From watermelon to waterpizza: We tried making fruit pizza to beat the warmth

The season of sweltering suffering arrived in Japan some time ago and everybody continues to be in search of recent ways to beat the warmth. Whether you’re hitting the beach or nibbling on some Pocky on the Rocks, there’s one classic summer food that never seems to exit of favor: watermelon.

Watermelon by itself is delicious, but after eating it time and again perhaps you’re trying to change things up a bit. In that case, we decided to take a cue from an idea trending on TikTok and switch our watermelon into waterpizza (pizzamelon? The jury’s still out on that one). It’s an excellent easy snack to make, is aesthetically pleasing, and requires no actual cooking–just cutting.

A very powerful step on this whole process: Go to your local market and grab the most important boss melon that you could find. Then, slice it in half and cut a cross-section roughly 2 centimeters in width from the thickest a part of one in every of the halves. The opposite ingredients you’ll wish to snatch up are (clockwise from top right): cream cheese, ricotta cheese, and honey for the “sauce,” in addition to strawberries, blackberries, and kiwi for the toppings. Nevertheless, just as with real pizza, be at liberty to customize your toppings in whatever way you would like.

First, every pizza needs some form of sauce, so we’ll start by making our special waterpizza version. Mix roughly equal parts of the cream cheese and ricotta cheese and add honey to taste. This could transform it right into a smooth paste that may be spread over the surface of the watermelon. The finished product must be divinely tempting by itself but try to withstand the urge to lick the bowl.

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Next, spread the mixture over the red portion of the melon’s cross-section, generously applying it as if you happen to were a snowman smearing on sunscreen in the most popular place on earth. It’s OK to depart a tiny little bit of room around the sides, nonetheless, so that you could still see the green “crust.” Finally, cut the melon into eight equal pieces as you’ll a complete pizza and decorate the highest with sliced fruit pieces.

▼ Do I spy some some kiwi pepperoni? Blackberry olives?

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Now it’s time to enjoy your low-hassle and refreshing treat. In response to our Japanese-language reporter who tested it out, the slight sourness of the “sauce” balanced out the sweetness of the fruit thoroughly. When you want it to be sweeter, just add more honey. When you want it to be sourer, a sprinkle of lemon juice should do the trick.

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The one caution is that, as may be expected, the watermelon starts losing water after some time. Make certain you place your waterpizza on a big plate to avoid any accidental leakage (or simply gobble all of it up immediately to avoid that problem altogether).

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We hope the waterpizza provides you with an additional boost of energy on this heat, but if you happen to’re still in search of more novel ways to eat the classic summertime fruit, perhaps cooking up some wonderful watermelon gazpacho soup with the leftover half of the melon would make a complementary side dish.

Reference: TikTok

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