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July 8, 2013

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Watermelon, Feta and Mint Salad Bites

Madigan made…  a simple fruit and cheese summer appetizer.

Watermelon, Feta and Mint Salad Bites - love this for an easy summer appetizer

Summer fruit, salty cheese and fresh herbs… could there be a better combination in hot weather?

This summer I planted a bunch of different herbs in pots on our deck…. mint, parsley, basil, and rosemary. I love being able to walk right out of my kitchen and snip a few ingredients for a recipe.

I’m a big fan of watermelon… and feta cheese. I’ve always wanted to try and make a salad with that combination. Since I had all of this mint growing on our porch, I thought I’d make a simple appetizer with it, inspired by a watermelon and feta salad (and my caprese bites on a stick). It was so good!

Watermelon, Feta and Mint Appetizer

Melon, Mint and Feta Appetizer

Ingredients:

  • Watermelon
  • Feta cheese
  • 3-4 fresh mint leaves, sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Slice and cube the watermelon and cheese into bite-sized squares. Thread a piece of each on toothpicks. Combine the salt, pepper, honey, lemon juice and vinegar in a bowl and whisk the olive oil into it to create a simple dressing.

Drizzle a bit of the dressing onto a serving plate. Arrange the watermelon and cheese on the plate. Sprinkle slices of mint over top. Drizzle a little more dressing over top of the bites and serve immediately.

Watermelon, Feta and Mint Appetizer

Summer flavors don’t get much simpler (and tastier)! Yum!