Watermelon Snacks from Food Network Star Finalists

The three finalists of Food Network Star joined The Kitchen in a friendly competition to demonstrate their favorite poolside watermelon snacks. Here are their recipes.
Episode: Pool Party

Hosts, Jeff Mauro and Sunny Anderson, with special guests Food Network Star finalists Dom Tesoriero, Eddie Jackson and Jay Ducote, as seen on Food Network’s The Kitchen, Season 6.,Hosts, Jeff Mauro and Sunny Anderson, with special guests Food Network Star finalists Dom Tesoriero, Eddie Jackson and Jay Ducote, as seen on Food Network’s The Kitchen, Season 6.

Photo by: Todd Plitt ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Todd Plitt, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Jay Ducote's Mock Caprese Skewers: Thread a small ball of mozzarella (also called bocconcini), a basil leaf and a small cube of watermelon on a skewer; drizzle with balsamic vinegar simple syrup (made from vinegar and sugar that have been simmered together until thick).

Eddie Jackson's Watermelon Salsa: Toss together 2 cups finely chopped watermelon, 1/2 seeded and finely chopped jalapeno, 1/4 finely chopped small red onion, 1/4 finely chopped bunch cilantro and juice of 1/2 lime. Season to taste.

Dom Tesoriero's Watermelon Mint Rounds: Slice watermelon into thick rounds, then cut out 2-inch rounds with a cookie cutter or small glass. Use a melon baller to scoop out shallow wells and fill each with some balsamic reduction (made from balsamic vinegar that's been simmered until thick and syrupy) and a mint leaf. You can pop this in the freezer to make it extra refreshing!

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