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Tomato, Cucumber and Melon Skewers

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Skewers of tomatoes, cucumbers and melons are drizzled with a seasoned syrup for 30-minute appetizers that are hard to resist.

Inspired Taste Recipe by Inspired Taste
July 31, 2012

Ingredients

12
cherry tomatoes
12
balls or cubes (1 inch) cantaloupe
12
balls or cubes (1 inch) cucumber
12
bamboo skewers
1
tablespoon real maple or maple-flavored syrup
1
tablespoon cider vinegar
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Salt and pepper

Directions

  • 1 Heat 2 cups water to boiling over high heat. Meanwhile, cut small “x” into each tomato; place in large heatproof bowl. Pour boiling water over tomatoes. Let stand 2 minutes. Peel skins from tomatoes.
  • 2 Thread 1 cantaloupe ball/cube, 1 cucumber ball/cube and 1 tomato onto each skewer.
  • 3 In small bowl, beat syrup, vinegar, oil and parsley until blended. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle over skewers.

Expert Tips

Substitute honeydew melon or even watermelon for the cantaloupe.

Serve at a barbecue, summer get-together, or as a simple side dish at dinner.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
488.8
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6.2g
10%
Saturated Fat
1.3g
6%
Sodium
743.9mg
31%
Total Carbohydrate
110.3g
37%
Dietary Fiber
13.2g
53%
Sugars
88.4g
Protein
13.8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
592.60%
593%
Calcium
23.90%
24%
Iron
26%
26%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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