Watermelon is the quintessential summer fruit. A thick, cold slice on a hot day is the perfect antidote. This year we’re bumping watermelon up from dessert, and serving it as an appetizer—on a stick! Best part? These are great when entertaining—no utensils or dishes needed. They’re so easy to prepare, you can even enlist the kids for some help in the kitchen.
Our Blackberry Vinaigrette adds some acidity to balance the cool sweetness of the watermelon, while the feta cheese adds a salty kick. You can prep the skewers a day in advance. Just wait until you’re ready to serve them to add the cheese, mint, and dressing. The recipe we’re sharing is more a suggestion than a hard set of rules. You’ll notice we don’t even list specific ingredient amounts. Make as many, or as few as you want, and use mini skewers or standard size ones—all depends on the occasion at which you’re serving them.
Here’s how to make them in your own kitchen.
Watermelon, Feta & Mint Skewers
Serves as many as you like
Seedless watermelon, cut into cubes
Crumbled feta cheese
Fresh, chopped mint
Wooden or Metal Skewers
Add 4 to 6 pieces of watermelon to a skewer, depending on the size of the skewer. Arrange on a platter. Drizzle a bit of the Blackberry Vinaigrette over the watermelon. Sprinkle the mint and feta cheese on top. Serve immediately.