June 1, 2022
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Do you need a light yet sweet and juicy snack or dessert idea? This easy watermelon pizza is always a crowd pleaser.
Plus, kids love getting to make it their own by adding their own toppings!
While this treat makes a nice afternoon snack or a fun party food for a picnic or potluck, offering fresh fruit as a dessert option teaches kids that it doesn’t have to be filled with added sugar to still be a “treat!”.
How to Make Watermelon Pizza
Making this pizza is the fun part and a perfect way to get your kid in the kitchen. They’ll have fun selecting toppings and adding them to their pizza.
- Slice the melon
You want roughly 1-inch-thick round slabs.
Spread the yogurt over the watermelon and top with your choice of fruit, like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, shredded coconut- the options are endless!
- Slice and serve
Once your summer pizza is done, slice it into 4-6 triangles are serve.
For an added Summer-y twist, you could even add chopped frozen berries and bananas instead! What a great way to cool off on a hot day! Watch this video to see it come together in a flash!
How to Make Watermelon Pizza Even Better
Below, I’m sharing a few tips and ideas to make this delicious snack a hit with the entire family.
Make it saucy!
You don’t need a “sauce,” but if you’d like to include one, some great options are honey or agave syrup, honey glaze (honey mixed with a little water to make it more spreadable), plain nut or seed butter, plain or flavored yogurt, yogurt mixed with a little honey, or yogurt mixed with some peanut butter or other nut or seed butter.
Add some crunch!
Seeds, whole or chopped nuts, granola, and/or whole-grain crushed cereal make great and healthy additions to your fruity “pizza!”
Sweet and savory!
Don’t be afraid to try savory toppings as well! You can try a “Greek Salad Pizza” with some basil, Feta, and kalamata olives!
This could even make a great breakfast option! You could do most of the prep the night before and store your slices in a covered casserole dish in the fridge. If you want them to stay crispy and chewy, just save the “dry” ingredients like coconut, cereal, and raisins until you’re ready to serve!
For some more easy fruity treat ideas, try MOMables Frozen Fruit Kabobs, Fresh Fruit Yogurt, Banana Split Bites, Watermelon Pops, Fruit Ice Cubes, Chocolate-Covered Banana Bites, and Fresh Fruit & Lemonade Popsicles!
Watermelon Pizza | MOMables
- 1- inch thick round slice watermelon
- ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- Mixed berries for topping
- Spread the yogurt over the slice of watermelon and top with your choice of fresh berries.
- Slice into 6 triangles and serve.
I love your ideas. I’m making this to be served at lunch as more of a fruit salad. Is the jam to make it stickey to get things to stay on, reduce the water content, or because you like the taste. Since I’m using it for a salad, I would like to leave it off, but not at the expense of food landing on someone’s lap!
I hadn’t thought of jam! That might be a fun option! I didn’t use any “sauce” for the ones shown (I offered chocolate chips, so didn’t want to be adding any more sugar than that,) but the ones listed (yogurt, honey, nut butters) can help the toppings stay on if that’s an issue for you, or can add protein (in the case of nut/seed butters or yogurt) to turn this into a breakfast option!
As for bits sticking in a salad situation, watermelon tends to be moist enough for small items to stick, especially when chopped smallish and everything gets scooped up with a fork. You could combine ingredients first to see how you like it, then add watered-down honey or a little yogurt to toss with as a “dressing” if you need the toppings to stick better.
I would definitely chop the toppings fairly small, since you don’t want them to be too big and heavy to stick. When eating in slices, the toppings stay on like pizza, if the slice is held horizontally, so you can get away with bigger chunks.
What a fun idea, the kids will love decorating it!!