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LEADERBRAND WATERMELON SQUARES WITH WHIPPED BASIL FETA RECIPE

WAtermelon squares with whipped basil feta

Basil compliments watermelon perfectly or use other fresh herbs.

Directions

Cut 2.5cm thick slices from the watermelon. Cut away the skin to form a square/rectangle shape of the inner pink flesh. Cut the thick square into 2 cm cubes of watermelon. Remove any visible seeds. Place on a flat platter and chill for 20 minutes while preparing the whipped feta. 

Place the feta and cream cheese to the food processor (crumble the feta into smaller pieces). Pulse until well combined. Add the herbs, garlic, oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper to the food processor and blend until everything is well combined, smooth and creamy. 

Spoon the mix into a piping bag, or spoon into a bowl and cover with wrap and chill. 

When ready to serve, arrange the watermelon cubes on a serving platter. Spoon a small teaspoon full or use the piping bag to pipe on a dollop of the feta cheese. Sprinkle over a little chia seeds, poppy seeds and chopped pistachios. Garnish with mini basil leaves. Serve immediately. 

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Serving Size: 150 g Quantity per serving Quantity per 100g
Energy  232.0 kJ 154.7 kJ
Protein 1.3 g 0.9 g
Fat, total 0.3 g 0.2 g
– saturated 0.0 g 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 11.4 g 7.6 g
– sugars 11.4 g 11.4 g
Dietary Fiber 0.7 g 0.5 g
Sodium 0.0 mg 0.0 mg

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only

timer Total time 30 mins hourglass_empty Prep time 30 mins people Serving 8-10 info_outline Difficulty Easy
Ingredients
  • 1 large LeaderBrand Watermelon 
  • 200g creamy feta cheese 
  • 100g cream cheese
  • ½ cup basil leaves 
  • ¼ cup snipped chives 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced 
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil 
  • Juice from ½ lemon 
  • Salt and pepper, to taste 
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds 
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds 
  • 70g pistachio, finely chopped 
  • To serve, mini basil leaves 
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