These Watermelon Canapés are the perfect little bites to serve on ANY occasion.
When it comes to entertaining, the last thing anyone needs is to spend an afternoon in a gruelling hot kitchen. Best of all, summer time is all about easy snacks, canapés, and platters. So this watermelon snack should be on top of your list!
Easy Watermelon Canapés for Entertaining
One in a Melon!
Ok, excuse my silly puns, but I just can’t help it!
Watermelons are really one of those ingredients that have everyone smiling once they have a slice in their hands. I don’t know one person that doesn’t love snacking on these sweet and healthy fruits. Most importantly with a few extra ingredients, you can create plenty of fresh, delicious watermelon treats for the crowd.
Don’t forget, you can literally eat the whole thing as the rinds of watermelon can also be used in pickles or preserves. Combine it with creamy cheese, pickles, relish, fresh herbs and be prepared for a flavour explosion.
How to make Canapés with Watermelon
It’s called Watermelon for a Reason!
With over 92% of this fruit consisting out of water, it’s pretty clear why it’s called that. Even more reason why watermelons are the perfect refreshing summer snack. Full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, make sure to include this fresh fruit (or is it a vegetable?) in your daily snack routine.
It’s super easy to make these zesty Watermelon Canapés. Firstly, cut the watermelon up into small hand-held sized triangles. Arrange them on a serving tray and drizzle with balsamic vinegar, creamy feta cheese, fresh red onion and mint leaves.
I was first introduced to this combo by my very talented cousin, (queen of entertaining) – a while back. She casually just whipped these snacks up in no time and beautifully presented these mouthfuls on trays with ice cold wine. Errmh, Yes please! Way to feed a crowd!
Sweet, juicy watermelon wedges with finely sliced red onion, fresh mint, feta cheese and balsamic drizzle. Every single mouthful delivers an incredible punch of flavour – encompassing everything that dictates fresh, sweet, crisp, satisfying and tantalising!
If you are thinking of entertaining, why not try these other snacking good ideas!
Mushroom Pate with Roasted Tomatoes
Smoked Snoek Pate with stewed apricots
Grilled Pineapple Wedges
Beetroot Hummus with Crudités
Roasted Tomato and Puff Pastry Tartlets
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- 1 large watermelon sliced in triangle wedges
- 2 large red onions thinly sliced
- bunch fresh mint mint leaves removed and set aside
- 100 gr feta cheese or dairy free cheese
- 100 ml balsamic vinegar
- Prepare all your toppings in little bowls. Slice the watermelon evenly.
- Place the watermelon wedges on a tray and start topping it with slices of red onion, fresh mint leaves and crumbled feta cheese.
- Heat a small saucepan until hot. Remove from heat, carefully pour the balsamic vinegar in the hot pot. Swirl it around to reduce a little. Set aside until cool.
- Lastly, drizzle the canapes with balsamic reduction and serve immediately.
This recipe can easily be turned into a vegan snack, by simply replacing the feta cheese with your preferred dairy-free cheese.