no need for soaps or vinegar or anything else.

Can I make this rainbow fruit platter ahead of time?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture advises not to store fruit after it’s been washed because that can encourage bacterial growth. It’s probably fine to keep your rainbow fruit platter in the refrigerator for a day, but it would be best made fresh.

Related rainbow recipes

Do you want more rainbow food? Check out other rainbow recipes from the Ugly Duckling Bakery archives like:

Are you an adventurous home cook looking for inspiration in your weeknight meals and weekend baking? Get inspiration here:

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