Sunday, July 24, 2011

Try this original Veggie's Cube Appetizer ... fresh, sweet and cute !!

It is Summer and it is very very hot in Connecticut ... I can't even imagine turning the oven on !

I have friends coming at home tonight and want to do a fresh Appetizer before the dinner.

I just remember an interesting appetizer I saw recently in a magazine  : a Veggie's Cube with fresh white Cheese, Water Melon and Cucumber ... let's give it a try NOW !!

It is so easy !!!! All you need is a sharped knife and a little bit of precision when you cut the veggies to make sure they all have the same size (almost the same size) ... and that's it !
Et voila !!

The most important is the COLOR ! I wanted to use Cantaloupe but couldn't find a good one, so I used Watermelon, Cucumber, Feta & Mozzarella.

I cut the Cucumber in cubes ...

I cut the fresh Feta in cubes :

Now the Watermelon:

And finally the Mozzarella. I tossed the Mozza cubes in a mix of Herbs (Basil, Mint, Parsley) with Olive Oil :

To finish, I assembled all ingredients like a Rubisk's Cube .... and place your creation into the fridge !

Et voila, bon appetit!
Emilie, your French Chef

La recette de Veggie's Cube

Ingredients for 4 people :

- Watermelon
- Fresh Feta
- Mozzarella
- Cucumber

Cut all ingredients in small cubes.
Pour 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil on the Mozzarella cubes and toss each cube with Salt & Pepper, dried Herbes de Provence and fresh chopped Basil / Parsley.Assemble your Veggie's cube and keep in the fridge from 30mn to 1h before serving. Remove 10mn before serving.

Prepare a  Dressing with 1 spoon of Balsamic, 3 spoons of Olive Oil and 1 spoon of Honey, Salt & Pepper and dip your bubes in the Dressing.

Chef Emilie's Tip :
- You can use any combination of Cheese or Ham cubes if you prefer
- You can use your favorite ingredients such as Cantaloupe, Kiwi ...
- You can definitely do a dessert with Pineapple, Strawberry, Kiwi, Marshmallow, etc ... and prepare a chocolate sauce with one cup of semi-sweet chocolate melted with 3/4 cup of heavy cream ... your kids will love eating fuits !!!!

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