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Herbed Goat Cheese-Melon Party Bites

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty
Yield Makes 10 to 12 servings
Indulge in the warm days of summer with this refreshing combination of watermelon and goat cheese in Herbed Goat Cheese-Melon Party Bites.

Ingredients

  • 1 small watermelon
  • 1 (4-oz.) goat cheese log, softened
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Garnishes: fresh basil and freshly ground pepper

How to Make It

  1. Cut half of watermelon into 1-inch-thick slices. Cut slices into 25 rounds, using a 2-inch round cutter. Scoop just enough melon from tops to form indentations, using a melon baller. Stir together goat cheese, 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil, salt, and 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper. Spoon into indentations. Chill 1 to 2 hours. Garnish, if desired.