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Watermelon Caprese Skewers with Basil Vinaigrette

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Traditional Caprese salad is made with sweet ripe tomatoes and originates from the Isle of Capri, Italy. This is a fun twist on the traditional Caprese salad using watermelon instead of tomatoes. It is super easy to put together and makes an easy last-minute appetizer.

Basil Vinaigrette
  • 1 Mini watermelon
  • 20 Bocconcini
  • 50 g Parma ham
  • Basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Shallot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 bunch Basil leaves
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1/2 Green chilli pepper, deseeded
  • 70 ml Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp White balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  1. Place all the ingredients for the vinaigrette in a blender and give them a quick whiz until the mixture is smooth. Chill until ready for use.
  2. Cut the watermelon into 3 inch rounds and use a melon baller to scoop out as many balls as possible.
  3. Thread watermelon balls, bocconcini, Parma ham and basil leaves onto 10 skewers. (or 6 skewers and serve the rest in a bowl). Season with salt and pepper. Serve, drizzle with prepared basil vinaigrette. | © 2020 | | © 2020 | | © 2020 | | © 2020 |


Evi Erlinda 17/8/20 04:40

What a great, fresh and healthy summer treat!

Raymund 17/8/20 05:30

Such a nice combination of colours and flavours, cant wait for summer here!

Natalia 17/8/20 08:16

Oh wow, these colors are spectacular, such a beautiful and healthy snack. Beautiful idea!

yonosoymillenium 17/8/20 11:13

que delicia, y que bonito sobre todo el vasito con las bolitas

Martyna 17/8/20 11:35

I very like watermelon :)

speedy70 17/8/20 11:42

Un'idea fresca e simpatica, brava!!!

Mae Travels 17/8/20 13:08

Looks delicious. Also looks like a big party -- but that's not going to happen here this summer. No gatherings!

be well... mae at

Beth 17/8/20 13:10

Wow ... these are gorgeous, Angie! Such a beautiful summertime option.

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 17/8/20 13:15

Fabulous, fabulous idea to serve watermelon, Angie! I've enjoyed watermelon salad and I know that I'll love this!

Nancy Chan 17/8/20 14:18

Delicious appetizer and salad. Great for warm days. So refreshing.

Kitchen Riffs 17/8/20 16:12

I like the idea of substituting watermelon for the tomatoes! And I have some in my refrigerator at the moment. :-) Nice dish -- thanks.

Balvinder 17/8/20 16:35

I am just salivating at the summer recipes you are posting these days. I am going to make this today. Not kidding, i just cut half the watermelon for my husband's office lunch.

Catherine 17/8/20 17:10

Such a nice side or appetizer. xo

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 17/8/20 18:19

I love this, I eat watermelon every day for breakfast and I need to make these how sweet they look!

Marissa 17/8/20 20:11

I love sweet, savory, salads like this, Angie! And this one looks so pretty and fun to eat.

Pam 17/8/20 20:26

Love your twist on Caprese salad, Angie! I like watermelon better than tomatoes so will be trying this. Thanks for the recipe! Delicious for sure!

lisa is cooking 17/8/20 22:06

This is such a good idea for hot weather--and it's so hot here right now! I love watermelon in salads like this.

Heidi | The Frugal Girls 18/8/20 00:39

Your skewers are such a perfect idea with it so hot outside right now... and you basil vinaigrette recipe is absolutely divine!

foodtravelandwine 18/8/20 03:32

Super easy and tasty too!....I love it!.....Abrazotes,Marcela

Nammi 18/8/20 07:36

wow, looks very pretty and refreshing. My little one loves watermelons

Shashi at SavorySpin 18/8/20 15:11

Wow! Such a gorgeous take on cape ease salad! I so love the delightful skewers and that basil vinaigrette sounds so delicious!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 18/8/20 15:51

I love Caprese everything! And using watermelon instead of tomatoes sounds so delicious and refreshing!!

Iwona 18/8/20 17:00

Looks so delicious :)

Pam 18/8/20 18:02

Great idea! So tasty & refreshing.

Arpita 18/8/20 18:14

What a lovely and fresh salad!!

Motions and Emotions 18/8/20 19:55

Angie your images are so attractive I wish to grab the salad right from the screen

Rahul @samosastreet 19/8/20 07:23

These skewers are bursting with summer flavors Angie. Great inviting photos!

Ron 19/8/20 10:34

Such wonderful images of such a tasty looking take on the classic Caprese salad. It's pinned for when I can find a proper watermelon...

Gemma 19/8/20 13:05

What a fun idea for an appetiser. They look delicious, and perfect for a BBQ! Can’t get enough watermelon right now!

Amy (Savory Moments) 19/8/20 13:34

Angie these skewers are beautiful and delicious!

tigerfish 20/8/20 00:06

Watermelon makes it so much more refreshing!

Marcellina 20/8/20 14:29

What a colourful and refreshing recipe! Can't wait for watermelon season to try this!

Eva Taylor 21/8/20 11:21

Watermelon is crazy expensive here and I’m not sure why because it is locally grown ($16 for a large one!). The unexpected combination in this recipe sounds wonderful and refreshing!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 22/8/20 17:52

I love watermelon salad and this takes it up a beautiful notch, Angie! What a great way for individual servings during COVID too. Beautiful shots!

Juliana 22/8/20 22:45

Beautiful and refreshing appetizer...I love the watermelon in it...perfect for the hot weather.
Thanks for the inspiration Angie!

Anonymous 24/8/20 09:16

You are such a brilliantly creative cook Angie. I'm completely in love with your caprese salad. Flavours, colours and the look are perfect. I've only just discovered watermelon, mint and feta, so never let it be said I'm late to the party 😂

Choclette x

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 26/8/20 03:58

A great way to use watermelon. Looks yummy!

Noob Cook 9/9/20 08:17

These skewers look really pretty and refreshing!


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