Help your kids to create a tasty Finding Dory inspired fruit platter, starring a fruit-tastic turtle like Crush and clownfish like Nemo and Marlin.
This recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any underwater themed party or summer gathering.
- Dried apricots
- Greek yogurt
- Red and green grapes
Gather all your fruit
Slice your melon lengthways so one half is slightly bigger than the other
Use a melon baller to scoop out all the flesh from the smaller half of the melon. (You’ll use these for your coral skewers.)
Turn the small melon half over, and draw a shell pattern on the rind using a marker
Cut a slice from the larger melon half to use for the turtle’s feet, flippers, head and tail
Using the end of a vegetable peeler or knife, carve out the turtle shell pattern on the rind of the small melon half on the marker lines
Now assemble your turtle, place the small melon half down, and tuck the head, 2 front flippers, 2 back flippers and tail just underneath
Turn over the large melon half and scoop out the flesh to make more melon balls, or save it for smoothies
To make one Nemo clown fish you’ll need one and a half apricots
To add the eye, make a little hole in the apricot with a cocktail stick and push half a raisin into it
Put the Greek yoghurt in a piping bag and draw strips onto the fish and one on the join of the half apricot
Slice your skewer fruit into bite sized chucks (keep smaller pieces whole)
Slide the fruit and melon balls onto the skewers
Advise your kids not to eat all the fruit at once as fruit has a high fructose content.