Are you looking for a really great rainbow platter for your next get-together? How about this Simple Rainbow Fruit Platter. It is healthy, easy to put together, and something everyone will love! It also makes a fun St. Patrick's Day Platter.
Why You Need This Rainbow Platter
There are so many great reasons for having this platter at your party. First, it is so simple to make. Every hostess knows how busy party time can be, so simplify with this dish.
Next, it's healthy! So many times party foods tend to be less healthy. Not, this one!
Third, everyone loves a variety of fruit to choose from! This platter will have something for just about everyone.
Colors Of The Rainbow
Here is the order of colors in the rainbow, so you won't have to google that separate from this post-Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.
Red Fruits- Strawberries, red apple, pomegranates, blood orange, lingonberry, red pear, cranberry, raspberry, etc. Red Will be your easiest fruit to find.
Orange- oranges, tangerines, kumquats, apricots, nectarines, persimmons, etc.
Yellow- Pineapple, bananas, mangoes, golden kiwi, yellow apples, etc.
Green- Kiwi, green apples, green grapes, green pears, limes
Blue- Blueberries, blackberries, plums, etc.
Indigo-I grouped these with the blues above, just chose a lighter shade. Plums are great here.
Violet- Again, another purple shade, so choose fruits in this category
The fruit dip is also really simple to make. It is sweetened cream cheese, whipped to perfection. This dip can easily be made ahead of time as well. It holds up in the fridge for up to 5 day in an airtight container.
Arranging The Fruit Platter
All your fruits can be cut ahead of time and even the platter can be arranged several hours in advance. Simply add the fruit dip on last and serve.
FAQ About The Fruit Platter
You can easily make this up to 4-6 hours in advance. Make sure and wrap with saran wrap so your fruit won't dry out. Now, you can also make this the night before, but the fruits really are at their best after being cut within 4-6 hours.
Yes! There are plenty of premade dips, or you can even use cool whip. I love this dip for it's beautiful white color that makes it look like clouds.
That is entirely up to you. I like the round platter, just for the shape it gives the rainbow. That is personal preference though. An over or rectangular platter is also beautiful.
Once you have created your rainbow, add the fruit dip to each end of the rainbow. I have seen people use roles at each end of the rainbow, but I was trying to keep it healthy, so the dip was a better option.
Let me share a few more drink and food ideas for your next party.
- Pineapple Agua Fresca
- Classic Lemonade
- Blueberry Lemonade
- Shrimp and Avocado Crostini
- Creamy lemon Mascarpone Dip
- Asparagus Puff Pastry Wraps
St Patrick's Day Rainbow Fruit Platter
- Fruit of choice for rainbow
- 4 tablespoons cream cheese, softened I like a lowfat, but use what you want here.
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup whipped cream This isn't necessary, but gives the dip a cloud like fluff.
- Arrange fruit in rainbow shape on plate or platter.Add cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar to mixing bowl. Using your muscles or a hand mixer, mix on high until it is smooth and blended. Next, if using whipped cream, fold it in now. Scoop the dip on either end of the rainbow. That's it! So simple and serve. Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!