If you’re one of those people that is very technical on food names, I feel ya. However, hear me out here.
While this recipe might now have the typical crust variable (ehem.. dough..), it does have sauce! and toppings! and CHEESE!
Plus, it’s cut up just like a pizza is and you can hold it, so I’m calling it a pizza and running with it. 😉
I actually made two variations of these pizzas. One savory and one sweet. I did that once before with butternut squash in college and made a competition post of some sorts (check back on my beginner blogger skills if you want to check that recipe out), and had the same plan to do that here.
However. Something happened… I could not decide which I loved more.
SO, in spirits of not playing favorites, I’m giving each watermelon pizza their own posts. Because they REALLY deserve it.
This kind of recipe is my favorite when I need something to bring along to group events. 4th of July is coming up, and when I think of July 4th, watermelon is one of the first things to pop into mind, so this will probably be making an appearance at whichever party we end up attending.
Simple party recipes are my favorite because you can put it together quickly before heading out the door. Because, yes, I am that person who does everything last minute. Well, except when it comes to this skinny fruit punch sangria.. or these skinny pickled deviled eggs.. but something that is THAT delicious is worth the time in my book.
Let’s get to it!
- 1 large watermelon, cut all the way across into 2-3 inch slices
- About 2 tablespoons of balsamic glaze
- 2 tablespoons of mixed nuts (I used cashews, almonds, and pistachios)
- Fresh mint leaves (to your liking)
- 1/8 cup feta cheese
- With a very sharp knife (and of course carefully), slice a 2-3 inch slab from the watermelon
- Top with drizzled balsamic glaze
- Top with mixed nuts
- Roll some mint leaves in your fingers (it makes them more flavorful) and sprinkle on top of the watermelon
- Slice like a pizza and enjoy immediately
*note: due to the balsamic + the watermelon being liquid-esq, your mint leaves will wilt if you made this too much in advance.
For those on the 21 Day Fix this entire savory pizza = about 2-3 purple, 1/2 blue, 1 orange.
Stay tuned for my sweet watermelon pizza version!
Questions for you:
- Are you more of a savory or sweet fan?
- What food do you crave the most in the summer?
- Any 4th of July plans?