When people hear the word "pizza," it is natural for them to think of the round dough topped with tomatoes, cheese, and often various other ingredients, such as pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions, olives, vegetables, and other toppings. Here is another type of pizza that is sure to please.
Watermelon Dessert Pizza
Unlike other pizzas, the watermelon dessert pizza doesn't have to be baked in a hot oven. Not only is the pizza delicious, but it is quick, easy, and convenient to make. It is also beautiful and will make a big hit at any cookout, picnic, or other gatherings. Children and adults love the refreshing dessert pizza.
All the ingredients make the watermelon dessert pizza healthy. It is hydrating and packed with antioxidants with many benefits. The ingredients produce brain power as well as give the consumer's skin a nice glow.
There is no cook time for any of the watermelon pizza dessert recipes. The pizzas are quick to make because they don't have to be cooked.
These ingredients are for the watermelon pizza shown above.
- 1 round watermelon slice, 1-inch thick
- 1 to 2 tablespoons toasted pecans, roughly chopped
- 1 to 2 tablespoons toasted shredded or flaked coconut
- 2 heaping tablespoons low-fat vanilla yogurt
- ¼ cup fresh raspberries
- 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh blueberries
- 1 to 2 tablespoons mini semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon torn fresh mint or basil leaves, optional
The preparation time for all of these recipes is about 10 minutes or less. Place a watermelon on its side. Use a sharp knife to cut off an inch from each end so the flesh is exposed. Then carefully cut 1-inch thick round slices along the length of the watermelon. Quarter each of the large rounds and assemble them as circular pizza pies on plates. Some people love thin slices. So, be careful how thick you leave the rounds. The round shown in the photo above is thick. The round shown in the photo below is thin.
Use a spatula to spread vanilla yogurt on top of the watermelon. Put on dark chocolate chips. Sprinkle on fiber-filled berries, nuts, basil, or mint. Cut into slices just as you do with other pizzas.
One slice of the pizza contains only about 60 calories. It has the following nutritional values which make the watermelon pizza a healthy dessert.
- Protein: 1 g
- Total Fat: 3 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 1.5 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 10 g
- Dietary Fiber: 2 g
- Total Sugar: 7 g
- Natural Sugar: 6 g
- Added Sugar: 1 g
- Sodium: 0 mg
The beauty of watermelon dessert pizzas is that you can use various recipes depending on your fruit and nut choices. You could use fruits and nuts you have on hand or purchase the ones you know your family loves. If you are serving a large gathering, you could mix and match. The fruits in the photo at the top of this article include blueberries and raspberries. The fruits in the above photo include blueberries, strawberries, cherries, and pomegranate seeds. The fruits in the video below include blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. It doesn't include nuts, but it includes a drizzle of honey.
Please watch this video to see how to make a delicious watermelon dessert pizza.
You could cut the watermelon slices and leave them on a plate without any toppings at all. Have individual bowls of yogurt, fruits, nuts, and chocolate chips available so children and adults can choose the toppings they desire. They will love designing their own watermelon dessert pizza. More than likely, they will make it a contest to see who will make the best-looking pizza. No matter who wins the contest, everyone will win by having a delicious, refreshing, and unique treat.
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