Feta, Mint and Watermelon Bites Recipe

Simple, fresh watermelon and feta appetizers flavored with red wine vinegar and mint pair perfectly with bubbly champagne.

Mint and watermelon appetizer

Watermelon Mint Skewers

By: Joanna Meyer

Makes about 24 pieces

Ingredients

2 pounds seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/4-cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced into rings
2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
1 sprig mint, finely chopped
salt and pepper, to taste
24 decorative skewers (optional)

Directions

In a small bowl, combine the red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and onion rings; season with salt and pepper to taste and marinate for one hour in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap.

To assemble, place a watermelon cube on a plate, top with 2 marinated onion rings and sprinkle with feta and mint.

To create a more elegant look, twist the onion around a skewer in the shape of an eight. Tip: Add an extra twist or two if it is a larger ring) Poke the skewer into the watermelon; sprinkle feta and mint on top.

Cook's Note: The watermelon weight is after the rind has been removed.

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