The trend of pairing contrasting flavor profiles has been delighting taste buds for years. A host of chefs have put their signature on mixed flavor dishes, and when done correctly they pack an unexpected flavor punch that pleases most palates. Dishes that pair salty and sweet are proven crowd pleasers and are among our favorites. When the temperatures approach three digits mark, easy entertaining is your best bet. If you agree than get ready to entertain this summer with this simple and delicious appetizer. These watermelon and feta stacks fit the bill and will become your go to appetizer for all your summer gatherings.
Watermelon and Feta Stacks
1 Small 5-8-pound seedless watermelon
1 Pound block feta cheese, cut into 1-inch squares (1/4 inch thick)
1 Cup basil leaves
3 Tablespoons olive oil
¼ Teaspoon salt
¼ Teaspoon pepper
Cut watermelon into 1-inch cubes (about 40).
Stack a feta cube on top of each watermelon cube.
Top with a fresh basil leaf, and secure with a toothpick.
Transfer to platter; sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper.