Watermelon Margherita Pizza

butterfly Makes: 1 pizza (can be doubled, tripled, etc.)

Written By Eydie Desser


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It’s National Watermelon Day and most people on the web make a beautiful watermelon pizza with coconut cream sauce and lots of berries on top.  I love Trompe l’oeil (a visual illusion in art).  So I wanted to make this raw fruit pizza look like a real Margherita pizza.  We used mashed banana for the crust, blended strawberries for the tomato sauce, whipped coconut cream for the mozzarella cheese and mint.  Easy to make and such a delightful surprise for your guests!


  • 1-inch thick round slice of watermelon, with the skin
  • 1-2 ripe frozen sliced bananas, slightly thawed
  • 1 cup quartered, very ripe, super red strawberries
  • ½ cup chilled coconut milk, we love this brand
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract (alcohol free)
  • handful of mint leaves, torn


  1. Place the watermelon slice on a wooden board or serving platter.
  2. Add the bananas to a food processor and puree until smooth, Reserve.
  3. Place strawberries in a blender, or processor and puree until smooth.  Reserve,
  4. Whip the chilled coconut milk with the vanilla extract with a handheld beater or food processor, until fluffy and will hold its shape,
Make the Pizza:
  1. Pour the strawberry puree all around the watermelon to cover the red flesh.
  2. Place spoonful dollops of whipped coconut cream on the pizza to look like buffalo mozzarella.
  3. Make the crust: using your fingers, place the pureed banana all around the white flesh and green peel of the watermelon.
  4. Place torn mint on top.

Slice into 6 pieces and serve!

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