9 Reasons Why Watermelon Pizza is a Must-Try Summer Dish
Spice up a slice (of watermelon) with sweet and savory toppings.
Published Jun 19, 2017 5:35 AM
Not only is watermelon pizza easy to prepare and beyond stunning—with garnishes that run the gamut from sweet to savory—it’s also sure to impress any time of day. The best part? No bake time (although some recipes require a few minutes on the grill), so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the outdoors.
Click through for nine Pinterest-worthy takes on this delicious summer dish.
Healthy Watermelon Pizza
This healthy, bikini-friendly recipe from Choosing Chia is loaded with replenishing electrolytes from watermelon (it should go without saying, but you’ll definitely want to use the seedless variety), protein-packed Greek yogurt, and antioxidant-rich berries, cherries, and pomegranate seeds.
Banana Cheesecake Watermelon Pizza
This kid-friendly dessert from The Cookie Rookie is topped with a vanilla “cheesecake” spread, sliced bananas, strawberries, white chocolate chips, and crunchy pecans.
Tropical Watermelon Pizza
Escape the monotony of snacktime and take your taste buds on a journey to the tropics with this vacation-worthy recipe from Gray Malin. One bite will have you dreaming of crashing waves and warm ocean breezes.
Italian-Style Grilled Watermelon Pizza
In the mood for something savory? Fire up your grill for this Italian-inspired recipe from the Rachael Ray Show. It features prosciutto, Parmigiano Reggiano, arugula, and a balsamic glaze.
Watermelon Grilled Cheese Pizza
If you like watermelon feta salad, you’re going to love this dish starring ooey gooey sharp cheddar cheese and sweet, juicy watermelon. And let’s not forget the supporting cast—toasted pine nuts, thyme, and black pepper. Pro tip: The Cook Republic uses a kitchen blowtorch to melt the cheese, which keeps the watermelon cool and crunchy.
Vegan Watermelon Breakfast Pizza
While smoothies and acai bowls are great, healthy a.m. eats, sometimes you need something a bit more exciting to get you out of bed in the morning. This breakfast pizza from Honestly Nourished, piled high with good-for-you toppings (paleo granola, berries, chia seeds, honey, and toasted coconut flakes) is just the thing.
Chocolate Drizzled Berry Watermelon Pizza
Proof that desserts don’t have to be heavy and laden with sugar to be delicious. When Gray Malin craves something sweet, he whips up this simple and beautiful dish—made with watermelon, berries, and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
Berry Watermelon Pizza
When it comes to healthy summer snacking, think outside the box, err bowl, with a deconstructed fruit salad—in the shape of a pizza. This guilt-free recipe from Neurotic Mommy pairs fresh produce with creamy yogurt and crunchy nuts. (We know the last two ingredients aren’t traditionally in fruit salad, but they really take this to the next level.)
Fruit Dessert Pizza
We’re big advocates of taking advantage of seasonal ingredients, which is why we’re such fans of this dessert pizza from Salty Canary. Garnished with a medley of berries, sliced peaches, figs, and mint, it tastes like pure summer.