I can't believe we're already halfway through August -- this summer has seriously flown by! For my first Texas summer, there haven't been too many terribly hot days, amazingly enough. Most of the time, between our air conditioned cars, home, restaurants, and stores, it's pretty easy to forget how hot it is outside!
But this season still calls for some beautiful summer recipes, even if they're served in our air-conditioned living room. Watermelon and mint are perfect mid-summer flavors, so savor the few weeks we have left while they're fresh!
I love serving bite-sized food like this -- easy to make for a crowd and totally gorgeous. Do any of you guys have Labor Day parties coming up? This would be a great addition to any menu!
Watermelon, Feta and Mint Skewers
8 ounces feta cheese, cut into small cubes
3 cups fresh watermelon, cut into same-sized cubes
24 small mint leaves (torn in half to uniform size)
Fleur de sel
Freshly ground pepper
2 tbsp good balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
Thread a cube of watermelon onto a skewer, add a mint leaf and finish with a cube of feta cheese. Repeat until you have 24 skewers, and set the completed skewers on a platter. Drizzle with olive oil, sea salt, freshly ground pepper and balsamic vinegar. Serve.