June is national LGBT Pride Month, and today I’m kicking off celebrations with Ralphs and this Rainbow Watermelon Pizza.
As you may know, pizza is one of my favorite things. This Watermelon Pizza is far from traditional, but it’s super tasty, healthy and so, so pretty. The crust here is made of wedges of juicy, ripe watermelon, the cheese is a luscious mix of mascarpone and Greek yogurt, and the toppings are a colorful array of sweet, summer produce. Berries, nectarines, kiwis, grapes and tomatoes all arranged to form a vibrant rainbow. This simple dessert would be perfect for any summer bash, but especially fitting for a colorful LGBT Pride celebration. Continue reading for the recipe plus more details on Ralphs LGBT Pride support!
During the month of June, Ralphs will be featuring LGBT-friendly brands and products throughout their stores including: Anheuser Busch, Campbell’s, Pepperidge Farm, Frito-Lay, E & J Gallo and Hershey. They will also be donating food and funds to the LA Gay & Lesbian Center specifically for at risk LGBT teens. Finally, they’ll be participating in LGBT Pride parades across the country.
This cause is very close to my heart, and I’m so happy to see such a large organization come together to support it. These efforts are not just happening at Ralphs, but across many of the Kroger Family of Stores across the country.
Rainbow Watermelon Pizza
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese (at room temperature)
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 ripe watermelon
Toppings: Sliced strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries sliced yellow nectarines, peeled and sliced kiwis, green grapes, sliced orange cherry tomatoes, diced watermelon
Garnishes: Mint leaves, parsley leaves, sea salt, Tajin, lime wedges
Add Greek yogurt, mascarpone cheese and honey to a small bowl, whisking until smooth and combined. Carefully cut three 1 ½-inch thick slices from the center of watermelon, then cut two slice into 6 wedges. Remove the rind and skin from the remaining slice. Cube and use as the pink topping.
To assemble, spread some of the yogurt mixture on top of the watermelon slice. Leave a little of the pink near the rind showing. Then add toppings and garnishes. For red, top with sliced strawberries, raspberries and mint. For orange, top with slices of orange tomato, sea salt and parsley. For yellow, top with slices of nectarine. For green, top with kiwi, green grapes and mint. For blue/indigo, top with blueberries, blackberries and mint. For pink, top with cubed watermelon, Tajin and a squeeze of lime juice.
Pizzas can be assembled up to 1 hour in advance. If serving for a big crowd, I would recommend a DIY setup. Set out a platter of watermelon wedges, a bowl of the yogurt mixture and small bowls filled with colorful toppings.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kroger. The opinions and text are all mine.