Summer is a time of getting together with family and friends.  You can’t show up to any gathering empty-handed. It’s hot outside…so we need something cool and refreshing. 

These Watermelon Bites have the perfect combo of cool sweetness from the fruit, tang from the feta and fresh finish thanks to a sprinkling of mint.  They work for an app, side dish or even a dessert.

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You’ll need to scoop out a “well” to fill with the cheese and mint mixture.

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For this, I use these cute little spoons I got in a set one time…they’re for a “dash” or a “pinch”.  Cute, right?  No worries if you don’t have these…just use the end of a metal teaspoon.  Just make sure you don’t go all the way through the melon cube.

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Now for the filling…I use a 4 ounce container of crumbled feta cheese.  Although it is already crumbled, there tend to be larger chunks that I need to break up so it will be easier to stuff inside the melon.  You can use the tines of a fork to break it up.  Chop up about 4 tablespoons of fresh mint really finely and mix it in with the cheese.

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Then you’re ready to stuff the wells of the cubes!  And that’s it.  If you plan to use the glaze, I would simply take that along separately and add it at the last minute…or let guests decide if they want to drizzle it on or have them plain.

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Ingredients

    • 1 small watermelon
    • 4 ounce container of crumbled feta cheese
    • 4 T chopped fresh mint

<li>balsamic glaze for drizzling

Directions

Cut a small watermelon into bite-sized cubes.  Using the end of a small spoon, scoop out a well from each cube and set aside.  Meanwhile, stir together the feta and mint, breaking up any large chunks with a fork.  Using the same small spoon, fill each well with the cheese and mint mixture.  Store in fridge covered until serving time.  Optional:  Drizzle a bit of balsamic glaze on each cube just before serving.