Lighten and brighten up your entertaining offerings with these quick and easy watermelon appetizers, with a variety of presentations illustrated.

watermelon hors d'oeuvres on wooden board

If you are looking for ways to brighten and lighten up your entertaining, look no further than these quick and easy watermelon hors d’oeuvres!

Watermelon is so versatile and pairs well with so many flavours. For my watermelon appetizers, I created 4 easy varieties –

1) Watermelon rounds, topped with pistachios and prosciutto roses.

Fast and Festive Watermelon Hors D'oeuvres

2) Watermelon skewers, with cucumber, feta and pistachio.

Fast and Festive Watermelon Hors D'oeuvres

3) Watermelon star and tree spoons, with lime juice and a bit of jalapeno.

Fast and Festive Watermelon Hors D'oeuvres

4) Watermelon wedges, topped with goat cheese, basil and balsamic glaze.

Fast and Festive Watermelon Hors D'oeuvres

Recipe Tips

  • Be sure to save the balsamic drizzle until just before serving.
  • When skewering the feta block, put a hole through it first, before stacking and skewering all together, to avoid the feta block breaking in half.

watermelon hors d'oeuvres on wooden board

Making Ahead

You can make these a bit ahead and store in the refrigerator, then plate and garnish just before serving.

watermelon hors d'oeuvres on wooden board

Get the Recipe: Easy Watermelon Appetizers

Quick, easy and pretty watermelon appetizers, to brighten and lighten up your entertaining.
4.67 stars from 3 ratings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 8 people


For the Watermelon Prosciutto Rounds:

  • Watermelon, cut in to rounds with a 2-inch cookie cutter
  • Prosciutto slices, folded in half width-wise and rolled
  • Chopped pistachios, for garnish
  • Mint leaves, for garnish

For the Watermelon Star/Tree Cut-out Spoons:

  • Watermelon, cut to festive shapes with a small cookie cutter
  • Jalapeno, thinly sliced, then halved
  • Lime juice
  • Lime, sliced in half and then quartered
  • Mint leaves, for garnish

For the Watermelon Wedges:

  • Watermelon wedges
  • Crumbled goat cheese
  • Balsamic Glaze
  • leaves Chopped fresh basil

For the Watermelon Skewers:

  • Watermelon, cubed
  • Feta cheese, cubed
  • leaves Watercress
  • Cucumber, peeled and cubed
  • Chopped pistachio, for garnish


  • For the Prosciutto Rounds: Cut watermelon rounds and place on to serving plate. Take a slice of prosciutto and fold in half lengthwise. Starting from one short end, roll up loosely. Using a sharp knife, cut off the bottom 1/3 of the roll. Loose the top and fold a few layers outward. Place on top of your watermelon round and secure together with a skewer. Garnish with mint leaves and chopped pistachios.
  • For the Cut-out Spoons: Fill each spoon with a squeeze of lime juice. Place a shape cut-out in to the spoon. Top the watermelon with a half-slice of jalapeno. Garnish with a mint leaf and a quarter-slice of lime.
  • For the Watermelon Wedges: Cut watermelon wedges and place on serving plate. Top with crumbled goat cheese and chopped basil leaves. Just before serving, garnish with balsamic glaze.
  • For the Watermelon Skewers: Cut blocks of cucumber, feta and watermelon and trim up to be all the same size. Gently and slowly place a hole through the centre of the feta, before stacking up and skewering, to avoid breaking the feta. Place a stack together, placing watercress leaves between the layers, then run a skewer through it all. Place on serving plate and garnish with chopped pistachios.
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Course: Appetizer
Serving: 1serving, Calories: 95kcal
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