26 August 2012

Watermelon Bites with Feta + Mint

Be sure to grab a seedless watermelon at the grocery store or your local market before summer ends!  These watermelon bites stuffed with feta, shallots, mint and pepper are a refreshing way to start a summer meal.  It is light, healthy and seems somewhat gourmet when it is on a platter.  Nobody will know that it only took minutes to throw together :)  Enjoy with a cold glass of sauvignon blanc!



Watermelon Bites with Feta & Mint
(Adapted from Rachel)

1 Seedless Watermelon, cut into 1-inch cubes
4 oz. Feta Cheese, crumbled
2 Tbsp. Mint, chopped
1 Small Shallot, minced
Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste

Using a small melon baller or a 1/4 tsp. measuring spoon, scoop out a small well in the top of each watermelon cube, keeping the walls of the cube intact.  In a small bowl, gently mix the feta, mint and shallots.  Season with pepper and stir until well combined.  Stuff the top of each watermelon cube with the feta mixture.  Serve immediately.

Chef's Note: I like to put these on a white platter with a garnish of fresh mint sprigs and a few drops of balsamic glaze.