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Watermelon-Goat Cheese Bites with Lime Dressing by Millie Peartree

Total Time
15 min
15 min
Here’s a super-easy, super-tasty appetizer to serve at your next warm-weather gathering. If you can find seedless yellow watermelon, swap it for traditional watermelon, or use a little of both for a pretty presentation.


Soft goat cheese

4 oz, at room temperature

Fat free skim milk

2 Tbsp


2 Tbsp, finely chopped (plus more for garnish)

Fresh mint leaves

1 Tbsp, finely chopped


½ medium, zested and juiced (about ½ tsp zest and 1½ tsp juice)

Black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground

Extra virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp


½ tsp

Kosher salt

1 pinch(es)


3 pound(s), about half a seedless melon

Baby arugula

6 cup(s), optional


  1. In a medium bowl, combine goat cheese and milk with a fork until creamy. Fold in basil, mint, lime zest, and black pepper; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk oil, lime juice, honey, and salt; set aside.
  3. Cut rind off watermelon; cut watermelon flesh into twenty-four 1-inch squares (about ½-inch- thick).
  4. Place watermelon squares on a serving platter; spoon or pipe about 1 tsp whipped cheese on each piece. Drizzle dressing over top; garnish with additional chopped basil and serve immediately. (For a larger salad, plate each serving over 1 cup of arugula.)
  5. Serving size: 4 watermelon bites and 1 tsp dressing (and 1 cup optional arugula)


Bronx Chef Millie Peartree started cooking at a very young age, inspired by her mother and her time growing up in the southern United States. Millie is well-known for her famous restaurant but she is also a successful baker and caterer.