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I love making fun foods for the kiddos. My Rainbow Fruit Salad has a fun surprise treat at the end.

When my kids were little I always looked for ways to get them to eat fruits and veggies.

It seemed that when I placed them in fun and funky shapes, they always seemed more eager to eat them — which is how I came up with this Rainbow Fruit Salad recipe many years ago. This salad goes great with this Strawberry Fruit Dip.

Basically you chop up a ton of fresh fruit in a variety of colors and shape them in the style of a rainbow and kids go crazy for it. Who knew??

How to Make a Rainbow Fruit Salad

You just follow the colors of the rainbow —

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Ingido
  • Violet

I don't know about you, but the ONLY way I can ever remember the colors of the rainbow is by doing the ROY G BIV acronym we learned in school.

Do you remember learning that?

Here is a list of fruit that would go perfect for this!


~Red Apples





~Orange Slices

~Tangerine Slices










Indigo and Violet

~Purple Plums

~Black Grapes

~Purple Grapes

You could totally do this with vegetables as well

Red — Cherry Tomatoes

Orange — Carrots

Yellow — Corn

Green – Broccoli

Blue/Indigo/Violet: Purple Cauliflower

Then once you get that portion made, you get to add the fun additions. For this one, we used Mini Marshmallows on one end to resemble a cloud.

Then on the other end, I bought a bag of Rolos for another craft that I was doing. Once I was done with that, I added them to the end of the salad for a perfect surprise treat!

I mean, there is always a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, right?

This is a fun way to get the kids involved and also to get them to eat their daily fill of fruits and veggies. When kids are allowed to help in the kitchen, they are more likely to eat what is cooked and created.

Hope you enjoy this fun St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Fruit Salad!!

What is your best tip for getting picky eaters to eat their fruits and veggies?

Check out these other Saint Patrick's Day recipes

Yield: 8 servings

Rainbow Fruit Salad

Rainbow Fruit Salad

This Rainbow Fruit Salad is simple to throw together and everyone will LOVE it.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 pint of strawberries, hulled and sliced in half
  • 4 mandarin oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 pineapple, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1 pint of green grapes
  • 1 pint of red grapes
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Rolo candies


  1. Assemble the fruit in the rainbow colors RED - ORANGE - YELLOW- GREEN - PURPLE
  2. At one end of the rainbow, pile the mini marshmallows and at the other end pile the Rolo candies.
  3. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 30gProtein: 2g

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Sunday 25th of February 2018

This rainbow fruit salad is such a fun and healthy way to celebrate st. patty's day! I love it!!!


Sunday 25th of February 2018

That is the prettiest fruit salad! I also love the pot of "gold" at the end of the rainbow! Too cute!

Sandra Shaffer

Sunday 25th of February 2018

Great party idea and so darn cute with the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Pinning this fruit salad. Thanks!

Aleka Shunk

Sunday 25th of February 2018

What a cute idea for a kids gathering! I would probably go straight for the rolos to be honest considering they're my favorite candy! :)


Saturday 24th of February 2018

This looks like such a fun holiday snack! My daughters would absolutely love this!!

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