Cheesy Tequila Watermelon Bites

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 50 minutes
  • 4 servings

These cheesy tequila watermelon bites bring the salty, sweet, and sour tastes together on a plate. Pleasantly looking and with a hint of fruity tequila, just enough to enhance the juicy watermelon cylinders. To keep everybody happy, just see to it and prepare enough of them. Everyone will want seconds.

Ingredients Needed for Cheesy Tequila Watermelon Bites

For the toast discs:
4 toast bread slices
1 tablespoon butter
2 teaspoons of dried oregano
For the watermelon:
4 ounces of watermelon pulp
2 teaspoons of tequila
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon red peppercorns
For the dressing:
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
½ cup fresh goat cheese
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
2 teaspoons of lemon zest

How to Cook Cheesy Tequila Watermelon Bites

    For the toast discs:
  1. Cut 16 mini-discs from the toast slices’ crumb using a 1 – 1.5-inch cookie cutter. Discard the crust.
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet over low heat. Add 1 teaspoon of dried oregano and mix it in.
  3. Add the mini-discs to the skillet and sprinkle the 2nd teaspoon of dried oregano over them. Fry them on both sides until golden brown. Set aside.
  4. For the watermelon:
  5. In order to get the watermelon cylinders, you need to cut two 1.5 – 2 inches thick slices from a medium-sized watermelon. Remove the seeds and cut 16 cylinders from the pulp using a cookie cutter.
  6. Transfer them to a smaller bowl, then add the tequila, lemon juice, and red peppercorns. Mix until even, then marinate for 30 minutes.
  7. For the dressing:
  8. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, and fresh mint to a small bowl. Mix them until even.
  9. Place the mini-discs on a flat plate and top them with the watermelon cylinders. Add crumbled goat cheese and season with the mint dressing. Garnish with balsamic vinegar.

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