Watermelon Pizza Recipe

This raw watermelon “pizza” is a beautiful, refreshing, and super delicious summer dish!  The finger limes put it over the top!Watermelon Pizza Recipe - The raw watermelon "pizza" is a beautiful, refreshing, and super delicious summer dish!I grew up in a family with many artists.

My grandfather was a painter and made beautiful jewelry, and my grandmother used to sew the most darling dolls and little teddy bears. My grandfather’s paintings are hung throughout my house and I still wear earrings he made. Some of my grandmother’s sweet bears are on a bookshelf in my son’s room.

My aunt is an amazing painter and my cousin is a renown photographer.  My father is also a photographer, and my mom was an incredible house designer and interior decorator. Living in my parents’ house is like living in a work of art. Really.Watermelon Pizza Recipe - The raw watermelon "pizza" is a beautiful, refreshing, and super delicious summer dish!I took a photography class in high school, and and my dad taught me everything he knew in the awesome darkroom he made at our house.  It never occurred to me that one day, I’d combine that knowledge with my love of cooking.Watermelon Pizza Recipe - The raw watermelon "pizza" is a beautiful, refreshing, and super delicious summer dish!I didn’t really feel like an artist myself though, until one day when my painter aunt said I’d found my art medium — food.  I’ll never forget that moment, because it made me feel special, and it somehow validated my work.

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Watermelon Pizza Recipe
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 (approximately 1-inch) slice of a mini, seedless watermelon (about 5-inch diameter)
  • 2 finger limes (see notes)
  • 2 small strawberries, washed, dried & thinly sliced
  • about 1 dozen blueberries, washed & dried
  • about 1 teaspoon crumbles Panela, Cotija or Feta cheese
  • a few sprigs fresh thyme, washed and dried
  • freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Cut the watermelon into 6 slices -- like a pie -- and place it on a large plate.
  2. Cut one of the finger limes in half and gently squeeze both halves evenly over the watermelon slices.
  3. Then arrange the strawberries and blueberries on top, any way you'd like to.
  4. Sprinkle with the cheese and garnish with the thyme.
  5. Cut the remaining finger lime in half and gently squeeze both halves evenly over all of the ingredients.
  6. Finish with a sprinkling of freshly ground black pepper and serve!
Notes
You can get finger limes here or in the specialty produce department of some markets, and its their crunch that elevates this dish -- however, you can also squeeze fresh lime juice over it (about 1 teaspoon over the watermelon, and 1 teaspoon over the other ingredients).


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Comments

    • valentina says

      Thanks so much, Priscilla! My aunt is the real artist, which is why I loved her telling me I found mine. 🙂 xoxo

  1. says

    This is absolutely art.
    I love your photography. I’m glad you found your niche, where you belong in the art world.
    I remember when I was a chef and making beautiful food wondering how I could capture that forever, then I started really getting into photography. It’s like the photos are my minds eye, my creativity.
    I have seen similar recipes to this, but I feel like the blueberries and lime put it over the rest! Seems perfect for summer!

  2. says

    looks amazing!!! I know what you mean.. I come from a family of writers. It always feels amazing when I hear someone loved the post I wrote and comes to my blog to read my stories as much as for the food and pics. Its like a validation that you fit into the family too 😛 PS: I am sooo intrigued by this idea! Fab

  3. says

    I don’t think Tucson will ever get finger limes! Oh well…

    I want you to show some of your grandmother’s bears! How fun to be in such a creative family!

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