Watermelon “Pizza” = A Perfect Labor Day Recipe

If you like watermelon feta salad, you’re going to flip for this delicious, seasonal dish

Watermelon pizza

Updated Aug 30, 2017 @ 3:50 pm

By Lindsay Cohn

A perfect summer recipe has to be light, healthy and beautiful. It has to have just a few ingredients, be simple to make and require no cooking. And, of course, it has to be delicious and fun. Here it it: Our watermelon pizza.

Ripe, juicy watermelon is super-hydrating (it’s 92% water) and cooling, plus it’s loaded with electrolytes, including all-important potassium, so important to replace after sweating. For toppings, you have  anthocyanin– and antioxidant-rich blueberries (which can help protect your skin), refreshing mint, tangy non-dairy feta​—made with fiber- and protein-packed almonds—and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. The result: A crowd-pleasing dish that’s guaranteed to be a hit at your next BBQ.

 

BIO: Lindsay Cohn is a wellness writer, yogi and essential oil enthusiast. You can follow her on Instagram at @lindsay_cohn and Twitter at @lindsay_cohn.

Watermelon Pizza

  • Serves: 4
  • Total Time:2 hour 25 minutes
  • Active Time:25 minutes
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Ingredients

  • For Almond Feta:
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • For Pizza:
  • 1 medium watermelon
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 1 1/2 teapoons balsamic glaze

Directions

  1. Make Almond Feta: Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.
  2. Make pizza: 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.
  3. Place watermelon slices on a large plate or round serving dish. Top with mint leaves
  4. Measure 1 ounce of almond feta (store leftovers covered in the fridge for another use). Sprinkle over watermelon. Scatter blueberries over watermelon and drizzle "pizza" with balsamic glaze.
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