Watermelon Margherita Pizza

Written by Eydie Desser

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” thick slice of watermelon 
  • 1-2 ripe frozen sliced bananas
  • 1 cup quartered very ripe super red strawberries
  • ½ cup chilled coconut milk, we love this brand
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract (alcohol free)
  • 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- With a beater, whip the chilled coconut milk with the vanilla extract until fluffy and will hold it’s shape

Make the Pizza:

1- Pour the strawberry puree all around the watermelon to cover the red flesh.

2- With a spoon place dollops of whipped coconut cream on the pizza.

Make the Crust:

1- With your fingers, place the pureed banana all around the white flesh and green peel of the watermelon.

2- Place torn mint on top.

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