Herbed Goat Cheese-Melon Party Bites

Indulge in the warm days of summer with this refreshing combination of watermelon and goat cheese in Herbed Goat Cheese-Melon Party Bites.

Herbed Goat Cheese-Melon Party Bites
Photo: Jennifer Davick
10 to 12 servings


  • 1 small watermelon

  • 1 (4-oz.) goat cheese log, softened

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • Garnishes: fresh basil and freshly ground pepper


  1. Cut half of watermelon into 1-inch-thick slices. Cut slices into 25 rounds, using a 2-inch round cutter. Scoop just enough melon from tops to form indentations, using a melon baller. Stir together goat cheese, 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil, salt, and 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper. Spoon into indentations. Chill 1 to 2 hours. Garnish, if desired.

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