Cool, Crisp, and Very Yummy: Watermelon Feta Bites

Watermelon Feta Bites

June 16, 2015   4 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I am hot! A heat wave here in Massachusetts made me feel like the Wicked Witch of The West.

“I’m meltinggggg........” I look like her too - flying around my neighborhood on my broomstick.

Using the kitchen is just torture, so I am looking for recipes that don’t use the stove. Check out these Watermelon Feta Bites.

I managed to put just 20 calories of feta cheese on to a hunk of watermelon and created a taste explosion. And, you get to use toothpicks!

My husband called these a “taste explosion” and I immediately thought of Doritos. With just 3 ingredients instead of 33, I think my taste explosion is much better for you.

You get the cold sweet watermelon contrasted with the salty feta - yum! If you have some basil, you will add another dimension of flavor that will include a licorice like taste.

I have used feta with watermelon before in a salad, but the watermelon tends to get soggy. Here they remain separate and you don’t have to worry about yucky soggy watermelon.

Here are some other of my favorite watermelon recipes:

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  4. Mojito Melon Balls Dessert Like Mojitos? Try This Light Summer Dessert

What do you do with watermelon?

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Watermelon Feta Bites Recipe

1- 6 ounce block feta cheese
½ pound watermelon
toothpicks
fresh basil leaves (optional)

Slice feta into very thin square slices. One ounce should equal about 4 slices. One 6 ounce block should make 24 slices or more of cheese.

Cut watermelon into 1 inch cubes and lay slice of feta on watermelon. Use toothpick to pin cheese and watermelon together (and optional basi). Serve cold and enjoy!

You can make these up to four hours in advance of serving.

One bite is 22 calories, 1.5 g fat, 1.0 g carbohydrates, 0.9 g sugar, 1.1 g protein, 0 g fiber, 79 mg sodium, 1 Points+

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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4 Comments:

I love these bites... I don't bother with the basil.. but these are very good for a snack - or a light meal. Does anyone have suggestions on how to slice the block of feta to get those nice slices you have in the photo? I've tried different knives and techniques but the feta crumbles. Only about half the slices come out whole. What am I doing wrong?

on June 16, 2015

I buy fat free feta that is really good. It comes in crumbles but I think they would work fine with watermelon. I don't eat hot food in the summer and this sounds perfect.

on June 16, 2015

These are also great w/balsamic vinegar drizzled over the top! Yet another explosion of flavor!

on June 16, 2015

I am also wondering about how to slice the feta so nicely!
What is your secret, Snack Girl?

on June 29, 2015


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