Sweet, refreshing and easy to make this Grilled Watermelon Pizza proves that pizza even applies to healthy dessert.
There is nothing that screams summer more than a juicy slice of ripe watermelon. It’s the perfect snack for cooling down after yard work, following a dip in the pool or as an afternoon dessert when grilling outdoors.
While the last thing you might be considering throwing on the grill is your watermelon, let me tell you that once you try it you’ll see why it’ll become your new outdoor entertaining go to. Something about the reaction the watermelon has with the heat sends the flavor into overdrive. Brush on a bit of honey and now you’ve got a slightly caramelized treat that is still super healthy.
And while you can certainly stop right there, who ever heard of a “pizza” with no toppings?
- 1 small seedless watermelon (about 3 pounds)
- 4 Tablespoons honey
- 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
- Assorted seasonal fruit (strawberries, blueberries, bananas, kiwi)
- 1/4 cup assorted nuts and dried fruit
Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
Trim the ends off the watermelon. Slice the watermelon into slices about 1 1/2 inches thick.
Brush one side of the watermelon slice with honey . Place the watermelon round, cut side down on the grill grates and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the slice over and grill for another 2 minutes, or until you begin to see grill marks.
Transfer the watermelon slices to a platter and cut into 6 wedge slices.
To each slice of watermelon, add the vanilla yogurt, if desired.
Top each slice with desired variety of fruits and nuts or set up a station and allow guests to top their own.
The toppings, just like on a traditional pizza are where the fun happens. The options are limitless. You could do a sweet and salty combo and add a bit of feta cheese and prosciutto or keep things sweet like I did by topping my Grilled Watermelon Pizza with vanilla yogurt, more fresh fruit and a combination of tropical dried fruit and nuts. You could also whip up this Honey Yogurt Dressing and use it to dip your watermelon in.
I found everything I needed at my local Sprouts. From the fresh fruit right on down to the tropical trail mix medley, everything was found with a quick cruise down the center of the store. If you’ve never checked out the bulk bins with all the nuts, you’re missing out. There’s so much hidden goodness to be found there! Fruits and nuts and snacks and sweets and granola, oh my! I spend way too much time in those bins.
I also spend way too much time in the produce aisles. The selection at Sprouts is always among the best in Baton Rouge and there’s always something new to discover. I initially went in for peaches so that I could make this Summertime Peach Tea for Mother’s Day but the watermelon selection, with both mini melons and regular sized caught my attention and it’s what I went with.
The personal sized watermelons yielded 3 pizzas and the smallest rounds (outer edge of the watermelon) were the perfect size to make some watermelon pops for the dogs. You just pop a popsicle stick into the rind and it serves as the perfect way to hold the watermelon wedge and serve your canine friend. Just be sure to remove the seeds.
Grilled Watermelon Pizza for you. Watermelon Pops for the pups.
It’s the perfect way to enjoy a summer weekend outdoors.
Ever tried grilled watermelon? What do you like to top yours with?
This recipe for Grilled Watermelon Pizza has been a sponsored conversation with Sprouts. All opinions are my own.