Tomato, Cucumber and Melon Skewers

Bloggers Adam and Joanne Gallagher from Inspired Taste thread tomatoes, cucumber and cantaloupe melon onto skewers for a fresh appetizer.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

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

  • 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.