Watermelon bites are the perfect summer treat! They’re fresh, easy to make, and so delicious. You can serve them as a simple appetizer, side dish, or even a poolside snack on a hot summer afternoon.
When you make these watermelon bites, you’ll finish them up with a drizzle of balsamic glaze and a sprinkle of chopped pistachios. These garnishes really elevate the flavor of the watermelon bites.
If you’re hosting a party, these are easy to make in large amounts! Your guests will love how fresh and delicious they are, and you’ll love the easy prep. It’s a perfect recipe!
Why You Should Make These Watermelon Bites
Is there any fruit more summer-y than watermelon? I don’t think so!
Taking advantage of fresh fruit in the summer is always a good idea. That’s why incorporating watermelon into these delicious bites was such a great move! The watermelon is juicy, sweet, and matches so well with the creamy cheeses in this recipe.
If you’ve never made a savory dish featuring watermelon, you’re missing out!
You can add it to your favorite summer salads, cook it on the grill, make drinks with it, or make appetizers like these watermelon bites. Serve these watermelon bites as an appetizer, a side dish, or a party treat.
The sweet fruit and salty, creamy whipped feta go so well together. And the balsamic glaze is a sweet, tangy complement for the dish that wraps the flavors up perfectly!
This dish is great because of its texture, too. You have juicy watermelon, creamy cheese, and crunchy chopped pistachios. What more could you ask for in a summer snack?
How To Make Watermelon Bites
Making these watermelon bites is actually super simple. After preparing the different ingredients, it’s just a matter of assembling. That makes prepping parts of this dish in advance and finishing up the day of a party easier than ever!
First, you’re going to make your whipped feta! Throw feta, cream cheese, and half-and-half into a mixing bowl and beat until fluffy. You can use an immersion blender, hand mixer, or even a whisk if you don’t have those tools on hand.
Next, you’ll need to make your balsamic glaze. Of course, you can use store-bought balsamic glazes, but making it is way easier than you’d think! Basically, you’ll slowly boil balsamic vinegar until it reduces by half and gets thicker. This makes it much sweeter and a better consistency for drizzling!
Then it’s time to assemble your watermelon bites. You’ll layer up watermelon, whipped feta, basil, and another layer of watermelon and feta. Garnish with chopped pistachios, balsamic drizzle, and an extra basil sprig if you’d like!
Watermelon bites really are the perfect dish to make this summer. Whether you’re looking for a fun lunch option, a delicious appetizer, or something unique for your next summer barbecue, these are delicious and easy!Print