Grilled Watermelon Pizza with Blueberries, Parmesan and Arugula

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Refreshing and sweet, Grilled Watermelon Pizza with Blueberries, Parmesan and Arugula is a fun twist on the traditional pizza pie. Simple to make, this is a summertime must have for every party this season.

Grilled Watermelon Pizza with Blueberries, Parmesan and Arugula on a white plate with additional tomatoes and fruit on the plate and in the background set on various color blue and patterned napkins. wedge of parmesan in background

Summer’s Fruit: Watermelon

Summer wouldn’t be complete without the juicy goodness of a big, ripe watermelon.  It’s something I crave when the weather gets warm, and one bite can totally blast away the effects of sweltering hot day. I remember long summer days playing in the woods behind my house spending hours just wandering around exploring…but once I heard the crickets start to chirp and spotted the twinkle of the first lightening bug I knew it was time to head home.  Once I reached the front door, there was always a plate of chilled watermelon wedges waiting for me.  The best form of hydration…in my opinion.

My little guy has the same love of watermelon as I do….but he spends his days swimming around in the pool not so far from the house. I still offer up plates of chilled watermelon wedges as a healthy snack…but the adults like to play with their food a little more. And that’s how this Grilled Watermelon Pizza with Blueberries, Parmesan and Arugula came to be.

hand Adding oil to Grilled Watermelon Pizza with Blueberries, Parmesan and Arugula with wedge of parmesan cheese in the background

Grilled Watermelon Pizza

You would think that a grilled watermelon would lose it’s juiciness…but that’s not the cause. In fact, I feel it actually enhances the flavor, kind of like a release mechanism that makes them just burst at the seems with flavor.

The outside has bits of caramelized sugar from the grill grates adding a fun, tasty texture and THEN you can top with anything you like. For this recipe I topped our pizza with a pile of baby arugula, some sliced cherry tomatoes, blueberries and shaved parmesan. The saltiness is totally on point here….don’t skip it, it just belongs there.

Drizzle with a bit of olive oil for a peppery finish, slice and dig in. Of course, it’s called a pizza because of the wedges, but it’s really more like a grilled watermelon salad. It’s the perfect light lunch, and it’s a great way to kick off a summer barbecue as a healthy appetizer.

Slicing  a wedge of Grilled Watermelon Pizza with Blueberries, Parmesan and Arugula displayed on a white plate

I just eat the whole pizza myself as my dinner some nights….and I don’t even feel bad about it. And really…why should I?  It’s fruit, it’s healthy and it’s summer. Oh….and it only takes about 10 minutes to make from start to finish. Now….go make it!

Hand holding Slice of Grilled Watermelon Pizza with Blueberries, Parmesan and Arugula displayed on a white plate on top of a blue placemat

Here are a few more watermelon recipes you may enjoy:

Grilled Watermelon Pizza with Blueberries, Parmesan and Arugula on a white plate with more tomatoes and fruit and a wedge of parmesan in the background
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Grilled Watermelon Pizza

Delicious on the grill, and topped with more fruit!
2 2 2
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 125kcal
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled watermelon pizza, watermelon pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 thick slice watermelon (1½-inches thick)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat grill.
  • Brush both sides of the watermelon slice with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Place the watermelon slice, cut side down on the grill grates and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the slice over and grill for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Transfer the watermelon to a platter and cut into 6 wedges. Top with the arugula, blueberries, tomatoes and parmesan. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 935IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 1mg | Blue WW Smartpoints: 2 | Green WW Smartpoints: 2 | Purple WW Smartpoints: 2
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  • stanp wrote:

    Tried it with friends.

    All LOVED it !

    Perfect on our deck on a nice summer night.

  • stanp wrote:

    What an idea !

    I’ve had grilled watermelon in a salad type dish but never “pizza”.

    Definitely on the ‘going to try” list !