Watermelon Blue Cheese Prosciutto Bites

Watermelon pairs perfectly with prosciutto and blue cheese for this Watermelon Blue Cheese Prosciutto Bites summertime snack. Drizzle with honey and serve!

Watermelon Blue Cheese Prosciutto Bites

If bacon makes everything better, then prosciutto makes everything perfect. Which is why I love these Watermelon Blue Cheese Prosciutto Bites so much, especially for serving at a summer party. You may also love my Watermelon Feta Bites Appetizer. A different way of serving watermelon, a different kind of cheese.

Watermelon appetizer

Always delicious for the 4th of July, or a little end-of-the-day nosh!

Watermelon Blue Cheese Bites

Friends, how old do you think you were when you had your first bite of watermelon?

This quote sums it up … so sweet and tender, a reminder that takes us back to our first bite of watermelon!

My 5-month-old son sat in his high chair watching my every move—the flash of the knife as I sliced through juicy fruit, my hand reaching for a paper towel, the delivery of a strange item to the plastic tray before him. He picked up the slippery wedge with two hands, brought it to his mouth, bit and chewed, his eyes wide, first with curiosity and then with pure delight. Watermelon! After a short lifetime of nothing but breast milk and water, here was something entirely new and wonderful—sweet, wet, pink, delicious! In one brief moment, my son’s world grew bigger and so much more interesting. —Katrina Kenison

Watermelon Blue Cheese Prosciutto Bites recipe

Today I’m sharing an amuse bouche, which is a fancy “French” name for a “tasty bite,” or small hors d’oeuvre.

Watermelon Blue Cheese Prosciutto Bites

For this Watermelon Blue Cheese Prosciutto Bites recipe, another whimsical description might be a “tingle for the taste buds?.” I like that, too.

Watermelon Blue Cheese

Amuse Bouche

Here’s what makes an “amuse bouche” different than an appetizer: They are not ordered from a menu, but are solely served at the chef’s discretion (sometimes accompanied by a complementing wine).

In Ashland (Oregon), one of our favorite restaurants is called Amuse, where they serve an “amuse bouche,” presented to each guest at the start of the meal. It’s really fun–always a surprise–to see what the chef has up his “culinary” sleeve. Not a lot of restaurants will do this. It’s a classy touch, in my opinion.

What is watermelon?

Fun fact: Watermelon is both a fruit and a vegetable, and it is the state vegetable of Oklahoma. Oh, and we love it exactly this time of year in Best Watermelon Salsa (great with chips, or served on top of chicken, pork, fish, or steak!)

How to make amuse bouches for a dinner party:

-Use colorful, fresh ingredients.
-Make one small, powerful yet delicate bite for each guest.
-Combine flavors that will make your guests’ taste buds sing!
-Try to present it in a way that is simple, yet special, using a small plate, glass, or even a spoon.
-Surprise your guests. Don’t let them know ahead of time that it’s coming!

easy Watermelon Blue Cheese Prosciutto Bites

For this recipe today, I took a small piece of blue cheese, and wrapped it with prosciutto around a small square of watermelon.

Enjoy these tasty bites for the 4th of July and summer! Serve on a platter and bring to your next party!

Watermelon Blue Cheese Prosciutto Bite

Print Recipe
0 from 0 votes

Watermelon Blue Cheese Prosciutto Bites

Watermelon pairs perfectly with prosciutto and blue cheese for this Watermelon Blue Cheese Prosciutto Bites summertime snack. Drizzle with honey and serve!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 8 -10

Ingredients

  • 16 1- inch cubes seedless watermelon chilled
  • 2 ounces blue cheese crumbled into large chunks
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 ounces prosciutto sliced
  • 16 pieces fresh basil leaves
  • Fresh ground kosher salt
  • Cracked black pepper

Instructions

  • Using a sharp knife, cut 16 watermelon cubes, placing on a platter.
  • Place a folded basil leaf on top.
  • Holding both together, wrap a skinny piece of prosciutto around the “bite," and place back on the serving dish.
  • Place a large crumble of blue cheese on top of each watermelon chunk.
  • Do this for all 16 pieces.
  • Drizzle honey over each bite.
  • Lightly salt with kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper.
  • Serve individually on small serving plates.

More recipes: Watermelon Stars with Fruit Dip [Real Housemoms], Tequila- Soaked Watermelon Wedges, and Watermelon Gin Punch [Garnish with Lemon].

Watermelon Blue Cheese Prosciutto Bites Appetizer

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *