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Watermelon and white cheese

Watermelon and white cheeseThe combination of watermelon and white (brine) cheese is one of those things that can’t leave you indifferent. Adored by many and disliked by some, it’s a traditional summer snack in many regions of Bulgaria. “Dinya sas sirene” (watermelon & cheese) is found in many shapes around the country – as a starter, with olives and white bread, or served plain – just slices of vibrant red watermelon along with some sirene cheese. Lately, however, the watermelon white cheese combination has been gaining popularity in many other counties, especially in hot summer salads.

This refreshing, salty little mouthfuls, are our variation of the traditional Balkan dish. They are perfect for whetting the appetite before a meal in a hot summer afternoon or evening.

Serves: makes 24 skewers

Preparation time: 10-15 minutes

Ingredients:

Small wedge of watermelon (about 450g/1lb), chilled
200g (7oz) sirene cheese (feta), chilled
A little lime juice
Fresh mint leaves

Preparation:

Peel the watermelon and remove the black seeds. Cut the flesh into 24 bite-size chunks. Cut the cheese into 24 bite-size cubes.

Skewer a cube of cheese and a cube of watermelon on each 24 cocktail sticks. Squeeze a little lime juice and distribute the mint leaves over the skewers and serve.

6 comments to Watermelon and white cheese

  • Pam @ Kitchen Cookware

    Wow, I had never heard of cheese and watermelon combination before so it is certainly new to me. However, I am open to try it out before judging it. It looks super yummy!

  • Peggy

    Don’t think I’ve ever seen watermelon paired with cheese before this! I bet it’s an outstanding appetizer though!

  • Go ahead, girls! It really is an outstanding combination. I hope you like it!

  • sarah

    this dessert is very delicious, I would recommend to try it out, especially on a hot day.

  • Renee'

    I am just a little confused about the lime juice. Do you squeeze it on the plate or on the cheese itself? I would love to make this for Missions Sunday at church….please let me know how to use the lime juice in it.

    Thank you
    Renee

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