Watermelon Feta Bruschetta

Considering the health perks of watermelon (and the size of some), I don’t think you can have too many watermelon recipes. Here’s another tasty one, courtesy of the  National Watermelon Promotion Board,   to add to your repertoire.

Watermelon Feta Bruschetta

2 cups diced watermelon
1 cup feta cheese, cut into fine diced cubes
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
2 tablespoons minced fresh mint
4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, or to taste
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

For toasts
16 ½-inch/1.2 cm thick slices baguette, preferably whole grain (2-inch/5-cm wide baguette)
Extra virgin olive oil

In a bowl toss together watermelon, cheese, olive oil, chives, mint, vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste and mound about 1 tablespoon on oiled side of each toast.

To make toasts:  Preheat oven to 350°F/ 180°C.

Brush bread slices very lightly with olive oil and place on a baking sheet in a single layer.  Bake until lightly toasted, about 10 minutes. Allow to cool. May be made earlier in the day.
Makes 16 pieces

Nutritional information per piece

•    Calories: 70
•    Protein: 2 grams
•    Fat: 5 grams
•    Saturated fat: 1 gram
•    Carbohydrate: 8 grams
•    Dietary fibre: 2 grams
•    Sodium: 145 milligrams

Do you have a delicious watermelon combo, either sweet or savoury to share. Please do so in the comment section below.

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Author:Rosie Schwartz

Rosie Schwartz is a Toronto-based consulting dietitian and writer.

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2 Comments on “Watermelon Feta Bruschetta”

  1. August 9, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    This looks very tasty. It’s a combo I had not thought about. Good timing. Just making up a list of `things`for farmers market trip tomorrow 🙂 I won`t serve as bruschetta (hubby manages Type II diabetes and I manage gluten intolerance. – But what an awesome combo for a tasty dinner salad along side (seasonal veggies `du jour`) and entree

  2. August 9, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    Enjoy, Paulette! I do make a watermelon feta salad too! I want to point out that I noticed an error in the recipe. The olive oil was left out of the watermelon, feta mix so please note the change.

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