Watermelon-Prosciutto Bites

Once considered exotic, goat cheese (chevre) is now readily available nationwide. From grocery stores to fine dining restaurants this full, rich, creamy cheese pairs perfectly with summers favorite fruit.

Watermelon-Prosciutto Bites
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Makes:
8 servings
Start to Finish:
30 mins
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Watermelon-Prosciutto Bites

Ingredients
8
cups seedless watermelon chunks (3 pounds)
5
ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into 1-inch strips
4
ounces goat cheese (chevre), sliced
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
tablespoon lime juice or lemon juice
 
Freshly ground black pepper (optional)
 
Lime or lemon wedges (optional)

Directions

    To serve on a platter:
  1. Arrange watermelon chunks on a large serving platter. Top with prosciutto and cheese. In a small bowl, combine oil and lime juice; drizzle oil mixture over watermelon, prosciutto, and cheese. If desired, sprinkle with pepper and serve with lime wedges.
  2. To serve on cocktail picks:
  3. Thread each watermelon chunk onto a cocktail pick or toothpick; add a slice of cheese. Fold each prosciutto strip accordian-style; add to pick. Arrange picks on a large serving platter. In a small bowl combine oil and lime juice; drizzle over watermelon, cheese, and prosciutto. If desired, sprinkle with pepper and serve with lime wedges.

From the Test Kitchen

To Make Ahead:

Assemble as directed, except do not drizzle with oil mixture. Cover and chill for up to 6 hours. Before serving, drizzle with oil mixture and sprinkle with pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

(Watermelon-Prosciutto Bites)
    Per serving:
  • 176 kcal cal.,
  • 11 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 3 g monounsatured fat),
  • 7 mg chol.,
  • 377 mg sodium,
  • 13 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 11 g sugar,
  • 8 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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