Balsamic Watermelon Stars Recipe

Pretty and patriotic, these festive appetizers bring together all kinds of garden-fresh flavors.
  • Ready in: 30 minutes
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 10 minutes
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  • Servings: 15

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  • 1 (8 ounce) package fresh mozzarella ball or log, sliced
  • 1 small seedless watermelon, sliced
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • Toothpicks or cocktail skewers
  • Fresh basil for garnish, optional
  • Special Equipment: 2 sizes of star-shaped cookie cutters

cooking methods

  • Simmer


  1. In small saucepan over medium heat, heat Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena to a low boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until reduced by half. Set aside to cool.
  2. Using a 1½-inch or other small star-shaped cookie cutter, cut stars out of mozzarella. Using a 3-inch or other medium star-shaped cookie cutter, cut out an equal number of watermelon stars.
  3. Drizzle a serving platter with reserved balsamic glaze. Thread a blueberry, mozzarella star and watermelon star onto a toothpick or cocktail skewer. Set carefully onto platter; repeat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and garnish with fresh basil leaves, if desired. 
Makes 15 servings.

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