Patriotic Watermelon & Feta Flag

I love the 4th of July! I love everything about it. The parade, the picnics, the friends and family, the fireworks. What I don’t like is rushing around worrying about what I can make for all of the festivities! Last year as I was planning and plotting about what dishes to make for the holiday packed with picnics and parties the thought occurred to me…

Does it really have to be this difficult?

No.

I heard myself say out loud.

Thank goodness this “self discussion” was going on in the comfort of my own home and not in the middle of my local grocery store is all I have to say.

Not only did I talk to myself out loud, I’m quite certain that I clapped & jumped with glee over the idea of a watermelon feta flag as it popped into my head. And blueberries! Don’t forget the blueberries! We just went to Berryfield Farms and picked blueberries so this year my flag will be embellished with delicious, fresh off the bush, blueberries!

I adore watermelon and feta. Have you ever tried it? Sweet & salty, creamy & juicy. The flavors compliment one another in a way that will make your mouth sing (or maybe even talk out loud).

My Yanni introduced me to this decadent duo years ago while on our honeymoon in Greece. And you know what they say,”when in Greece…” so I gave in and instantly fell in love!

These are the fresh and gorgeous ingredients.

Watermelon, feta and blueberries.

I just love the colors and textures together.

Next you’ll need a platter, preferably a rectangle but an oval would work too and a small bowl.

Pour the blueberries into the bowl and place at the top left corner for the stars.

Next, slice your feta because feta makes everything “betta” (at least that’s what I think).

Cut the slices into cubes.

I used one 8oz square of feta.

Don’t ya just want to pop one in your mouth?

I did…………………………………..(don’t tell anyone)!

Next, the watermelon. I used half of a seedless watermelon. As a far as quantity goes for this recipe, it depends on the size of the platter you use. It’s always better to have to0 much than too little because my family is always lurking about ready to dive in, therefore the extras come in handy (don’t mess with mama’s stars & stripes).

It’s all about the stars & stripes when making a watermelon feta flag ya know.

So cut your watermelon into slices.

Trim off the rind.

Cut the watermelon int to strips.

And finally cubes.

Now grab a platter with bowl of blueberries,

and place the watermelon and feta into pretty rows starting with the watermelon until you fill the platter!

Now don’t forget cute little toothpicks for easy not to mention healthy handling of the goods!

And that is my easy peasy patriotic no hassel 4th of July watermelon feta flag!

Hope you enjoy a lovely holiday weekend!

Wenderly

Here’s the easy peasy recipe:

Patriotic watermelon & Feta Flag
A sweet & salty refreshingly delightful treat!
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Ingredients
  1. Half of a seedless watermelon
  2. 8 ounces of feta cheese
  3. 1 pint of blueberries
Instructions
  1. Cut and cube half of a seedless watermelon.
  2. Cube 8 ounces of feta.
  3. Rinse off 1 pint of fresh blueberries.
  4. Pour blueberries into a bowl, preferably square and place in the top left corner of a rectangle (or oval) platter.
  5. Assemble watermelon and feta into rows, starting with the watermelon.
Notes
  1. Serve with a side of toothpicks for easy and healthy handling of the food.
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Enjoy!

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16 Comments

  1. Posted July 2, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    Adorable!! And one of my favorite cheese’s….lip smacking good :)

  2. Posted July 2, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    I have not tried this, but can’t wait to. I never thought to put the two together. Wonderful idea and I love the presentation!

  3. Posted July 2, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    How gorgeous and creative!! And perfect for warm weather. Totally jealous right now…

  4. Mandy
    Posted July 3, 2010 at 12:38 am | Permalink

    You make my mouth water everytime. I NEVER miss a post…. and it always makes me think, Your girls, And Yanni, have it MADE…….

  5. Eden Casteel
    Posted July 3, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    Toothpicks? You mean this serves more than one? ;) ‘Cause I would eat it all by myself!

  6. Anita Harrington
    Posted July 4, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    Just beautiful, my three favorite ingredients – three! What dish has three ingredients, I ask you! This dish will definitely be seen again at Harrington picnic events. Thanks!

  7. Posted July 8, 2010 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    I don’t know how I missed this last week. I wish I would’ve seen it too because it would’ve been perfect to take to a cookout we went to on Saturday! Oh well, there’s always next year.

    Or maybe I can create another shape out of the ingredients? Maybe we can have an archery party and instead of a flag it could be a bull’s eye? Hey, I’m just trying to be creative here. Work with me.

  8. Posted June 19, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Wendy, I love this!! You are such an original! :)

  9. Posted June 20, 2011 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    adorable and yummerz . . . that salty-sweet combo always gets me!

  10. Posted June 20, 2011 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    what a fun and delicious idea!!

  11. Posted June 20, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    This is SUCH a wonderful combination of ingredients, yum.

  12. Posted June 21, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    I really love this idea! The flag cake recipe is getting old! But I love feta cheese, love watermelon, and blueberries. It is a win, win. Thanks Wenderly. I am going to use this.
    Connie -

  13. Posted June 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Great idea! I’m doing this with pepperoni, white cheddar cheese, and black olives in a blue square bowl.

  14. Lillith
    Posted July 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    I cannot wait to make this tomorrow!

  15. Posted June 29, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Hi ….
    I’m writing to request permission to use your photo of the 2010 post: Patriotic Watermelon & Feta Flag on my blog, this Tuesday 7/2/13. If this is fine with you, I will link the photo to your blog page.
    I’m a newbie blogger, so I wanted to get permission prior to posting the photo. Thank you!

    • Posted June 29, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

      Hi Elena!

      Thank you so much for asking! And yes! You may absolutely use my photo and link back to my blog page! :)

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