Tomato, Cucumber and Melon Skewers

Skewers of tomatoes, cucumbers and melons are drizzled with a seasoned syrup for 30-minute appetizers that are hard to resist.

  • 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.