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Prep Time:
15 Minutes
Marinade Time:
15 Minutes
Serves:
4 - 6
Grill time:
10 Minutes

Watermelon and Feta Skewers

With Basil and Balsamic Reduction

Posted on by Andrea Alden
Watermelon and Feta Skewers
Serves 4 - 6
Prep Time:
Marinade Time: 15 Minutes
Grill time: 10 Minutes
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.
Prepare for assembly
Prepare for assembly
Carefully skewer watermelon and feta
Carefully skewer watermelon and feta
Grill for 2 min per side
Grill for 2 min per side

Watermelon and Feta Skewers

Serves: 4 - 6       Total Time: 40 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 small watermelon cut into 1-inch cubes 
  • 1 to 2 tubs of feta cheese in brine, drained and cut into 1-inch cubes 
  •  1 handful of fresh basil 
  •  ¼ cup of balsamic reduction 
  •  12 wooden skewers, 4-inches long, soaked

Directions

Step 1
Soak your skewers while you cube your watermelon and feta cheese.
Step 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.
Step 3
Once all of your skewers are loaded, place them into the freezer for 15 minutes while you preheat your grill to 450°F.
Step 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.
Step 5
Place the skewers onto the grill over direct heat. Grill each side for 1 to 2 minutes, or until grill marks are forming on the melon.
Step 6
Serve immediately, drizzled with balsamic reduction and topped with fresh basil leaves.
Get some sear marks
Get some sear marks
add some basil
add some basil
Serve drizzled in balsamic
Serve drizzled in balsamic
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? 

Happy Grilling!



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