Your Next Cookout Needs This Juicy Watermelon Pizza

watermelon pizza
Photo Credit: Skinnytaste

by Geraldine Campbell

It doesn’t get much better than sitting outside on a hot day, chomping on a wedge of watermelon. So why mess with perfection? Because pizza is also perfection. And when you put watermelon and pizza together? Well, you get a treat that’s super-hydrating (watermelon is 92% water and loaded with electrolytes), adorable to look at, and so, so simple to make.

And it’s versatile, too! It could be a salad. It could be dessert. Whatever you want to call it, your guests will ooh and ahh over it before inhaling it.

How to Make Watermelon Pizza

The secret to watermelon pizza is cutting it in half first, then laying the halves flat and cutting a one-inch half-moon from each half. Then cut each half into four slices and choose your toppings!

This watermelon pizza recipe calls for a sweet and savory combo of feta cheese, blueberries, and basil with a drizzle of balsamic glaze on top. But you could (and should) feel free to riff on these. You could lean into the savory and replace blueberries with olives, like in this recipe from Skinnytaste. Or you could go full-sweet with coconut yogurt, fresh fruit, pomegranate seeds, and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup — like in this recipe from Choosing Chia.

Either way, you can’t go wrong. And if you do make watermelon pizza, take a picture for Instagram and tag us @cleanplates. We’d love to see what you came up with!

Watermelon pizza

Watermelon Pizza with Feta, Blueberries & Basil

  • Serves: 4
  • Total Time:15 minutes
  • Active Time:15 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium watermelon
  • 1 ounce feta
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 1 1/2 teapoons balsamic glaze

Directions

  1. Cut watermelon in half. Lay the flat sides down on a cutting board. Starting at the widest part, cut a 1-inch slice across both halves. Divide each piece into 4 slices.
  2. Place watermelon slices on a large plate or round serving dish. Top with feta, mint leaves, and blueberries. Drizzle "pizza" with balsamic glaze