Watermelon Caprese Skewers with Honeyed Balsamic Vinegar

Source: Iowa State University
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Main Ingredient: Fruit, Cheese
Menu Part: Appetizer
Cuisine Type: American
Serves: 32 4-inch skewers

These fruit and cheese skewers are filled with flavor and feature a honey-balsamic vinegar drizzle.

Ingredients

1 large watermelon
1 lb. cherry-size fresh ciliegine mozzarella balls
12 roughly chopped basil leaves
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. fresh cracked black pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup honey

Steps

  1. Cut watermelon in half.
  2. With melon baller, scoop out 32 melon balls, set aside.
  3. In medium bowl, add cheese, half of the chopped basil, salt, pepper and half of the oil. Toss to combine.
  4. In separate bowl, toss other half of oil and other half of basil with melon.
  5. In separate bowl, whisk together honey and balsamic vinegar.
  6. Using 4-inch skewers, place one melon ball through skewer.
  7. Place one mozzarella ball through skewer next to melon.
  8. Place skewers on platter and drizzle with honey-balsamic mixture.