When it comes to spring and summer entertaining, having a slew of no-bake appetizers up your sleeve is a vital part of surviving the season! This delicious recipe for watermelon jalapeno cubes lets you turn off your oven, and turn on your Pinterest-worthy chef skills. In just three simple steps, you’ll have a batch of fresh, bright watermelon bites. Spiked with salty queso fresco and a slice of spicy jalapeno, the only thing that would make this flavor combo any better is a honey-lime vinaigrette. Good news! This recipe has got that, too!
Here’s how to make these sweet and simple Watermelon Jalapeno Bites in just 5-minutes flat. And don’t forget to check out our list of other easy one-bite appetizers!
Step 1: Cut the Rind
Cut the rind off a small watermelon with a sharp knife. Discard the rind and cut off any white parts so only the red fruit is showing.
Step 2: Slice to Cubes
Slice into 1 ½” cubes. They should be just big enough to bite into and enjoy.
Step 3: Add the Queso
Now slice some queso fresco into 1 ½” squares. Two jalapenos can be cut into thin slices, as well. Arrange it all on a platter, skewering each cute together.
Step 4: Drizzle with Honey
Drizzle with the honey-lime vinaigrette in the recipe below. Then enjoy! Serve immediately or cover and store in the fridge until you’re ready to serve for best results.
Makes 24 bites
- 1 small seedless watermelon, cubed
- 24 (1 1/2” square) slices queso fresco cheese
- 2 jalapenos, sliced thin
- 2 limes, freshly squeezed
- 1 tablespoon liquid coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon sea salt flakes
- Special equipment: toothpicks or skewers
Place a slice of cheese on top of each watermelon cube, top with a slice of jalapeno. Skewer with a toothpick. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, coconut oil, and honey. Drizzle over the top of each cube, sprinkle with sea salt. Serve and enjoy!