Watermelon, Whipped Feta, and Basil Bites
Watermelon, Whipped Feta, and Basil Bites recipe
- 8 ounces Cream cheese, softened
- 8 ounces Feta cheese, crumbled
- 3 Tablespoons Half & half
- 1/3 Cup Balsamic vinegar
- 1 Seedless watermelon, cut 24 1” squares approximately 1/3” thick
- 12 Fresh basil leaves, stems removed
- 1/3 Cup Pistachios, chopped
- Optional: Basil or mint leaves for garnish
Place cream cheese, Feta, and half & half in a large mixing bowl and
beat with a hand mixer or immersion blender until mixture is light
and fluffy. Set aside.
Heat balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to
a gentle boil, stirring occasionally, and cook until the liquid is
reduced by one half and starts to cling to the back of a spoon.
Reduce heat to low and keep warm until ready to use.
Drizzle balsamic glaze onto a serving platter and carefully arrange half of
the watermelon squares on top.
Transfer some of the whipped Feta mixture to a pastry bag fitted with a large tip (or use a
plastic sandwich bag with one of the bottom corners removed). Pipe
the whipped Feta onto each watermelon square on the platter and top
each with some fresh basil. Refill the pastry or plastic bag as
Place another slice of watermelon on top of the basil and gently press down
to secure. Top each appetizer with some of the remaining whipped Feta
and chopped pistachios.
Serve immediately garnished with basil or mint leaves and a light
drizzle of the remaining balsamic glaze, if desired. Enjoy!