Watermelon and Peaches with Vanilla Yogurt Topping

Summer is a time when food preparation should be simple and flexible.

This warm-weather, fruity dessert can be served at a picnic or at a fancy, sit-down dinner. With the season’s bounty of melons, berries and stone fruit, this can be ready in a jiffy!

Feel free to mix-and-match your favorite combination of summer fruit. Don’t want to spend time toasting nuts, that’s OK, too. Just chop – and -sprinkle, or skip using nuts altogether.

Watermelon and Peaches with Vanilla Yogurt Topping

A cool, refreshing summertime treat featuring fresh fruit and tangy yogurt.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Course Dessert


  • ½ cup pistachio nuts (toasted and coarsely chopped. Note: to be used as Garnish.)
  • 2 peaches (ripe)
  • 1 large lemon (juiced)
  • 4 cups seedless watermelon (cubed)

For Yogurt Topping:

  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract (Note: If using vanilla-flavored yogurt, omit the vanilla extract.)


  • In a non-stick skillet, over medium heat, add the pistachios. Stir until they are lightly toasted, about 3 minutes. Remove the nuts from the pan to a heat-proof plate to cool.  Coarsely chop nuts and set aside. This will be used as the garnish.
  • Thinly slice the peaches without removing the skin. Discard the pit. Place peach slices in a large mixing bowl and toss with lemon juice. 
  • Add the watermelon cubes to the bowl with the peaches and gently toss together.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the honey, cinnamon, yogurt and vanilla.
  • Evenly distribute the fruit mixture into individualserving bowls. Spoon some yogurt topping over each serving.  
  • Garnish with chopped pistachios.  Serve immediately.


Photo credit: National Watermelon Promotion Board 
Keyword watermelon, dessert
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