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Watermelon, Whipped Feta, and Basil Bites

Watermelon, Whipped Feta, and Basil Bites

Watermelon, Whipped Feta, and Basil Bites recipe
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mediterranean


  • 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!
Keyword appetizer, feta, watermelon