watermelon tomatillo mozzarella skewers


Watermelon, Tomatillo and Mozzarella Skewers with Lime-Honey Vinaigrette

Watermelon, Tomatillo and Mozzarella Skewers with Lime-Honey Vinaigrette

Brochetas de Sandía, Tomate Verde y Mozzarella con Vinagreta de Miel y Limón

Recipe Yield

6 servings

Cooking time

20 minutes

Rate this recipe

5 from 4 votes


For the vinaigrette:

  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • 5 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Maggi sauce

For the skewers:

  • 6 cups seeded and cubed ripe watermelon
  • About 12 ounces tomatillos husks removed, rinsed, and thinly sliced (about 3 cups)
  • 1 large package of small fresh mozzarella balls (about 8 ounces)

To Prepare

To make the vinaigrette:

  • Place the cilantro, ginger, honey, lime zest and juice, and Maggi sauce into a large mason jar and shake vigorously to emulsify. Alternatively, place all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk to emulsify.

To make the skewers:

  • Slide the watermelon cubes, tomatillo slices and mozzarella balls onto wooden toothpicks or small plastic skewers, alternating between each ingredient. Serve with the lime-honey vinaigrette as a dipping sauce.


5comments inWatermelon, Tomatillo and Mozzarella Skewers with Lime-Honey Vinaigrette

  1. Sherry

    Mar 29

    what is maggi sauce

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 29

      It is a very similar to Worcestershire sauce condiment 🙂

  2. Annette

    Apr 21

    What is Maggi sauce?

    1. Pati

      Apr 22

      Hi Annette, Maggi sauce is a seasoning sauce that tastes like a combination of soy sauce and beef bouillon (but made from vegetable extract). It’s Swiss in origin but is very popular in Mexican kitchens! You can find it in the international aisles of supermarkets and Latin groceries, or you can always substitute soy sauce for Maggi sauce.

      1. Penny

        Jan 21

        Maggi is not Swiss, but German. however, it belongs to Nestle now. Actually it is nothing more than a seasoning. Once you use it, everything tastes the same. I have to say that I am very surprised that maggi is also so popular in Mexico.. surely sad for the Mexican kitchen…

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