It always takes me a month of two to get into the swing of summer and all the great things you can do (and eat). Obviously our little guy joining the team in June is making me even more behind. I’m all about easy dishes in the summer, but these honeydew melon appetizer skewers might be the tastiest (and most simple) setup yet!
Honeydew Melon Appetizers
One of the great parts about summer produce is that it’s pretty much good on its own and as is. You don’t have to roast it, steam it, sauté it – nothing! Summer fruits have so much flavor, they’re the star of the show! And, frankly, this is great because cooking and heating up the house in the summer is just too much work most days, right?!
This honeydew melon appetizer is cubed melon, mini mozzarella balls (called ciliegine – available at Trader Joe’s among other places), arugula for some delicious peppery flavor to balance the sweet creaminess, and balsamic. It’s a great summer dinner party menu idea!
Make Ahead Appetizers
This recipe comes together easily and quickly. You can make it just before serving or you can make the skewers a few hours ahead of time and then drizzle the balsamic just before serving. So it’s actually a great option for at home and to take to a bbq or potluck!! Talk about summer recipe perfection!
You could easily swap out cantaloupe or another similar melon here. And actually any stone fruits would be great (e.g. peaches, nectarines, plums, or apricots). And if you’re really feeling fancy, you could do a combination of melon and/or one of these fruits. The green and orange hues would add TONS of color to your table!!
Get more appetizer recipes here.
More melon recipes
I don’t know if there are enough melon recipes in this world, so here are my few small contributions. This coconut melon smoothie has just a few ingredients and it is SO delicious! And this cantaloupe sangria was served at our wedding, we like it so much!
HONEYDEW MELON APPETIZER SKEWERS
- 1 small honeydew melon cut into 36 cubes
- 1 8oz container ciliegine (24 mini mozzarella balls)
- 2 cups arugula
- 2 tablespoons aged balsamic or reduced balsamic
- To make each skewer, slide on a cube of melon, a piece of cheese, and 3 to 4 leaves of arugula. Follow that with another melon cube, piece of cheese, and more arugula. Finish each skewer with a final cube of melon.
- Lay on a serving platter and drizzle with balsamic just before serving.