The hazy, hot and humid weather would indicate that the Fourth of July is upon us! Seriously, it only just began to feel like summer outside THIS WEEK! Right? Now that things have heated up, menus have decidedly changed to lighter fare. When it’s so hot out, don’t you just CRAVE watermelon? We can go through several in a weekend here. No kidding! Especially when there are watermelon skewers around.
I try to lead my life as an example in good health and what’s possible. The holidays are no exception. It’s possible to live up to traditions, have fun and still eat well! When I get invited to a party, I try to bring something that falls in line with my healthy ideals, goes with the season, and if possible is in keeping with the theme of the party! In addition to these skewers, an awesome appetizer to bring to share are these mini stuffed peppers. If the weather is super warm, I’m sure everyone would appreciate this gazpacho. Another simple recipe that makes a great impression!
I love these Watermelon Skewers because they take no time to make, but make an awesome impression and do land within my healthy ideals. Win-win-win!! What healthy dish will you take to the Independence Day Party? Looking for ideas? Check this post out: Fourth of July Recipe Round Up.
Whatever you decide to make for the holiday, make sure you keep it simple. The beauty of the holiday is an opportunity to spend time with family and friends, celebrating our independence, our country and the opportunity to live in a country where freedom reigns.
- Long bamboo or wooden skewers
- ½ Watermelon
- 1 cup Balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup Feta cheese, crumbled
- ½ cup blueberries (optional)
- Cut watermelon into 1”x2” cubes.
- Make the glaze by simmering vinegar over low heat until balsamic has thickened and reduced by half. Stir often and turn off heat when desired thickness, about 20 minutes.
- Assemble watermelon on skewers (add optional blueberries in between watermelon cubes), and arrange on a platter. Sprinkle crumbled cheese over watermelon and then drizzle the balsamic glaze over the skewers.
- You will have left over glaze. Store in glass jar with tight fitting lid in fridge. It can be used to drizzle over roasted veggies, fruit salad, or basted over chicken or fish in the final phase of cooking.