Watermelon and Goat Cheese Bites
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: variable
This is a charming little bite of summer. You will be surprised at how these diverse flavors play together.
  • One seedless watermelon (with plenty left over)
  • One log of goat cheese
  • Bacon, cooked and each slice cut into 4 pieces
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  1. Cut a watermelon into big disks, about one inch thick. Using a small round cookie cutter (bearing in mind that this makes a mouthful even with small diameter circles), cut out little cylinders of watermelon, avoiding the seedy spots. Seedless watermelons are not exactly seedless. Cut each little cylinder into 3 or 4 disks. Set the watermelon disks onto paper towels briefly to drain excess juice.
  2. Cut the log of goat cheese into disks of approximately the same thickness as the watermelon disks. Use the cookie cutter to trim the cheese to the same size as the watermelon, taking care not to let the goat cheese crumble too much. Place a disk of goat cheese onto each disk of watermelon. Top each with a piece of bacon and a basil leaf. At the last moment, drizzle each bite with a little balsamic vinegar.
Recipe by kelly yandell at http://www.themeaningofpie.com/2011/05/watermelon-and-goat-cheese-bites/