Watermelon Cups Recipe
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Watermelon Cups Recipe

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This lovely appetizer is almost too pretty to eat! Sweet watermelon cubes hold a refreshing topping that showcases cucumber, red onion and fresh herbs. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:16 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 16 seedless watermelon cubes (1 inch)
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 5 teaspoons finely chopped red onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon lime juice

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer equals 7 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: Free food.


  1. Using a small melon baller or measuring spoon, scoop out the center of each watermelon cube, leaving a 1/4-in. shell (save pulp for another use).
  2. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; spoon into watermelon cubes. Yield: 16 appetizers.
Originally published as Watermelon Cups in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p217

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Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

"These were delightful!! They are both beautiful and tasty. I wouldn't make any changes to them."

Reviewed Sep. 9, 2012

"I haven't tried it yet, but I'm wondering if you can make it as a salad, minus the cilantro?"

Reviewed Sep. 7, 2012

"I took it to a party7 people said it was wonderful then the next day talking to the people on there own ,they said they didn't like the cilantro,other than that it was really good ,if you could find a better spice or do you really need it- lurleen"

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