Watermelon Cups + Giveaway

Phew, we are still beaming from the launch of maché magazine (we talked about that here), but we had to settle down and get this post out to share one of our absolute favorite summertime appetizers AND an awesome giveaway! The winner will receive a $600 American Express Gift Card!

Let’s talk about the giveaway first, shall we?

We are happily working with American Express for their newly launched cash back Blue Cash Preferred and Blue Cash Everyday cards. One of the most exciting benefits of these cards is that Cardmembers receive 6% cask back for purchases at the supermarket and since Adam and I find ourselves wandering the aisle at our local market all the time, so much in fact, that we actually have come to know all of the cashiers and specifically choose our lines accordingly (sometimes to avoid, other times to chat), we thought that the 6% cash back was a good deal.

To help celebrate the launch of these new cards, we are working with American Express to search out the best recipes that can be made with 6 ingredients or less. They call the program Dinner@6.

How to Enter Gift Card Giveaway

To enter, we thought we would keep it simple and choose appetizer recipes. All we need you to do is submit the URL to one or two of your blog posts that share your recipe for an appetizer with 6 ingredients or less in the Inlinkz form below (Limit 2 recipes per person). Then, with the help of a few friends, we will choose our favorite recipe and the winner will win a $600 American Express Gift Card! WooHoo! Enter using the interface located at the end of this post. Entries will be accepted until July 16, 2011 at noon EST.

Okay, so to kick things off, here is one of our favorites this summer. So refreshing and a mouthwatering balance of salty and sweet! Everyone we have served this to have LOVED it! Here is how we did it:

So easy, so good!

Watermelon Cups
 
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Yield: 30 watermelon cups
You Will Need
  • 1 whole seedless watermelon, rind removed, 1-inch cubes
  • 1 whole hothouse cucumber (also called seedless or English), 1/4-inch cubes
  • 25 whole mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 12 ounces feta cheese, 1/4-inch cubes
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Directions
  1. Using melon baller, scoop out the middle of each watermelon cube.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the cucumber, mint, feta cheese and olive oil.
  3. Fill each watermelon cube with the cucumber, mint, feta cheese and olive oil.
  4. Serve.

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8 comments… Leave a Comment

  • miri leigh July 2, 2011, 11:49 am

    I am always looking for new appetizer ideas…and I love feta cheese! Thank you!!!

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  • Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction July 5, 2011, 7:24 pm

    These watermelon cups look fabulous… Love all of the step by step photos!

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  • The Café Sucré Farine July 7, 2011, 10:16 am

    Wow, these are the cutest appetizers I’ve ever seen! And they sound perfectly…….well just perfectly summery and sound deliciously amazing! Thanks for sharing this, will most definitely give it a try! Chris

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    • Joanne July 7, 2011, 11:24 am

      Thanks, the watermelon cups are the perfect summer bite! We literally could NOT stop eating them :)

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  • Adventuress July 7, 2011, 3:06 pm

    Love it, it’s an awesome combination. Similar to my bites here: http://adventuressheart.blogspot.com/2010/09/watermelon-jelly.html

    Reply
  • Emily Morrice July 11, 2011, 11:46 am

    Just saw this!
    Can.Not.Wait to try them!!! Perfect pool side appetizer!

    Reply
  • Angie B. July 19, 2011, 7:34 am

    BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP

    Ingredients:

    8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
    1/2 cup blue cheese or ranch salad dressing
    1/2 cup any flavor FRANK’S® REDHOT® Sauce
    1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese or shredded mozzarella cheese
    2 cans (12.5 oz. each) SWANSON® White Premium Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drained

    Directions:

    Heat oven to 350°F. Place cream cheese into deep baking dish. Stir until smooth.
    Mix in salad dressing, Frank’s RedHot Sauce and cheese. Stir in chicken.
    Bake 20 min. or until mixture is heated through; stir. Garnish as desired. Serve with crackers or vegetables

    Reply

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