For A Sweet Treat This Summer, Try Watermelon Pizza

Watermelon pizza is the perfect answer for hot summer days. Simple to prepare and delicious to eat, these refreshing slices might not be what you expect when you hear the word "pizza." Instead of coming out of a hot oven, watermelon pizza is served cold and can be enjoyed as a snack or dessert. Just like traditional pizza toppings, the ingredients of watermelon pizza are up to you, making the dish a child-friendly fare for picnics and birthday parties. 

Momables insists the recipe is so easy that children can make it, decorating their own watermelon slabs with berries, sliced fruit, nuts, cereal, and honey. Whole Kids recommends topping the treat with desiccated coconut and lemon juice to keep the prepared dish tasting fresh. The bright, colorful presentation lends easily to photos for social media; but more importantly, satisfying bites of ripe watermelon will leave eaters of all ages reaching for more.

Get creative with your recipes

Tap watermelons at the store to select a perfectly ripe, juicy fruit. You'll want to cut the melon so it's thick enough to hold the toppings of your choosing. With firm pieces of watermelon as your crust, you can get creative, even inserting popsicle sticks into the rinds for fast enjoyment. 

Taste of Home whips together cream cheese, whipped topping, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla to create a spreadable frosting sauce that serves as a sweet base for your choice of ingredients, while Cooking on the Weekends keeps recipes tastefully basic, forgoing any creamy sauce and using lime to contrast the sweetness of cut fruit. 

For those looking for a savory-sweet option, Woolworths delivers a more sophisticated serving with a balsamic reduction, olives, feta, basil, and cracked black pepper. For a crunchy moment, North Dakota State University finishes their slices with a sprinkle of granola. The options are endless, but however you make it, once you set out this beautiful pie, it won't take long for it to disappear.