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Summer Appetizers: Watermelon Skewers

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Prep

10 minutes

Yield

6 - 8 skewers

This easy and fresh watermelon skewers recipe is perfect for a summer BBQ or meal. This may become one of your new fav summer appetizers.

Holy heaven, you’re going to love this summer appetizers recipe. These watermelon skewers are creative, easy, and so fresh and perfect for the hot summer heat. Great for a BBQ or potluck if you’re looking for something to bring that no one else will think of!

Watermelon skewers on a plate, a great summer appetizer

Why you’ll love this summer appetizer:

  • Quick: Make these in only 10-minutes
  • Delicious: These are so fresh and delicious. They scream “SUMMER IS HERE!”
  • Versatile: Add any other fruits or ingredients to your skewers for additional color
Ingredients for an easy summer appetizers, watermelon skewers

Ingredients:

Watermelon: Watermelon is so refreshing in the summer and the best part is that not only does it taste great but it helps you stay hydrated on a hot day and is packed with nutrients!

Herbs: I love the combo of fresh mint and basil for this but you can use one over the other if you wish. Both add such a nice fresh, pop of flavor.

Pistachios: I added pistachios to this for a great crunch. However, if you are nut-free, you can easily omit them or replace them with hulled sunflower or pumpkin seeds.

How to make watermelon skewers:

1. Prepare all of the ingredients above.

Hand assembling summer appetizers for bbq

2. Assemble the skewers in any pattern you desire. Make sure to put basil or mint in between each piece of watermelon or feta.

Skewers on a platter

3. Arrange all of the skewers onto a platter.

Adding toppings to one of Maria's fav summer appetizers

4. Spread the chopped pistachios over top and lightly press into the feta.

5. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar, sprinkle flaky salt, and cover in lime zest!

6. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge- refresh the balsamic vinegar and pistachios when ready to serve.

Expert Tips & FAQ:

What else you can add: Add any other ingredients you wish! Including strawberries, cucumber, or even a protein, would be delicious!

How do I make this vegan? Replace the feta with your fav vegan feta or cheese instead.

How do I make this nut-free? Easy! Just remove the pistachios completely or add sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds (hulled) instead.

What can I do with the watermelon rind? Make these delicious low-waste pickled watermelon rinds for salads or sandwiches!

Other summer appetizers to make:

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Skewers on a platter

Summer Appetizers: Watermelon Skewers!

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This easy and fresh watermelon skewers recipe is perfect for a summer BBQ or meal. This may become one of your new fav summer appetizers.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Summer Appetizer
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Summer-Inspired, Vegetarian
Servings 6 - 8 skewers
Calories 169 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ seedless watermelon cubed
  • 250 g feta cubed
  • 1 cup fresh mint
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup pistachios chopped
  • 3 – 4 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 lime zested
  • flaky salt
  • bamboo skewers

Instructions
 

  • Prepare all of the ingredients above.
  • Assemble the skewers in any pattern you desire. Make sure to put basil or mint in between each piece of watermelon or feta.
  • Arrange all of the skewers onto a platter.
  • Spread the chopped pistachios overtop and lightly press into the feta.
  • Drizzle the balsamic vinegar, sprinkle flaky salt, and cover in lime zest!

Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge- refresh the balsamic vinegar and pistachios when ready to serve. YUM!!!

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    Notes

    Add any other ingredients you wish! Including strawberries, cucumber, or even a protein, would be delicious!
    These skewers are perfect for ANY summer barbeque OR occasion.
    If you don’t have skewers, turn this into a salad! Simply dice the watermelon and feta into smaller pieces.
    Store the skewers in the fridge for 3 – 4 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1 | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.6g | Protein: 6.9g | Fat: 10.4g | Saturated Fat: 5.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.1g | Cholesterol: 31.8mg | Sodium: 554.1mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 10.5g
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