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Watermelon, Cucumber & Tomato Skewers

Watermelon and cucumber are cool and healthy ways to chill out during the summer. Watermelon is 92 percent water and contains only about 9 grams of sugar per cup when diced. So you can put it on a skewer and enjoy -- without worrying about sugar overload. And cucumber is 96 percent water, letting you rehydrate and refresh at once.

 

 Vanilla-Honey Gastrique

¼ cup honey

¼ cup white wine vinegar

½ vanilla bean, split and scraped

In a small saucepan, combine the honey, white wine vinegar and vanilla bean paste. Bring to a simmer and cook until reduced by half. Remove from the heat and cool. You should have a light syrup. Set aside.

 

Watermelon Cucumber Tomato Skewers

12 1-inch watermelon cubes

12 1-inch cucumber cubes, skin-on

6 cherry tomatoes (yellow or red), halved

24 mint leaves (extra for garnish)

12 bamboo skewers (4½-inches long)

½ cup Vanilla-Honey Gastrique

To build a skewer: Start with a cucumber cube, followed by a mint leaf, then a tomato half, another mint leaf and a cucumber cube, and finally a watermelon cube. Repeat this process for the remaining skewers. Place the skewers on your favorite platter and drizzle with some of the Vanilla-Honey Gastrique. Garnish with additional mint leaves, if desired.

 

Discover more delicious and healthy recipes like this one in our cookbook, Beautiful Living. Click here to purchase a copy. 

 

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