This watermelon pizza with lime is a beautiful, refreshing, and super delicious summer dish! A lighter version than most, the lime flavor puts this one over the top.
This Watermelon Pizza recipe is a work of art, and it's so much fun!
This recipe is unique in that it's a lighter version than most watermelon pizzas -- most have a cream cheese frosting or a whipped cream layer of some sort. (Which is delicious, just not light.)
It's also a very refreshing, healthy dessert, making it ideal for summertime.
Ingredients for Watermelon Pizza
- mini seedless watermelon
- lime juice
- Feta cheese
- black pepper
How to Make it
- Cut a thick round slice of a mini seedless watermelon into six slices, just as you would a pie.
- Drizzle the watermelon wedges with lime juice and add all of the toppings: strawberries, blueberries, Feta and thyme.
- Add a few turns of black pepper, and drizzle it with a bit more lime juice.
(More detailed instructions are in the recipe card below.)
Recipe Tips and Substitutions
- It's really fun to use finger limes (pictured in the images on top of the watermelon slices). You can get them here. And sometimes they show up in the specialty section of some produce departments at grocery stores.
- For the size we're going for, cut through the center of the watermelon (horizontally).
- This recipe uses a mini watermelon, but you can make this with any size, just add to the amount of the other ingredients. And to make more than two servings (one round), cut as many thick rounds as you'd like, and again, adjust the other ingredients accordingly.
- You might also like to try this recipe with fresh basil or mint leaves.
- If you want to substitute the Feta, a blue cheese or Cotija would be lovely. (The blue cheese would have a stronger flavor, but all of them have a saltiness that's a perfect to balance the sweet and juicy watermelon.
- This would also be pretty with a yellow watermelon.
- For another fun way to change it up, add a few very thin slices or red onion. The slightly sharp taste can be a nice contrast to the natural sweetness of the fruit.
- It's hard not to when they're in season, but be sure to choose a ripe watermelon. (Here are six great ways to tell is a watermelon is ripe.)
- This is such an easy summer dessert that's perfect for a barbecue. It's excellent alongside grilled steak, and all sorts of grilled vegetables.
- Of course it's also lovely after a meal for a beautiful fresh fruit dessert. (We all love a no bake dessert when it's a hot day!)
- It's a delicious way to serve a healthy breakfast, and it would be a pretty centerpiece on your brunch table.
- Looking for great options for a healthy and refreshing snack for your kids in the summer? This watermelon recipe will be a super fun treat for them!
Watermelon is a favorite fruit for so many people during the summer months, so I hope you'll try this watermelon fruit pizza, and love it as much as my family and I do!
More summer watermelon recipes:
- Watermelon Cucumber Salsa
- Compressed Watermelon Salad
- Grilled Watermelon with Chile and Lime
- Watermelon Basil Salad with Avocado
Watermelon Pizza Recipe
- 1 thick slice of a mini, seedless watermelon (about 5-inch diameter)
- 1 tablespoon lime juice*
- 2 small strawberries, washed and dried, thinly sliced
- about 1 dozen blueberries washed & dried
- about 2 teaspoons crumbled Feta cheese
- a few slices of lime
- ½ teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme, plus a few sprigs washed and dried
- freshly ground black pepper
- Prep watermelon. To cut the thick round from the mini watermelon, use a very sharp Chef's knife to slice it slowly, holding it carefully on a dry surface. For the size we're going for, a center cut is best. Cut the watermelon horizontally, into 6 slices, like a pie, and place them on a large plate
- Assemble. Drizzle about half of the lime juice over the watermelon slices, and then arrange the strawberries and blueberries on top, any way you'd like to. Add the crumbled Feta evenly.
- Garnish and serve. Sprinkle with the finely chopped thyme and add the thyme sprigs, lime slices and a few turns of black pepper. Then drizzle with the remaining lime juice. Serve cold.
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Art indeed. This is so gorgeous. GREG
Thank you, Greg. xoxo
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
Your aunt speaks the truth!
Thank you, Dorothy! xoxo
Priscilla | ShesCookin
Absolutely! You are an artist, Valentina. Plain watermelon slices aren't going to cut it anymore 😉 Pinning and dding to my 4th of July roundup!
Thanks so much, Priscilla! My aunt is the real artist, which is why I loved her telling me I found mine. 🙂 xoxo
Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
I love the idea of watermelon pizza. Finally, a pizza to not feel guilty about!! You are an artist indeed. We all have some touch of an artist in some form 🙂
Thanks so much, Jennifer. I think we all do too. 🙂
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!
Thank you so much, Krysten! So appreciate the kind words. 🙂
What a fabulously summery dish, sounds light refreshing and all they way round lovely!
Thanks, Brian! Enjoy! 🙂
Well, your photography skills are clear - this is lovely! And a fun representation of a regular 'za -- I'll bet the kids go nuts for it!
It's a great idea for a healthier dessert for the kids. Thank you! 🙂
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
Thank you so much. And I so get that. 🙂
Super beautiful and a great idea!
Thank you, Christina!!!
Gorgeous photos Valentina! And paired with a fabulous summer recipe too, sublime!
Thank you so much, Deb! XO
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!
I wish I had a few finger limes to send you, David. (And a cute bear.) 😉 xoxo
Coco in the Kitchen
Such an easy, beautiful, refreshing idea, Valentina Bella! I'm putting this on the table for the 4th. Thanks! xo
Thank you Colette! Hope you have a super fun holiday weekend! 🙂 xo