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Watermelon Skewers with Feta and Mint Pesto

These take-along watermelon skewers with feta and mint pesto dressing are a quick and easy appetizer or snack for your next outdoor gathering, BBQ or picnic! Enjoy these delicious and healthy watermelon skewers on a hot summer day!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword watermelon appetizer, watermelon feta, watermelon skewers, watermelon snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 serwings
Calories 130kcal

Ingredients

For the watermelon skewers:

  • 1/4 seedless ripe watermelon
  • 7 oz or 200 g feta cheese
  • 10 skewers
  • 4 tablespoons mint pesto dressing See below

For the mint pesto dressing:

  • 1/2 cup or 35 g fresh peppermint leaves
  • 1/2 cup or 35 g fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 oz or 15 g raw peeled almonds
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon hard cheese grated
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons water

Instructions

  • Cut feta and watermelon into cubes (see notes above).
  • Make a mint pesto dressing: Combine fresh peppermint leaves, fresh basil leaves, almonds, garlic, grated hard cheese, extra virgin olive oil, salt and freshly ground black pepper in a cup of a food processor and blend until smooth, scrapping sides and adding water to adjust the consistency. The dressing should be a bit thinner than your regular pesto but not too thin. Reserve about 4 tablespoons and refrigerate the rest (you can use it for pasta or as a bread spread).
  • Thread a watermelon cube onto a skewer following by a chunk of feta. Repeat until you have 3 watermelon cubes and 2 chunks of feta on the skewer. Continue with the rest of the skewers.
  • Place watermelon skewers on a serving plate or into a container and drizzle with the pesto dressing. Garnish with peppermint leaves. Enjoy!

Notes

This recipe makes 10 watermelon skewers which are roughly 10 portions. Nutritional information is calculated per serving (1 skewer).

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1850IU | Vitamin C: 15.1mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 1.4mg