Melon Caprese Skewers

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I brought a few things home from our Europe trip last year… a few extra pounds, some shoes, and a major love for Melon Caprese Skewers!

Melon Caprese Skewers from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

There are a few constants while in any country in Europe during the summer months – I always have an Aperol Sprtiz before dinner. We get pizza and gelato at least twice a day. And a melon and prosciutto appetizer always appears at dinner. It’s the perfect combo of salty and sweet and I’ve been making these Melon Caprese Skewers on repeat since coming home.

Melon Caprese Skewers from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Seeing as how summer is upon us (OFFICIALLY TODAY), and it’s all about entertaining, I turned our favorite appetizer into a bite sized snack that you can make, bring, serve, devour all summer long. 3 kinds of melon, honeydew, cantaloupe and watermelon skewered with fresh mozzarella and salty prosciutto and then drizzled with basil vinaigrette. What more could you ask for? These Melon Caprese Skewers are beyond simple!

Melon Caprese Skewers from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Use a melon scooper or a small ice cream scoop to form the melon balls and then you’re ready to go! Or skip the skewers and just make a really killer melon ball and mozzarella salad with a drizzle of the vinaigrette!

Melon Caprese Skewers from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Melon Caprese Skewers

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Basil Vinaigrette
  • 1 small cantaloupe scooped into balls
  • 1 small honeydew scooped into balls
  • 1 small seedless watermelon scooped into balls
  • 20 fresh water-packed mozzarella balls drained
  • 10 thin slices prosciutto cut in half lengthwise, gathered into ruffle
  • Small wooden skewers about 4-6 inches long
  • Maldon sea salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper

Instructions

  • Thread an assortment of the ingredients on the skewer - melon ball, basil leaf, mozzarella ball, ruffled prosciutto etc.
  • Arrange skewers on platter. Drizzle with basil vinaigrette and sprinkle with maldon sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
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Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking

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39 comments

  1. Monika

    OMG. This is such a cute idea! I love this healthy, delicious appetizer! Even kids will love this!

    • Cheri

      Yes indeed why not get the kids to make them, even better!

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    These skewers are perfect for every entertaining event!!

  4. Kevin @ Closet Cooking

    What a nice, cool and refreshing summer treat!

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  8. lori

    This sounds yummy! I would like to make this for a progressive dinner. It sounds like something I can make ahead and keep fresh for an hour or two before it is our turn. Any suggestions? Thank you for the great idea! -Lori

    • Gaby

      yes, making it an hour or so ahead of time is perfect!

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  10. Candin

    I’d like to serve these as an appetizer at an upcoming wedding. Do you think that the melons could be scooped ahead of time and possibly frozen to reduce the amount of prep time the day of? Thanks!

    • Gaby

      They could certainly be scooped ahead of time but freezing them won’t work. Melon is funny like that!

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  12. Kelly Senyei @ Just a Taste

    YUM! These skewers are bursting with summer flavors!

  13. Monika

    These look almost too beautiful to eat!!! Perfect for a nice summer evening!

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  18. Lynn

    I forgot the shallot for the vinaigrette. I am wondering if i need to redo?????

    • Gaby

      you could just add it in later! or skip it! either or

  19. monika

    Oh my – summer goodness on the way!!! These are so pretty and will be delicious!

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    So colorful and full of flavor! The perfect summer appetizer!

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