Simple, fresh watermelon and feta appetizers flavored with red wine vinegar and mint pair perfectly with bubbly champagne.Joanna Meyer, Baked by Joanna; Photography by ten22 studio
Makes about 24 pieces
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)
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.