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So it appears that watermelon and mint are all the rage this summer…were you aware of this?? It seems like everywhere that I turn someone is talking about this pairing. Rightfully so. Fresh mint leaves really balance the sweetness of the watermelon to create the perfect summer fling!

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I got a little bit creative here and instead of a watermelon salad, I made watermelon skewers, which I found to be an easy and fun way to serve my appetizer dish at a friend’s house.

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First, cut the watermelon into small cube shaped bites. Then, tear off and rinse small to medium sized mint leaves from your bunch. Finally, cube feta cheese into small bite sized pieces. Now, assemble the 3 ingredients onto a toothpick, placing the mint leaf between the watermelon and feta cubes. Place skewers carefully into a bowl or onto a platter.

Now, make your “dressing” for the skewers. Boil 2/3 cup of white balsamic vinegar for about 7 minutes or until it is reduced to about 3 tablespoons. Take care to watch it carefully because it will burn…trust me! Drizzle the balsamic vinegar reduction onto the skewers and tah-dah…you are left with a palate whetting skewer that is a little sweet (watermelon), a little salty (feta), and a lot delicious!

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