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Watermelon Chabis Crostini #CrazyIngredientChallenge

I love the idea behind the Crazy Ingredient Challenge (CIC). In the CIC, we are assigned two ingredients to cook and create. This month, Kelly of Passion Kneaded is hosting. So, here goes...

August's Crazy Ingredient Challenge = goat cheese and watermelon

Chabis is a French cheese made with goat milk. It has a delicate flavor and is really just a pillow of fresh goat cheese.

I decided to make an easy appetizer with a smear of chabis topped with cubes of sweet watermelon and earthy roasted beets.

To stay with the pink thing  I had going on, I added tiny pink rose petals and poured a Vinho Verde Rosé.


  • baguette, sliced and toasted
  • chabis
  • 1/2 C cubed watermelon
  • 1/2 C cubed roasted beets (here's how to roast beets)
  • 1 T fresh basil, finely sliced
  • freshly ground salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • olive oil
  • organic rose petals, optional

Place watermelon and beets in a small mixing bowl. Fold in the basil. Add 1 T olive oil and toss to coat. Smear the chabis on the toasted baguette slices. Lay the bread on a serving platter. Spoon the watermelon-beet mixture over the top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Scatter rose petals over the top. Drizzle with olive oil. Serve immediately.


  1. What a fabulous combination! love the beets in there too.

  2. I have to make this for my next wine club event. It's perfect! Love what you did with this months ingredients.

  3. I love the addition of beets to this dish and it is a beautiful presentation with those little rose petals scattered about.


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