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Watermelon 'Pizza'

PREP TIME
10 mins
SERVINGS
4
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Nigel Parry
PREP TIME
10 mins
SERVINGS
4
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Ingredients

  • 4 crosswise slices (1-inch thick) whole seedless watermelon, each slice cut into quarters, thin green outer layer of skin removed
  • fine sea salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 5 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup quartered pitted green olives (about 2 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup quartered pitted black olives (about 2 ounces)
  • 30 small mint leaves or 2 tablespoons chopped mint
  • Chef notes

    This summery treat is great for adults and kids alike! I love the combined flavors of the sweetness of the melon with the saltiness of the feta and brininess of the olives.

    Technique tip: I prefer to use seedless yellow watermelons, as they are generally sweeter and can offer more.

    Swap option: Basil, cilantro or other soft herbs of choice can be swapped for mint.

    Preparation

    Lay the watermelon slices on a serving platter and lightly season them with salt and white pepper.

    Scatter the feta, olives and mint on each slice to resemble pizza and serve immediately.

    Excerpted (or Adapted) from Vegetable Simple by Eric Ripert. Copyright © 2021 by Eric Ripert.

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