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No-Heat Summer Skewers: Two Delicious Appetizer Kabobs, No Grill Required

Summer cookouts are one of the best ways to enjoy the warmer weather and longer hours of daylight! While we all go crazy for hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill, it’s nice to have a couple of options that don’t require cooking, and that offer the perfect flavor combinations in each bite.

These two recipes for no-heat skewers are so simple and straightforward that you can make them ahead of time so you can focus on enjoying the BBQ along with your guests.

By assembling some no-heat kabobs, you can also keep your kitchen cool; these recipes don't require any stove, microwave or oven! They are light and healthy, yet packed with flavor and easy for guests to just grab on a plate. Even if you're not throwing a summer bash this season, these delicious kabobs make for the perfect snack to bring to work or enjoy on the weekend with your family! 




Watermelon Feta Skewers:

  • 12 Wooden skewers
  • 1/4 Medium seedless watermelon, cut into 12 one-inch cubes
  • 12 One-inch cubes of firm feta cheese
  • 12 Pitted Kalamata olives
  • 12 Small fresh basil leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
  • Pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper

Tomato Basil Mozzarella Skewer:

  • 12 washed cherry tomatoes
  • 12 small mozzarella balls
  • 12 small pieces of basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper


For the Watermelon Feta Skewers:

After prepping the watermelon and feta, slide each ingredient onto the bottom of the skewer as follows: watermelon, feta, basil, topped with an olive. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, honey, and balsamic vinegar and pour overtop the skewers. Finish with salt and pepper.

Makes: 12 Skewers


For the Tomato Basil Skewers:

Cut the bottom of each mozzarella ball so that it makes a flat surface. Discard extra cheese (or eat it if you’re like us.) From bottom to top, place cheese flat side down, basil leaf, and tomato. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar, finishing with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.

Makes: 12 Skewers



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