Watermelon, Fetta and Mint Tapas

I’ll never forget seeing these red, white and green soldiers walk out the door on a platter amd through the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel, Istanbul. Just perfect for summer entertaining.


About this Recipe

By: Sheridan Rogers

I just love the combination of flavours –  how the sweet juicy summer watermelon contrasts with salty fetta and fresh mint. For an added Turkish delight, try tossing the watermelon cubes in a little rosewater – heaven!


  • seedless watermelon a small wedge of seedless watermelon, weighing about 750g (rind on)
  • firm Greek fetta 250g
  • fresh mint small bunch
  • rosewater optional

Place the watermelon wedge flat on a chopping board and cut through the rind into 1.5cm slices. Trim the  rind, then cut the flesh into 1.5cm cubes.

Cut the fetta into 1.5cm cubes. Thread a fetta cube onto a cocktail skewer, then a cube of watermelon.

Top each stick with a small mint leaf. Makes 40 – 45.

Note: for a Turkish delight, spray or roll the watermelon cubes in a little  good quality rosewater.