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
6 servings
Pati Jinich
Course: Antojos, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: ginger, honey, lime, Maggi sauce, mozzarella, pati's mexican table, tomatillos, vinaigrette, watermelon
Author:Pati Jinich
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Watermelon, Tomatillo and Mozzarella Skewers with Lime-Honey Vinaigrette recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 3, Episode 13 “My Piñata Party”


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.

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    1. 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. 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…