1/4of a fresh seedless watermelonusually what's sold pre-sliced at your grocery
1cupof Bocconcini Pearls or small pieces of fresh mozzarella cheeseapproximately
1/2cupfresh garlic-basil pesto
extra cayenne pepper to finishif desired
For the Marinade:
Add all ingredients to a small bowl, and whisk to combine. Set aside.
For the Bites:
Cut the rind off of the watermelon and discard.
Carefully cut the watermelon flesh into small triangles, about 1/2 inch in thickness.
Place the watermelon pieces into a large, non-metallic bowl.
Pour the marinade over the watermelon and stir gently to combine. Let sit for about 20 - 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Once the watermelon is marinated, you can begin to assemble the bites. Skewer two bocconcini pearls on to a toothpick, then add a piece of marinated watermelon. Place on a teaspoon of pesto, and sprinkle with extra cayenne pepper, if desired.
- Don't worry if it doesn't look like enough marinade at first, the watermelon will release water as it marinates and everything will be evenly coated in the end. - These bites cannot be made in advance
Recipe from In Search Of Yummy-ness https://insearchofyummyness.com/spicy-marinated-watermelon-bites/