Thursday, August 02, 2007

Feta Watermelon Skewers

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Feta Watermelon Skewers

This is so simple it's not even a recipe. It is however a brilliant idea. Just dice watermelon and the best quality feta cheese you can find. Stick them together on cocktail skewers and place in the fridge until you're ready to eat. Ta-da! It's really a great flavor combination. Add some other things too if you feel like it - mint or basil leaves would work, as well as Kalamata olives.

18 comments:

Dagmar - A Cat in the Kitchen said...

They are truly lovely, simple to make and very delicious.

Aggeliki said...

I am from Greece and i have to say that this combinaton is very popular in Greece and it is my favourite dish for dinner during summer.You can also try to serve an alternative greek salad:cut melon and watermellon in small pieces, add olives ,some grapes, feta cheese and crumbled rye rusk (dakos)on top.

Deborah Dowd said...

I would never have thought of these two together (but, then again, I have posted a recipe of watermelon in beer and orange juice). I am giving this a try!

Jeanne said...

I had this combo for the first time earlier this year and I'm hooked! It also makes an amazing salad with toasted seeds and a tangy dressing.

Rose said...

Oh, hooray -- believe it or not, I was just looking for a good watermelon skewer idea!

Patricia Scarpin said...

They look beautiful and I'm sure taste great, too, Anne!

thepassionatecook said...

actually, this IS fancy! given that people like rick tramonto get away with watermelon cubes with nothing but a drop of balsamic vinegar! i can already taste it...

Holler said...

My friend makes a good watermelon and feta salad. It is a great combination! He adds pomegranate and drizzles it with balsamic vinegar.

kate said...

i love watermelon with basil, but i never thought to add the feta. interesting!

Kevin said...

This sounds interesting. I have heard about sprinkling salt onto watermelon and feta is a nice and salty cheese. I will have tor try this combo this summer.

Elle said...

What a great flavor combination. ALso, welcome to the DBs. Look forward to getting to know you.

Anna said...

i remember when i was a kid and a greek friend of mine suggested this combination to me. i was absolutely horrified and then i tasted it and i was absolutely hooked. i love serving it as canapes the way you have. it always looks so impressive.

Charley Foster said...

Just the other day at dinner at a friend's house I had my first encounter with watermelon cubes topped with basil, fresh mozzarella and balsamic vinegar. It was 85 degrees F out and muggy. They were fabulously refreshing.

Charley Foster said...

I'm sorry. I got that wrong. Just now looking at the picture I took of the evening it was watermelon topped with basil, balsamic vinegar and CHERRY TOMATOES.

charlena said...

I tried these for a party this weekend. Everyone enjoyed it a lot, but I bought too much. I found a watermelon salad on the food network website. It calls for watermelon cubes, feta cheese, onion, red wine vinegar, fresh mint, olive oil and a little bit of salt & pepper. It sounds awful but it was really good to use up the leftovers.

charlena said...

My husband loved the skewers and the salad! thanks!

Kaleen said...

Yep, these are amazing, but when I do them I add red onion and a squeeze of lime juice on the top. That just gives them...that little bit of egde :) Try it...you might like it :)

Anonymous said...

I tried these with mint-infused olive oil... Refreshing and delicious... One of my favorite dishes!