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Red, White and Blue Bites

Red, White and Blue Bites
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Servings 24

Juicy watermelon and blueberries, sweet basil and salty feta come together in this easy, tasty no-bake appetizer. ...MORE+ LESS-

Girl Versus Dough
October 4, 2017

Ingredients

2
packages (8 oz) chunk feta cheese
1
small watermelon
48
blueberries
24
toothpicks
48
fresh basil leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    Use a melon baller or small cookie scoop to carefully scoop about 24 (1-inch) balls of feta cheese from each block/chunk.
  • 2
    Use a clean melon baller to scoop approximately 48 (1-inch) balls from the watermelon.
  • 3
    Skewer a blueberry on the end of each toothpick, then add a watermelon ball. Skewer a folded or rolled-up whole basil leaf (or part of a larger basil leaf), then a feta ball. Add another basil leaf, another watermelon ball and another blueberry. Repeat with each toothpick. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Serve appetizers with a balsamic reduction on the side or drizzled over the top.
  • Sprinkle a little sea salt on the appetizers just before serving to bring out the flavor of the watermelon.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
6%
Sodium
170mg
7%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
3g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Cute, easy and 4th of July ready. Drop everything. Stop doing whatever you’re doing and make these Red, White and Blue Bites. It’s that important because these babies are BOMB. They’re also insanely easy to make. Like, I feel silly even giving you a recipe for this. But I will, because there is a method to the skewering. There is not, however, a method to eating them. Unless you count shoveling as a method—because that’s the route I took straight to my mouth when I made these refreshing, easy, no-bake appetizers. In addition to shoveling in one’s mouth, they also happen to be great for summer outdoor food festivities such as picnics and potlucks and gatherings around the campfire singing “Kumbaya” – if that’s a thing you do. Ahem. To start, you’ll need a couple of blocks of salty feta cheese. Use a melon baller or a very small cookie scoop to scoop out 1-inch balls of feta from the blocks. These are so patriotic and fun and easy and tasty and refreshing and sweet and salty and flavorful and really, I could go on and on about them but I think it’s in all of our best interests at this point to do as I said before… Drop everything and make these bomb bites! Eating them whilst singing “Kumbaya” is optional. Perhaps the Pledge of Allegiance is better?

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