Watermelon pizza with feta Recipe

(3 ratings)

Preparation Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins

This is a fun way to serve a salad or starter. You can put whatever you like on top, but the watermelon and feta are the basic combination, with the sweetness of the fruit and the saltiness of the cheese. We bought the smaller Spanish watermelons, which only have tiny seeds but you could of course use any watermelon you like – just look for a nicely ripened one for the fullest flavour. Then we added crumbled feta – you could use goat’s cheese – black olives, avocado, rocket, basil, plenty of black pepper and a good drizzle of olive oil. Ready in minutes but looks great!

This summer-special seems to be really popular at the moment, and offers up a great alternative to the usual bread-based appetizers. Without filling you up this fresh and fruity starter helps to whet your appetite for delicious food to come.

In the summer when it’s warm outside this no-cook lunch or starter makes the perfect light meal that requires no heating of pans, or even turning the oven on!

The beauty of this watermelon pizza recipe is that you can really experiment with it and have fun switching up the toppings. We also love making watermelon pizza into a sweet treat, for after a meal. Top with yogurt, honey and berries for a really vibrant, sweet breakfast option throughout the summer months, or what about fresh mint leaves and a little fruit coulis to kick start your day?


  1. Arrange the watermelon slices on your plate. Top with feta cheese, olives, avocado, rocket and basil, and drizzle with a good amount of olive oil. Season well and serve.


  • watermelon, cut into thick slices
  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 100g black olives, pips removed
  • avocado, roughly chopped
  • Olive oil, to serve
  • Handful rocket, to serve
  • Basil leaves, torn, to serve
Jane Curran

Jane Curran is a freelance food editor, stylist, writer and consultant based in Cape Town. Former food director of TI Media & woman&home. All about food, wine (dipWSET), gardening and the Arsenal.