Smoked Mozzarella Watermelon Pumps

Makes 8 appetizer sandwiches


  • 1 1/4 cup Honey Dijon mustard
  • 8 pieces Soft pumpernickel rolls, split
  • 8 slices 1/4 inch thick smoked mozzarella cheese*
  • 8 slices seedless watermelon the same size as the cheese
  • 1 cup fresh alfalfa, sunflower or your favorite sprouts


  1. Spread the mustard on each of the cut sizes of the rolls.
  2. Place a slice of cheese and watermelon on top of each roll bottom and divide the sprouts over the watermelon slices.
  3. Place the top of the roll over the sprouts.

Notes: * Smoked fresh mozzarella cheese can be found with specialty or gourmet cheeses at most supermarkets. It comes in ovals about 3 inches in diameter, which is the perfect size for this recipe. If the smoked mozzarella available in your market is larger, cut in half and use half-moon shapes. Plain fresh mozzarella can be substituted but the smoky flavor is terrific in the recipe.

You may add shaved smoked ham to these pumps for a heartier sandwich.