Best Watermelon Pizza Recipe

When you think of pizza, a few things may come to mind. You may picture a simple but classic thin-crust cheese pizza. Or, you may be more of a deep-dish person, so you may envision that instead. It's possible that you also consider all of the tasty, savory toppings that can complement a pizza. Of all the things you may think of when it comes to pizza, watermelon may not be one of them — but this recipe is here to change that right now.

Thanks to its sweetness, juiciness, and subtle crunch, watermelon is a perfectly refreshing treat that tastes best during the summertime. Recipe developer Susan Olayinka's watermelon pizza recipe not only enhances the natural flavors of the watermelon, but it adds the extra appeal of Greek yogurt, honey, and additional fruit. "This is definitely a great summer dessert — especially for those who want to watch their sugar," Olayinka says of the recipe. "Pizza can be healthy, too!" Unlike typical desserts, this watermelon pizza uses minimal added or processed sugar and instead relies on the natural sweetness of the fruit.

There's nothing more refreshing than a slice of watermelon, so why not take it up a notch and turn your next watermelon into a beautiful, healthy, and delightful dessert? Give this watermelon pizza a try — something tells us it will be a huge hit at your next barbecue or party. It's quite a fun recipe to serve when you're looking to serve something truly unique.

Gather the ingredients to prepare this refreshing watermelon pizza

You'll need a few essential ingredients to kick off your watermelon pizza, and as you may have guessed, watermelon is at the top of the list! You'll also need Greek yogurt and honey, which you'll combine to make the "sauce" for your pizza. And, of course, it wouldn't be a pizza without toppings, so you'll need strawberries, kiwi, blueberries, blackberries, and red currents. Olayinka notes that you can use whatever fresh fruit sounds most appealing to you, and raspberries, peaches, mandarins, plums, and bananas are also great topping options. If you do opt for banana slices, be sure to squeeze some fresh lemon juice on top so they don't brown. It's most important to choose what works best for you and who you will be serving this yummy dessert to, and make it your own.

Mix the Greek yogurt and honey together

Once you have your ingredients all sorted out, you can go ahead and get started with your pizza "sauce." For this watermelon pizza recipe, you'll simply need Greek yogurt and honey. Combine the yogurt and honey together in a bowl, and then you can set it aside. Not only is greek yogurt healthy, but it will add the perfect amount of creaminess to your watermelon pizza. Alone, Greek yogurt isn't very sweet, but that's where the honey comes in. By adding honey to the yogurt, you'll add a little bit of sweetness without being overbearing and without adding processed sugar. Not to mention, the colors of all the ingredients will really pop.

Slice up your strawberries and kiwi

Now it's time to get started on your toppings! First, grab your strawberries, and carefully cut them into quarters, or whatever size you like (just make sure they're about bite-sized). Then, grab your kiwi, peel off any skin, and cut it into roughly ½-inch chunks. If you're using any other fruit that would require slicing, like bananas, peaches, or plums, you'll also want to grab those and get them sliced up during this step as well.

Construct your watermelon pizza using the Greek yogurt and fruit

After you've finished slicing up your fruit toppings, you can get started on assembling your watermelon pizza. Grab your watermelon slice, and lay it onto a plate, cutting board, or serving platter. Then, grab your Greek yogurt and honey mixture, and carefully spread it across the top of your watermelon slice, as you would spread sauce on top of a pizza crust. Finally, grab your sliced fruit toppings, blueberries, blackberries, and red currents, and place them across the top of your pizza evenly. Try to ensure that each slice of watermelon pizza will have an equal distribution of fruit toppings, because everyone wants a taste of every bit of this!

Cut the watermelon pizza into slices, serve, and enjoy

Once you've finished assembling your watermelon pizza, you can cut individual slices, serve, and enjoy! "The texture is so good," Olayinka says of this watermelon pizza. "It's crispy and soft on the top with the [fresh] fruit." She also notes that coconut water would be a great beverage to pair with this dessert, though the watermelon will be plenty juicy on its own. Watermelon is a classic summertime treat, so why not get creative with it and turn it into a scrumptious dessert? If you want a lighter dessert or simply want to get better use out of your watermelon, this watermelon pizza recipe is the perfect option.

Before everyone devours this, be sure to snap some pics. Aside from being the perfect summer dessert, it is so Instagram-worthy for your feed.

Best Watermelon Pizza Recipe
5 from 18 ratings
Of all the things you may think of when it comes to pizza, watermelon may not be one of them — but this watermelon pizza recipe is here to change that.
Prep Time
6
minutes
Cook Time
0
minutes
Servings
1
Pizza
watermelon pizza on cutting board
Total time: 6 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 watermelon slice (2 inches thick)
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon blueberries
  • ¼ kiwi
  • ¼ cup red currents
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 blackberries
Directions
  1. Into a mixing bowl, place the Greek yogurt and honey, and mix together.
  2. Slice the strawberries into quarters, and set aside.
  3. Slice the kiwi into ½-inch squares, and set aside.
  4. Get the watermelon slice, and spread on it the Greek yogurt mixture.
  5. Top the watermelon slice with chopped strawberries, blueberries, chopped kiwi, red currents, and blackberries.
  6. Slice a pizza slice for a serving, and it is ready to be served.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 151
Total Fat 4.1 g
Saturated Fat 2.4 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 9.6 mg
Total Carbohydrates 25.0 g
Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
Total Sugars 21.9 g
Sodium 35.9 mg
Protein 6.4 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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