Summer Watermelon, Goat Cheese and Mint Appetizers

Mark T. Carboni shares his Cookin With Carbo party recipes with Shindigz

Mark T. Carboni shares his Cookin With Carbo party recipes with Shindigz

Summer comes to life only when I see a lightening bug or taste the sweet taste of a watermelon. Until then, it is simply a hot day.

Growing up, my Godmother would pair ice cream with fresh cut watermelon as my treat every time I saw her.

Later in life, I wondered about combining the textures to make a more sophisticated appetizer for a more adult oriented  summer event.

Face it, eating watermelon can be messy, but as a kid, it doesn’t matter.  As a grown-up, we can still enjoy our watermelon with a couple modifications.

This recipe can be made for as many people as you want. Simply it is equal parts of the ingredients held together by the magic of a toothpick.


Carbo's Watermelon for Grown-ups!

Carbo’s Watermelon for Grown-ups!

Summer Watermelon Appetizers

  • Watermelon – diced into inch by inch squares
  • 1 fresh mint leaf
  • Goat cheese – rolled into half inch circles
  • Drizzle with your favorite balsamic vinegar

Assemble in this order and sphere with a tooth pick!  Serve this to your adult party guests all summer long!

The passion for cooking was inherited through Carbo’s maternal grandmother who inspired Mark T. Carboni (Carbo) to bring joy to friends and family through the act of preparing food and celebrations. Carbo and his partner travel to sample and learn regional and cultural differences in food. The experiences allow him to make new and exciting recipes that can be reproduce in your own home using every day products and equipment in a short amount of time. Carbo provides private cooking lessons, authored his first cookbook and keeps a highly interactive Facebook page that showcases food-talk and fun.

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