Tuesday, July 3, 2012


I really love summer appetizers. Summer seems to always be the time that people constantly decide to be the host! Whether it is a drink or dinner party, outdoor cocktail party, there is always something going on! Here is one of my favourite easy and quick appetizers to help make your summer night perfect.

Baby/Mini Watermelons

The watermelon, mint & feta skewer is garnished with a reduced balsamic glaze. The watermelon is cool and crisp, the feta is salt and soft and the mint gives you that refreshing blast. All paired with the balsamic & honey glaze and you have a winning nibble. Give them a try this summer!

Watermelon, Mint & Feta Skewer
Serves 12 guests at 2-3 per guest

- 1 mini watermelon
- 30 cubes of feta (I just buy the slabs and cut the cubes myself)
- 30 pieces of mint
- pepper
- 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 30 skewers

- Start the balsamic glaze. In a saucepan add the balsamic and honey and let come to a boil over high heat. Once bubbling, reduce to a low simmer and allow the balsamic to cook down and turn into a glaze. This will take about 10 minutes. Keep an eye on it however, because you don't want the balsamic to reduce to a paste! You still want it to be somewhat runny, but thicker.
- Using a melon baller, scoop out as many melon balls as you can from the watermelon.
- Cut the feta into cubes.
- Using a skewer, layer the feta, melon and then mint on the top.
- Garnish your serving platter with the balsamic glaze and then arrange your watermelon skewers nicely.
- Serve cold, sprinkle with cracked black pepper and enjoy!!

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