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Grilled Watermelon and Feta Skewers with Fresh Mint

Grilled Watermelon and Feta Skewers

I can’t imagine summer without watermelon. I cube half the watermelon for salads and snacking and the other half I slice and grill or add to fruit smoothies or granita’s. I especially love to grill watermelon on skewers. Once the watermelon has a few nice grill marks, I let it cool and then thread cubes of feta in between the watermelon. A drizzle of honey and a few mint leaves finish the dish beautifully… sort of like a grilled fruit and cheese platter only it’s on a skewer.

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

21-25 1-inch cubes of watermelon

12-15 1-inch cubes of feta cheese

Fresh mint leaves

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

¼ cup honey

8-15 small skewers or 8 large skewers

Directions

If you are using wood skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes prior to using.

Pre-heat the grill to 350F.

Thread the watermelon on 2-4 large skewers. Brush the watermelon with olive oil and when the grill is hot, place the watermelon skewers on the grill for about 3-4 minutes, turning the skewers every few minute or so. You only want the watermelon on the grill long enough to sear the outside of the watermelon and heat the sweet juices.

Transfer the grilled watermelon skewers to a baking sheet or platter. Let them cool. When the watermelon has cooled, gently remove them from the long skewers. Using fresh skewers, small or large, thread watermelon and feta on the skewers; alternating until the skewer is filled. End with a sprig of mint.

Place the watermelon and feta skewers on a serving platter and drizzle with honey and serve.

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