Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Watermelon and Tomato skewers

The other evening we were invited to our friends for a summer dinner out on their deck.
It was a hot evening.
This was the first course Ray brought to the table.
I looked at the watermelon and cherry tomatoes. . .
and wondered if I would like the combination.
I did. . very much. It was very refreshing.
I took a bite. . and then a picture.
The ingredients are so simple.
  • watermelon cubes
  • cherry tomatoes
  • small basil leaves
  • several tablespoons good quality balsamic vinegar ( the balsmaic vinegar can be reduced on the stove for several minutes with the icing sugar to slightly thicken it. . or use a balsamic cream)
  • confectioners or icing sugar
  • a drizzle of olive oil
  1. Simply cube your watermelon and put onto a skewer alternating with cherry tomatoes and basil leaves.
  2. In a small bowl. . combine the balsamic vinegar . . and a teaspoon of icing sugar to sweeten it slightly.
  3. Drizzle over the skewers. . and finish with a drizzle of olive oil.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Thanks Ray.

14 comments:

  1. How pretty and soo easy!
    I've heard before that tomatoes and watermelon flavors blend well. I'll have to try this !!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Never thought to put these two together..it sure is pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sounds perfect for these hot days!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've enjoyed watermelon and tomato salads with the same sort of ingredients but skewers is the brilliant florish needed to fully enjoy! You go Ray!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Tomatoes & basil with balsamic and olive oil are a great combination...and now I might just throw some watermelon into the mix...and see how we like it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I must say that if it wasn't you -I wouldn't trust this combo! I have cubed watermellon in the fridge and large cherrie tomatoes too - we'll have to have a little appetizer for lunch. Beautiful picture!

    ReplyDelete
  7. The photo of the skewers looked so pretty. I have never had this combo, but Ray has started a new thing here I think. Looks and sounds very refreshing. Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  8. That would take me a bit, but why not? It's time to get out of my box. I think I'm off to get some tomatoes.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Very interesting....must try it! IT sure is gorgeous and that would 'sell' me right there!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Today is my first visit to your beautiful web site. I found it through Katy's web site called Food For a Hungry Soul. My eyes immediately went to Charlotte Rose's Maple Twists, and three hours after I found your web site, the maple twists were cooling on my kitchen counter. They are delicious and I will be blogging about them on my recipe page on Thursday. Thank you SO much (hubby thanks you also).

    ReplyDelete
  11. There is a local restaurant in Oregon that serves a salad with watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, Bermuda onion, basil, tomato and balsamic vinegar. I have never found a recipe. I have been looking for "the secret" to it.

    After looking at your blog for today, I am thinking that maybe it is as simple as what I listed. I'm going to attempt it tomorrow and if it turns out well, I'll bring it to Bible study.

    Thanks for giving me the impetus to try it.

    ReplyDelete
  12. This sounds really interesting! Thanks for sharing it.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I had a salad a few years ago that reminds me of this recipe, since it was watermelon served savory. It was delicious! And very simple:

    Watermelon (cubed)
    Feta Cheese (crumbled)
    Olives (black, diced)
    Mint leaves (fresh, chopped)

    Toss all ingredients and serve. Surprisingly good.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I would love to serve this for our care group meeting tomorrow, but one of our members is deathly allergic to vinegar. Any ideas for substitutions?
    Ev

    ReplyDelete