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    Bold and Refreshing Watermelon Pizza (Gluten-Free)

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      Blow minds and appetites with this bold watermelon pizza.

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    Celiac.com 08/15/2020 - Wait, did he just say "watermelon pizza" with a straight face? He did, indeed. Some folks will think this crazy. Others will try it and have their minds and appetites blown by this amazingly refreshing, perfect for summer, snack.

    We've done a few savory watermelon recipes over the years, including a delicious watermelon gazpacho, a watermelon salsa for fish tacos, and a watermelon feta cheese salad with mint, among others. But Chef John takes watermelon to another level with this bold spin on a favorite summer fruit. This recipe is super quick, easy and delicious. It's sure to amaze your summer nibblers.

    Chef John's Watermelon Pizza Video on YouTube

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    Watermelon Pizza Ingredients:

    • 1 large seedless watermelon, sliced into wedges
    • 1½ cups crumbled feta cheese
    • ½ cup sliced green olives
    • ½ cup sliced Kalamata olives, pitted, and quartered lengthwise
    • ½ cup thinly sliced fresh mint leaves
    • freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, or balsamic, as desired

    Slice watermelon in half lengthwise, then each half lengthwise into quarters. Cut uniformly thick slices from the center of each quarter and place on plates or trays.

    Remove any of the soft, white seeds, and use the tip of a spoon to make small, shallow divots in the surface to help hold the toppings.

    Scatter some feta cheese, olives, and mint over the slices.

    Season lightly with freshly ground black pepper. 

    Drizzle each slice with a touch of rice vinegar or balsamic, and olive oil. 

    Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until needed.

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  • About Me

    Scott Adams was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1994, and, due to the nearly total lack of information available at that time, was forced to become an expert on the disease in order to recover. In 1995 he launched the site that later became Celiac.com to help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives.  He is co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of the (formerly paper) newsletter Journal of Gluten Sensitivity. In 1998 he founded The Gluten-Free Mall which he sold in 2014. Celiac.com does not sell any products, and is 100% advertiser supported.

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