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Watermelon and Feta Skewers

By: Andrea Alden

Watermelon and Feta Skewers an easy appetizer that takes summer grilling in a gourmet direction. Kicking back in the summer heat with your besties and some locally sourced cider never tasted so good. I made these skewers to serve with the intention of whetting our friends’ appetites before the main course, and boy did it work! I was surprised at the complex flavors and textures. The watermelon lost its grainy texture and the feta took on an even creamier one and picked up an enticing smokiness. Punch it all up by drizzling balsamic reduction over the top and adding fresh basil.

Prep Time
15 Min
Cook Time
10 Min
Yield
4-6
Difficulty
Medium

Watermelon and Feta Skewers

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Ingredients

Directions

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Ingredients

small watermelon cut into 1-inch cubes

1 to 2 tubs

feta cheese in brine,
drained, cut into 1-inch cubes

1 handful

fresh basil

¼ cup 

balsamic reduction

12 

wooden skewers, 4-inches long, soaked

Directions
  1. Soak your skewers while you cube your watermelon and feta cheese.
  2. Very carefully thread a watermelon cube onto the skewer followed by a feta cube and one more watermelon skewer. Feta is crumbly so you have to be careful when cutting and skewering it.
  3. Once all of your skewers are loaded, place them into the freezer for 15 minutes while you preheat your grill to 450°F.
  4. When the grill is up to temperature remove the skewers from the freezer and pat them dry with paper towel. Remember that moisture is the enemy of a good sear.
  5. Place the skewers on to the grill over direct heat. Grill each side for 1 to 2 minutes, or until grill marks are forming on the melon.
  6. Serve immediately, drizzled with balsamic reduction and topped with fresh basil leaves.

There’s just something about combining the flavors in these Watermelon and Feta Skewers. The intensity of the basil and feta with the cool juiciness of the melon is a surprising contrast that will leave you wanting more. Like chocolate and pretzels, what is your favorite salty sweet combo?

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Prepare for assembly

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Carefully skewer watermelon and feta

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Grill for 2 min per side

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Get some sear marks

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Add some basil

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Serve drizzled in balsamic reduction

AndreaAlden
Andrea Alden

I used to be the Sultana of Sizzle, but you can call me Andrea. I have always been passionate about food. Even though I was majoring in Art and Graphic Design, I would frequently be found cooking for my friends and family.

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Prepare for assembly

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Carefully skewer watermelon and feta

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Grill for 2 min per side

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Get some sear marks

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Add some basil

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Serve drizzled in balsamic reduction

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