Valley Fig Growers

Watermelon Pizza Slices with Fig Balsamic Glaze

Is there anything more essential to summer than cool, crisp slices of watermelon? They’re juicy and just what you want to eat for a healthy dessert… but if you’ve ever tried a sprinkle of salt on watermelon, you know how it amplifies the sweet fruity flavor. We’ve got a fun way to bring a whole watermelon to the table differently as an appetizer: watermelon pizza slices! Topped with crumbled feta cheese, fresh oregano leaves, and crunchy Maldon salt, the star of these slices is the fig balsamic glaze. You’ll find this glaze to be just about perfect for drizzling on a wheel of Brie, to serve on a cheese board, or even to drizzle on grilled meat.

Makes 36 watermelon pizza slices



  1. To make fig balsamic glaze: stem and mince the figs. Pour the vinegar into a small saucepan. Stir in the figs and sugar. Turn the heat onto medium high and cook for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Slice the watermelon into six 1-inch rounds. Cut each watermelon round into six wedges. 
  3. Drizzle the fig balsamic glaze over the slices and sprinkle on feta, oregano, and Maldon salt.

Recipe and photo by Annelies Zijderveld

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Nutrition Information

amount per serving

  • Calories 45
  • % Calories from Fat 13%
  • Fat <1
  • Cholesterol 0
  • Protein 1
  • Carbohydrates 10
  • Fiber 1
  • Iron 0
  • Sodium 25
  • Calcium 26
  • Potassium 102