Watermelon Pizza

This is the best and healthiest pizza ever! Kids love making this fun recipe, and you may just find that you do too....
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Photo courtesy of Oliver Barth.

This is the best and healthiest pizza ever! Kids love making this fun recipe, and you may just find that you do too. Although the recipe calls for specific amounts and ingredients that go nicely together, the truth is it’s highly flexible, and you can easily omit, swap, or add your kids’ favorite fruits and ingredients. Or just put all the ingredients on the table to create a pizza factory, and let the kids assemble their own pizza — a wonderful way to get children excited about vibrantly healthy food.

4
Servings
253
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Although watermelon pizza is delicious and fun for adults as well as kids, you might want to try a few of the following ingredients, which are more grown-up-friendly, and make a great party snack: shaved fennel, minced parsley, black pepper, sea salt, and a drizzle of olive oil. You can also add superfood cheeses to the mix. They go surprisingly well with watermelon!

Reprinted with permission from Superfood Snacks © 2015 by Julie Morris, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Photography by Oliver Barth.

Ingredients

  • medium seedless watermelon
  • 1/2  Cup  macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 1/4  Cup  dried goji berries
  • 1/2  Cup  fresh blueberries, halved
  • kiwi, peeled and sliced thin
  • Handful fresh mint leaves, minced (optional)
  • Handful edible flower petals (optional)

Directions

Use the widest part of the watermelon to cut 4 1-inch-thick rounds. Each round will form the base of a pizza. Decorate each round with the fruit, nut, and garnish toppings you like best.

Use a chef ’s knife to cut each pizza into 8 wedges. Serve immediately. Watermelon pizza will keep up to one day, covered and refrigerated.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
29%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
13g
10%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Calcium, Ca
43mg
4%
Choline, total
31mg
7%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
3µg
1%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
36mg
11%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
110mg
16%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
51mg
3%
Water
20g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Watermelon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Watermelon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.