A novel and fun way to serve a fruit salad, the "watermelon pizza" uses a slice of watermelon as a base and what ever fruit you want as topping. I used golden nectarines in place of cheese and blueberries in place of olives.
A few months ago (or was it a year? Time is so ephemeral) I saw Sofia Vergara on Ellen. I usually have it on in the background when I cook because it drowns out the sound of my neighbour playing Lady in Red on the saxaphone all.day.long. Anyway, Sofia was saying that Colombians drink a lot of coffee and that she did too but she didn't drink it with milk because of "la ligne" or her figure.
I put down my sandwich at that point. I know that they get paid a lot of money and it never occurred to me how much they deserved it but to have to sacrifice eating so many things would surely be worth a bomb to me. If milk is off limits then I figured so many other good and delicious foods must be (I'm pretty sure cheese hasn't touched her lips if milk isn't getting past them). And then I thought about it some more before resuming my sandwich. I guess I'll never be that disciplined!
There are times that I do try and stay more towards the healthier side and it's no hardship now that the weather is warm and there is so much delicious fruit on offer. I've seen lots of versions of this watermelon pizza which is such a clever idea and just a repositioning of fruit for a traditional fruit salad. You can change the topping for the pizza to incorporate whatever fruit you like e.g. kiwifruit, white peaches, grapes. The watermelon base is the thing that gives it that pizza look.
So tell me Dear Reader, do you think that the pay is right for actors considering their job? And would you be able to give up your favourite foods if your job depended on it?
- One round slice of watermelon
- 1 yellow nectarines
- Mint leaves
Step 1 - This is scarcely a recipe more than an idea. Slice the watermelon into wedges and place on a pizza plate. Grate the cheese aka the nectarine over it and scatter, sliced cherries and whole blueberries and slices of banana. Garnish with mint and voila, you are done!