June 13, 2021

Serrano and Goat Cheese Watermelon Bites with Pistachio Crumble

For me, watermelon is life! I wait every year not so patiently waiting for the watermelons to show up at the store and the Farmers Market. Growing up in Washington the best time of the year was August when the watermelons from Hermiston, Oregon hit the markets, because a Hermiston Watermelon is the best watermelon in my honest opinion. This recipe was inspired by my love of salt and chili on my watermelon. It seems fancy but it is so simple to make, the hardest part is removing the watermelon rind, no joke. Give this recipe a try, you can make watermelon bites with a toothpick for appetizers for serve on a bed of spinach ch or greens to make an amazing salad.

Serrano and Goat Cheese Watermelon Bites with Pistachio Crumble

This is an easy appetizer that can be made into an amazing salad or served in single bites. The savory, and spicy cheese mixture pairs perfectly with the sweet watermelon, while bringing in texture from the pistachio crumble. You'll love it!


4 cups 1 inch seedless watermelon cubes

1/4 cup pistachio, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons lime zest
1 tablespoon honey

4 oz goat cheese
4 oz cream cheese
1 serrano pepper, finely diced (remove stems and seeds for less spice)
1/4 cup cilantro leaves and stems, finely chopped

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


Remove the rind from the watermelon and cut the watermelon into 1 inch pieces. Set aside.

In a small bowl, add the chopped pistachios, salt, lime zest, and honey. Mix until well combined and set aside.

In a small bowl, add the softened goat cheese, cream cheese, diced serrano, and chopped cilantro. Mix until well combined, and lumps of cheese are gone. Place cheese in a piping bag, or you can add dollops with a small spoon.

On the plate or platter, add a drizzle of the balsamic vinegar. Place your cubes on the plate. Add a dollop of the cheese mixture to the top of each watermelon cube. Add the pistachio crumble on top of the cheese mixture. Place a toothpick into the cheese and watermelon. Drizzle with remaining balsamic. Place micro green or cilantro leaf on each cube to take it up to another level.


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July 17, 2022
I really like it but no words on vitamin what kind and how much Thank you very much for share your experience I will try and hope my crazy rescue baby will love it 💕💕💕
Yas Longoria
July 17, 2022
I love this