One of the very first “healthy” recipes I remember making was a watermelon cake. I was fresh home from my first year at college and couldn’t wait for summer to begin- and nothing says “summer” to me like watermelon! In fact, this cake was one of the very first posts on Straight to the Butze, back before I grew passionate about balanced living (so long removed by now, unfortunately). While the cake was made at the start of my decline into disordered eating and exercise, I still remember it fondly. It was so fresh and simple- the perfect dessert after a heavy dinner or on a hot afternoon.
Though I still love making watermelon cakes, they definitely aren’t the easiest dish to serve. With Memorial Day this weekend, I knew I wanted to make a dish that people could just pick up and place onto their plates or napkins at their own interest.
Watermelon pizza it is!
The great thing about watermelon pizza is that you can decorate each slice with different toppings. Or, you can even have guests decorate their slices with whatever they decide! This is so simple to make and really, really fun (and tasty, of course). The only advice I have is to make sure the slices don’t sit out too long or else they will get really juicy and soggy. Fresh from the fridge is best!
I hope you enjoy them! And let me know what you top yours with below- I would love new ideas!
- 1 medium sized watermelon
- Plain greek yogurt
- Coconut shavings
- Coconut whipped cream
- Dark chocolate
Cut your watermelon in half (aka hamburger style). Continue slicing the melon into large circles, about one-inch-thick in the rind. Once you have ~6 circles, cut them into fourths.
Decorate your slices, leaving the rind free so the pieces can be picked up (for mine, I paired plain Greek yogurt with slivered almonds and blueberries, coconut whipped cream with chopped dark chocolate and strawberries, and melted dark chocolate with coconut shavings and slivered almonds).