Watermelon Skewers With Feta

These watermelon skewers with feta are a perfect summertime appetizer or snack, and they are simple to whip up for a party.

Shareable snacks are awesome whether you are making them for a crowd or just yourself. Shareable snacks have certain characteristics that always make them delicious. They are generally finger food or, in some way, a small, bite-size portion, which makes them really easy to eat. They are generally also quite simple to make, which cuts down on your time in the kitchen.

Watermelon Feta Skewers laying on a parchment lined cutting board.

How Do I Choose A Good Watermelon?

Always look for a watermelon that feels heavy for its size. Then, look for a sunspot or yellow spot. You need that particular combination to find a good watermelon.

What Kind Of Feta Cheese Should I Use?

You have a few options.

  1. Cow feta
  2. Sheep feta
  3. Goat feta
  4. Combination feta

I generally opt for the combination feta. They have great flavor. I like the combo of goat and sheep. It has a wonderful tang without being cloying. If you don’t care for the tang, opt for cow feta. It’s much milder.

Should I Use Wooden Or Metal Skewers?

Metal skewers are always the safest. You can use wood skewers, but you have to be careful that they aren’t the type to splinter. It’s amazing how many wood skewers will splinter into your food. So choose carefully.

Recipe Additions

  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Balsamic glaze or reduction
  • Black olives
  • Cucumber slices
  • Basil leaves
  • A sprinkle of black pepper
  • Honey or honey drizzle

How Far In Advance Can I Make These?

If you want to make these ahead, I recommend cutting the watermelon and putting it on the skewers but sprinkling on the feta just before servings. Make sure these stay well covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container to keep the watermelon from drying out. With proper storage, these can be made 3-4 days in advance.

Alternative Options For Feta Cheese?

  • Goat cheese
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Halloumi cheese
  • Ricotta salata
  • Queso fresco
  • Vegan feta

    About The Ingredients

    Watermelon – Look for a watermelon that is heavier than it looks and has a sunspot to get a sweet watermelon.

    Extra virgin olive oil – Or any light-flavored oil you prefer.

    Lime juice – This can be fresh or bottled, but fresh tastes best.

    Sea salt – Or any salt you prefer to use.

    Feta cheese crumbles – Any type you like. I used a goat and sheep milk combination.

    Mint – Look for fresh, untarnished leaves with a deep green color.

    How To Make Watermelon Skewers With Feta

    Chopped mint on a white cutting board with a knife.

    Cut the watermelon as instructed above, and chop the mint.

    Oil, lime juice, and salt in a small, white bowl.

    Add the olive oil, lime juice, and sea salt to a small bowl and stir to combine.

    Ungarnished Watermelon Feta Skewers on a white, oval platter.

    Place 2 chunks of watermelon onto each skewer, and arrange skewers on a platter.

    Drizzling oil over Watermelon Feta Skewers.

    Drizzle the liquid mixture over the watermelon skewers evenly.

    Watermelon Feta Skewers on a white platter.

    Sprinkle with feta and chopped mint.

    Watermelon Feta Skewers on parchment paper.

    Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

    Storage

    Store leftovers in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days.

    Freezing

    Freezing is not recommended for this recipe.

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    Watermelon Feta Skewers Recipe

    These watermelon feta skewers are a perfect summertime appetizer and simple to whip up for a party. They also make a fantastic hot-day snack.
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    Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
    Cuisine: American
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Servings: 12 servings
    Calories: 131kcal

    Equipment

    • 1 Cutting board
    • 1 chef's knife
    • 1 small bowl

    Ingredients

    • 1 small watermelon (Cut into 24, one-inch chunks)
    • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tsp. lime juice
    • tsp. sea salt
    • ¼ cup feta cheese crumbles
    • 1 tbsp. fresh, chopped mint

    Instructions

    • Cut the watermelon as instructed above, and chop the mint.
      Chopped mint on a white cutting board with a knife.
    • Add the olive oil, lime juice, and sea salt to a small bowl and stir to combine.
      Oil, lime juice, and salt in a small, white bowl.
    • Place 2 chunks of watermelon onto each skewer, and arrange skewers on a platter.
      Ungarnished Watermelon Feta Skewers on a white, oval platter.
    • Drizzle the liquid mixture over the watermelon skewers evenly.
      Drizzling oil over Watermelon Feta Skewers.
    • Sprinkle with feta and chopped mint.
      Watermelon Feta Skewers on a white platter.
    • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
      Watermelon Feta Skewers on parchment paper.

    Notes

    Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1skewer | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 425mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 2165IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg

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