Tomato, Watermelon and Basil Salad Skewers

These little tomato, watermelon and basil skewers are the perfect handheld appetizer. Jump to the Tomato, Watermelon and Basil Skewers Recipe or read on to see our tips for making them.

Tomato, Watermelon and Basil Salad Skewers with Balsamic

I love how fresh and easy these little skewers are. You can keep them simple or add cheese — a cube of feta cheese or a mozzarella ball are perfect.

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Recipe updated, originally posted June 2010. Since posting this in 2010, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne

Tomato, Watermelon and Basil Salad Skewers

  • PREP

These make a great handheld appetizer. For a salad, skip the skewers and toss everything into a serving bowl. For another spin, add a cube of feta cheese or a mozzarella ball.

Makes 12 skewers

You Will Need

12 small cubes seedless watermelon

6 cherry tomatoes, halved

12 small basil leaves

Balsamic vinegar

Extra-virgin olive oil

Sea salt

12 medium-length wooden skewers


    1Slide 1 watermelon cube, a basil leaf and a cherry tomato half onto each skewer. Arrange on a plate then lightly drizzle balsamic vinegar and olive oil on top. Season with salt and serve.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

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AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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5 comments… Leave a Review
  • Nancy Fox September 12, 2010, 11:45 am

    I too would add some feta cheese. Because I’m always looking to make a recipe healthier, I’d use reduced-fat or fat-free feta. Both cheeses are delicious..

  • Val June 10, 2010, 11:32 am

    You have a wonderful blog!! I will have to make these this weekend. YUM

    • inspiredtaste June 10, 2010, 11:38 am

      Thanks, Val!

  • Wendi June 9, 2010, 10:50 am

    Ok, so I’m reading the recipe and thinking to myself that this would be perfection if it had a nice cube of briny feta cheese. And then I read the footnote : )

    • inspiredtaste June 9, 2010, 11:08 am

      Wendi – we will let you in on a little secret – the plan was to add feta .. but, I forgot it at the store! I even had a list, but as usual came out with practically nothing on my list and 4 bags of groceries .. how does that happen?


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