Monday, July 27, 2015

Watermelon & Feta Skewers with Fresh Basil

Light, fresh and colourful, this pretty appetizer is a bite-size adaptation of the summertime classic. As improbable as it might sound, the combination of watermelon, feta and basil is utterly fantastic, both savoury and refreshing at the same time. Equally fragrant topped with fresh basil or mint, these skewers are bright and healthy hors' d'oeuvre for any warm weather gathering.

Watermelon & Feta Skewers with Basil
Makes 20 appetizers

1/4 small seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch cubes
20 fresh basil or mint leaves
6 oz feta cheese, sliced into 1″ x 1″ x 1/4″ squares
1/8 cup Balsamic Glaze

Place each cube of watermelon on a clean surface and top with a piece of feta followed by a basil leaf and skewer each stack with a decorative toothpick. To serve, arrange all of the skewers on a platter and drizzle with a little Balsamic Glaze, to taste.