It’s August which means tomatoes! I wait most of the year to eat local tomatoes in their peak. You really have not eaten a tomato until you have had one straight from a Long Island farm in August. Yum! I plan on spending the rest of this month eating as many tomatoes in as many different ways as I can.
A few weeks ago Doug and I hosted some friends for casual Saturday night cocktails. I love hosting gatherings but have to admit it has become a lot more difficult to pull off since Hermione. I no longer have hours to spend in the kitchen preparing hors d’oeuvres for my guests. Instead I have to make simple things that can be prepped ahead of time and pulled out of the fridge when our guests arrive.
These tomato, watermelon and basil bites are the perfect combination of summer flavors. Paired with a chilled glass of rose they are my new summer party go to!
Tomato, Watermelon, Basil Bites
- 1/4 of a watermelon cut into 1″ cubes
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes (grape, pear or baby heirloom tomatoes will also work)
- 1 bunch basil
- Spear one watermelon cube on a toothpick followed by a rolled basil leaf and a tomato