We’re halfway through the year (a little over halfway, I know), which means we’re halfway through my New Year’s resolution to prepare more meals using watermelon. So far, the experiment has been — according to my tastebuds, at least — a rousing success.
I’ve made Sweet & Sour Watermelon Chicken, Watermelon Gazpacho, Cheesecake with Watermelon and Blueberry Sauce, Watermelon Pie a la Mode, Watermelon Jelly and Watermelon Pad Thai. The pad thai was probably my most ambitious recipe to date, which is why I’ve chosen a simpler recipe for July.
This watermelon pizza (recipe here) is great for two reasons: It’s served cold (a bonus during hot summer months), and it’s kid-friendly. I might also add that this recipe — just like a real pizza — can be customized to include whichever tasty toppings you’d like.
What would you top your watermelon pizza with? Sound off with a comment!
This recipe starts out like most watermelon recipes — with a nice, clean watermelon. For the pizza, you’ll want to choose a larger watermelon. One that gives you a medium-sized pizza when you take a slice out of the middle.
The next step in making your watermelon pizza is to take a half-inch to one-inch thick slice from the middle of the watermelon. This is actually a lot harder than you might think. After you cut the watermelon in half, the watermelon slips and slides all over the place when you hold the watermelon on its side to make the second cut. Of course, you can also put the watermelon cut-side down and make your second cut that way, but that’s tricky, too. Whichever method you use, be careful!
All that’s left to do is top your watermelon pizza with whichever toppings you’d like. For ours, we used raisins, white chocolate chips, chopped walnuts and coconut. What would you put on your watermelon pizza?
For more recipes using watermelon, check out the “Recipes” section of the National Watermelon Promotion Board website.
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Don’t forget to enter our 2015 Watermelon Carving Contest! We still need plenty of entries in the “Beginner” category, so all you new carvers should definitely enter for a chance to win. The deadline for entries is 11:59 PM on August 3. There are $4,000 in prizes and the first 25 entrants will receive a Dexas watermelon cutting board. Check out the official contest web page for categories, judging criteria and how to enter!