Tomato, Watermelon, and Basil Skewers

  • prep time20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • serves 6 - 8
Giada De Laurentiis
Giada De Laurentiis Everyday Italian

Whip up some fresh and delicious appetizers that seamlessly blend all your favourite flavours of summer into one.

11 Ratings
Directions for: Tomato, Watermelon, and Basil Skewers


¼ cup balsamic vinegar

¼ cup sugar

1 (4-5 lb) watermelon, cut into 32 (1 1/2-inch) cubes

32 small basil leaves (or torn larger leaves)

16 cherry tomatoes, halved

2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt

16 (6-inch) skewers


1. Combine the balsamic vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved. Turn off the heat and set aside to cool.

2. Starting with the watermelon squares, push the watermelon to the very tip of the skewer. Then skewer a basil leaf, then a tomato half. Continue with another watermelon, basil leaf, and tomato half. Place the skewer on a serving platter so it stands upright, using the lowest watermelon square as a base. Continue with the remaining skewers.

3. Drizzle the skewers with the reserved balsamic syrup and the olive oil. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Serve.

See more: Fruit, Vegetables, Appetizer, Summer, Herbs, No-Cook, Tomatoes

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