Watermelon, Cucumber & Basil Skewer

Shay's Kitchen Watermelon, cucumber, basil skewer.
Sometimes you just want something light and refreshing. I am a huge fan of cucumber as well as watermelon, so I figured why not put them together. Instead of creating a salad, this is a great appetizer that you can serve at parties that can truly prepare your guest’s palette.



  • 1 watermelon
  • 2 cucumbers
  • Fresh Basil

Mint Lime Vinaigrette

  • ½ cup and two tablespoons of fresh Lime Juice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped mint
  • 1 teaspoon of fine sea salt


  1. Dice watermelon into cubes and slice cucumber.
  2. Skewer watermelon, cucumber and basil alternating along the way
  3. Blend Lime Juice, honey, salt and 1 tablespoon of the fresh chopped mint in a blender.
  4. Slowly pour olive oil in the Lime mixture and stir.
  5. Add remainder of minced mint into the mixture and stir
  6. Drizzle vinaigrette over skewers
  7. Chill for 1 hour
  8. Serve Chilled


  1. Keith R. says

    Being a guy who can barely bring water to a boil, a recipe like this is one which I feel I can successfully prepare that people wouldn’t turn down. Keep the recipes coming. Especially those which fire isn’t necessary.. Kudos to you, Shay!

    • Shay says

      Keith – I’m so happy you like this dish. I must say, it is very refreshing. I’ll keep your suggestion in mind when posting more recipes are “non-cook/bake” friendly. Thank you for your feedback.

  2. Mr. Montgomery says

    The simplicity and sophistication of this appetizer is more appealing than the photo. I will add this Shay’s Sizzler to my bag of tricks.

    • Shay says

      Kevin – I’m so happy that this appetizer can now be a part of your arsenal of tricks! Trust me; it is a surprising crowd pleaser. Thanks for following!

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