This refreshingly delicious Watermelon Pizza recipe is the perfect fruit snack or healthy dessert for a hot summer day with only 25 calories per slice! Top and garnish it with your favorite vegan yogurt, fresh fruits, berries, and other goodies you love. It’s a fun and delicious way to get your daily dose of vitamins!
The perfect Vegan Summer treat!
Nothing beats a slice of cool, thirst-quenching watermelon that everyone can enjoy under the sunshine. I always cut them in wedges because I find it easier to nibble on the succulent flesh this way. And because I also like fresh summer berries so much, it got me thinking; why not make some fun, fruity pizza out of these sweet ruby triangles? Because, who says pizza can only be savory, right?
So, I spread a dollop of vegan yogurt on top for a tangy surprise and designed it with fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and red currants. Then I garnished it with some mint leaves and coconut – Et tadaaa: the colorful fruit pizza was ready! It also turned out so pretty that I had to take a photo for my cookbook “Vegan Foodporn”.
Since the preparation is so quick and easy, I thought it was unnecessary to write a recipe for it. But I am so excited about the idea of making fruit pizza, so I wanted to share it here now anyway!
Why Watermelon Pizza?
I find this fruit pizza recipe as a creative way of presenting summertime produces and eating more fruits, especially to the kiddos. As we may all know, watermelon and berries have many health benefits because they are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and amino acids which are good for skin, hair and immune system. In addition, watermelon consists of over 90 percent water and is therefore even great as a thirst quencher. Due to the low calorie content, this pizza is also a great snack for people who are on a diet and want to lose weight.
The recipe is simple and enjoyable to prepare, so you can involve the kids in the process to keep them occupied. They might not be able to resist a bite or two of the ingredients in the process. But, hey, it still means getting their daily dose of vitamins from fruits. Fresh fruits for the win!
What you’ll need
- Watermelon: Use a round, seedless variety. You may come across some that have thin edible seeds which you can also use.
- Vegan Yogurt: You can use plain as I did. Or, you can also try flavored ones to amp the taste up a notch!
- Fresh Fruits: This recipe goes for strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and red currants. However, you can also try tropical fruits that go really well with watermelons like bananas, mango, pineapple, cantaloupe, kiwi, apricots, pomegranate, grapes, peaches, raspberries, cherries, and plums.
- Garnishes: I used mint leaves and desiccated coconut for the final touch. Adding some lovely edible flowers like daisies, jasmine, pansies, rose, calendula, and lavender will make this so charmingly picturesque!
How to make watermelon pizza
As always, I recommend checking out these step-by-step instructions first. Then you can then the full recipe with exact measurements in the recipe card below!
- Slice the watermelon into about 1-inch (2-3cm) thick slices. Then place on a plate and cut like a pizza into wedges.
- Spread 1 tablespoon of the dairy-free yogurt on each slice.
- Top your pizza with your favorite fresh fruits and garnish with fresh mint leaves and desiccated coconut or with any toppings you like!
More Topping Ideas
Aside from dairy-free yogurt and fruits, here are some more ideas to make Watermelon Pizza:
- Drizzle your watermelon pizza with Vegan Nuttela, Caramel Sauce, or nut butter.
- Vegan Cream Cheese is also an idea for topping. You can make it by blending soaked cashews with the double amount of water, some maple syrup and vanilla until creamy.
- Non-dairy ice cream also goes well with watermelon pizza. Vanilla or coconut will do nicely because it will not overpower the rest of the ingredients. But you can use whatever you like.
- Add some texture and crunchiness by using crushed nuts, chopped chocolate or colorful sprinkles.
What to do with leftover watermelon?
You might end up with bits and pieces of watermelon in your fridge after the watermelon pizza party. Don’t let it go to waste! Add it to a fresh salad or make some nice smoothies to further hydrate your body. You can use my Blueberry Smoothie recipe and swap the berries with slices of watermelon instead. At night you can enjoy put your feet up and enjoy some Watermelon Margaritas. Since this frozen Slush cocktail can also be made alcohol-free, you can make it for the whole family!
This Watermelon Pizza Recipe is:
- Easy to make
- Hydrating & invigorating
- Visually stunning
- Filled with summer goodness!
- A fun way to eat more fruits!
More vegan summer dessert recipes to try
- Vegan Magnum Popsicles
- Raw Vegan No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes
- No-Bake Raspberry Cakes
- Vegan Lemon Bars
- No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake
- Vegan Raffaello Cheesecake
- Vegan Lemon Tart
- No-Bake Mango Cheesecake Pie
- No-Bake Blackberry Mousse Tart
- Chocolate Mousse Pie
If you try this Watermelon Fruit Pizza recipe, feel free to leave me a comment and a star rating! And if you take a picture of your fruity dessert and share it on Instagram, please tag me @biancazapatka and use the hashtag #biancazapatka because I love seeing your creations! 🙂
Watermelon Fruit PizzaAuthor:
- 1 seedless watermelon
- ½ cup dairy-free yogurt
- 2 cups fresh fruits I used strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, red currants,
- mint leaves
- desiccated coconut
*Note: Watch the recipe video + step-by-step instructions in the blog post above!
- Cut the watermelon from the center into a 1-inch (2-3cm) thick slice. Then place on a plate and cut like a pizza into 8 wedges.
- Spread 1 tablespoon of the dairy-free yogurt on each slice.
- Top with your favorite fresh fruits.
- Garnish with fresh mint leaves and desiccated coconut.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Please read the blog post above for more tips and suggestions on how else you can top your watermelon pizza!
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