Sweet Watermelon Pizza

Photo courtesy the Watermelon Board

There’s no doubt that watermelon is a summertime favourite. Truth be told, most people eat it simply because they love it. But it’s more than just refreshing. Check out some of its health perks such as its lycopene and potassium counts. Lycopene is the red pigment with antioxidant power and anti-cancer action that tomatoes are known for. Potassium is a mineral that’s key for blood pressure regulation and a nutrient the majority of people fall short on.

If you’re looking for a quick dessert that looks impressive, here it is!

The recipe is from the  Watermelon Board  As the amounts of the ingredients vary, I haven’t included a nutritional analysis.


Sweet Watermelon Pizza

• 1 watermelon round cut into 1” (for crust)
• varied amount shredded coconut
• varied amount Greek yogurt of choice
• varied amount Mint
• varied amount Berries of choice (blueberries, strawberries, blackberries)
• varied amount Slivered almonds

1. Spread yogurt to cover watermelon leaving room to hold the rind.
2. Sprinkle watermelon pizza with coconut through almond toppings as desired

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Categories: Recipes, Whole Foods

Author:Rosie Schwartz

Rosie Schwartz is a Toronto-based consulting dietitian and writer.

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