Friday means that the work week ended and the two glorious weekend days named Saturday and Sunday are finally here. However before those two days occur, our Friday night tradition kicks in and it is all about wine and appetizers. Sometimes just hubby and I and other times, we celebrate with friends. This tradition rather morphed over the years until we realized that this was our special tradition and something that we both look forward to and cherish.
It often involves a great bottle of wine from our cellar and numerous types of cheeses that I pick up from Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s. Sometimes homemade appetizers and other times frozen delights from a host of sources. It is a chance to unwind, put our feet up, enjoy each others company or catch up with various friends and simply kick start the ever precious weekend.
Thought I would share with all of you a simple yet tasty appetizer that is both refreshing and satisfying and versatile enough to blend with any variety of hors d’oeuvres you choose. The classic combination of watermelon and feta is a given then toss in with a bit of basil olive oil and chiffonade mint; you have a powerful palate pleaser. You can serve in individual dishes or on a long platter. Enjoy!
Watermelon Bites with Basil Oil, Feta & Mint
Watermelon, cut into 1 inch cubes
Basil Olive Oil
Simply cut the watermelon in one inch cubes, drizzle with basil olive oil and garnish with crumbled feta and mint.
Note: If you can’t locate basil flavored olive oil use extra virgin olive oil and add a few basil leave cut thin to the mint and top on the watermelon.