Watermelon caprese bites are so sweet & juicy! They are MUST for a summer appetizer or tasty snack! Fresh watermelon, basil and mozzarella pearls topped with chopped pistachios and a balsamic glaze...what’s not to love! They are easy to assemble and so visually appealing! The toothpick skewer really turns this appetizer into the perfect finger food! This is an especially great dish to bring on a picnic, or a summer BBQ. I like that they are easy to eat on the go, since it's all on a stick!
To make watermelon caprese bites:
You will only need a few simple ingredients: watermelon, fresh basil leaves, mozzarella pearls, pistachios, and balsamic glaze. Start by cutting your watermelon into bite-sized cubes. Assemble the bites by sliding a watermelon cube, basil leaf (or half a leaf), and mozzarella pearl onto a toothpick. Place the chopped pistachios onto a plate. Stick one side of the watermelon caprese bites into the pistachios to coat it. Finally, serve pistachio side up with a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Yum!
tips & tricks
Cut your watermelon ahead of time for faster assembly! To make this vegan, omit the mozzarella pears and add another watermelon cube onto the toothpick. I like to make a mixture of skewers so everyone has an option! I know it may seem like a weird topping, but I think the pistachos add a nice texture to this appetizer! In order to make this nut free, leave out the chopped pistachios. Finally, you can buy balsamic glaze at the grocery store or you can make your own! My watermelon, arugula and goat cheese salad post includes a recipe or you can try this raspberry flavored glaze!
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Watermelon caprese bites are so sweet and juicy! They are the perfect summer appetizer or tasty snack.
- 2 cups watermelon, cubed
- ¼ cup fresh basil
- 8 oz fresh mozzarella pearls
- 2 tbsp pistachios, chopped
- 2-3 tablespoon balsamic glaze
- Assemble the watermelon caprese bites by sliding a watermelon cube, basil leaf and mozzarella pearl onto a toothpick.
- Dip one side into the chopped pistachios.
- Drizzle with balsamic glaze & enjoy!
- Make a mixture of skewers to add variety to your appetizer.
- Cut watermelon ahead of time for easy assembly.