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Marinated Watermelon Caprese Skewers

The perfect blend of sweet and savory, these Marinated Watermelon Caprese Skewers were made for summer entertaining

A fun twist on classic Italian Caprese, watermelon stars are soaked in an herby basil balsamic marinade and skewered with mild white cheese and prosciutto.

This recipe is courtesy of McCormick.

Calories Per Serving


  • 1 package balsamic marinade, preferably McCormick Grill Mates Basil Balsamic Veggie Marinade Mix
  • 1/4 Cup oil
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 mini seedless watermelon, (about 10 pounds), cut into 1-inch thick slices
  • 8 Ounces provolone, thinly sliced
  • 6 Ounces prosciutto, thinly sliced
  • 1 Cup blueberries


Mix marinade mix, oil, water and vinegar in small bowl. Set aside.

Cut out star shapes from each watermelon slice with small star-shaped cookie cutter.

Place in large resealable plastic bag. Add marinade; turn gently to coat well.

Refrigerate 15–20 minutes.

Remove watermelon from marinade. Reserve any remaining marinade.

Cut each watermelon star in half crosswise to form 2 thinner stars.

To assemble each skewer, thread 1 blueberry, 1 thin watermelon star, 1 prosciutto slice, 1 cheese slice and another thin watermelon star onto a short wooden skewer or toothpick, pressing together to make a star-shaped watermelon sandwich.

Drizzle skewers with reserved marinade, if desired.