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Watermelon and Feta Skewers


Juicy watermelon gets a heavenly charred note from the heat of the grill. Salty feta and fresh basil bring it back down to earth.

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  • Servings: 4
  • Yield: Makes 8

Photography: Sang An

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2011


  • 16 1-inch cubes peeled seedless watermelon
  • 8 large basil leaves
  • 8 cubes (3/4 inch) feta cheese (6 ounces)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling


  1. Soak 8 wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes.

  2. Heat grill to high. Carefully thread 2 watermelon cubes onto each skewer. Grill, flipping, until grill marks appear, about 1 minute per side.

  3. Carefully thread 1 basil leaf and 1 feta cube onto each skewer. Season with salt and pepper, and drizzle with oil.

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