It’s officially summer, so we are grilling up all sorts of things over here, even watermelon.  Yes, watermelon!  Grilling is a great way to add flavor to your favorite fruits and veggies.  This watermelon pizza took less than 30 minutes from start to finish and it was unbelievably tasty.  I am used to cold, refreshing watermelon so I honestly wasn’t expecting much from this dish.  Boy, was I pleasantly surprised.  Grilled watermelon is still sweet and refreshing, but it’s also savory and satisfying.  It makes for a delightful appetizer or main dish alongside a fresh, green salad.  Cheers!

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GRILLED WATERMELON PIZZA

Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, grain free

Recipe by Jentry Lee Hull inspired by Rachel Ray

Yields 2 pizzas

PIZZA INGREDIENTS

  • 6 Tbsp. vinegar (red wine or champagne)
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1-2 tsp. olive oil, optional
  • ½ tsp. pink salt
  • 2 discs seedless watermelon, sliced 1-2 inches thick
  • ½ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small jalapeño, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup micro greens, for garnish
  • cashew parmesan, for garnish
  • balsamic vinegar, for garnish

CASHEW PARMESAN INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup unsalted cashews
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp. pink salt

PIZZA METHOD

  • In a small dish, whisk together vinegar, lime juice, olive oil and salt.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush both watermelon discs with vinegar mixture and set watermelon aside.
  • Add sliced red onion and jalapeño to remaining vinegar mixture to pickle, cover and set aside.
  • Using a stovetop griddle (I used GreenPan), over medium heat, grill each watermelon disc (one at a time) for about 2-4 minutes on each side, or until grill marks appear.
  • Once grilled, cut watermelon into “pizza” slices, garnish with pickled onion and jalapeños, micro greens, cashew parmesan and balsamic vinegar.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

CASHEW PARMESAN METHOD

  • Combine cashews, nutritional yeast and salt in a clean, dry coffee grinder or food processor and blend until mixture is finely ground.
  • Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.

NOTES

  • You can try this recipe using an outdoor grill. Just keep an eye on the watermelon and be careful not to burn.

Thrive on,

Coach Jentry

Gumsaba Outdoor Fitness Class schedule Thursday 6/23/16

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Womens only class – Coach Briana – Skill Building Circuit

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Mens only class – Coach Joel – Skill Building Circuit

6AM Sunup Moraga Co-Ed class – Coach James – HIIT It!

6AM Sunup Lafayette Co-Ed class – Coach Jentry – Skill Building Circuit

8:15AM Sunshine Moraga Womens only Class – Coach James –  HIIT It!

9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens class – Coach Briana – Skill Building Circuit

10:30 Summer Yoga at the Lafayette Reservoir – Coach Michelle D.

11:00AM Cytosport Advanced Boot Camp at the Park – Coach Briana (private class)

12:00PM Cytosport Vinyasa Flow Yoga – Coach Jentry (private class) 

4PM Miramonte Varsity Stretch – Coach Jentry and Coach Michelle (private class)