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Charred Watermelon Cheese Wedges

Yield
20-30 wedges
Prep Time
Cook Time
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By: Snixy Kitchen

These charred watermelon wedges topped with melted cheese, roasted almonds, and fresh mint make the perfect summer entertaining appetizer!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 small watermelon, sliced 1/2-inch thick, and cut into triangular wedges
  • 1 6 ounce wedge of Roth® Grand Cru® cheese, sliced into thin 1-1/2-inch squares
  • 1/3 cup chopped dry roasted almonds
  • 30-40 small mint leaves (or larger leaves, torn into small pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon good-quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons flakey salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Method

  1. Preheat the broiler to 500°F and place a rack in the top thi rd of the oven, about 8-10 inches away from the broiler.
  2. Place watermelon wedges in a single row on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Top each wedge with a square of cheese.
  3. Place the baking sheet under the broiler just until the cheese melts and gets lightly tinged with golden brown, about 2-5 minutes. Watch carefully and rot ate the pan if you notice a hot spot.
  4. With a spatula, transfer the wedges to a serving platter and sprinkle with roasted almonds, place 2-3 mint leaves on each wedge, spoon a 1/8-1/4 teaspoon of olive oil over the top, and toss a pinch of flakey salt and pepper to finish. Serve warm.

Note: This appetizer still tastes delicious when it cools off, so don’t stress if it doesn’t stay warm!