Watermelon Pickles

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I love pickles of any kind. When I first tasted watermelon rind that had been pickled I loved it, but I could never find a recipe that tasted like the ones I had. So with much experimentation (and several complete failures), I made these. And they are good. I plan on buying more watermelon just to pickle the rinds!

Watermelon Pickles

Here’s How to Do it:

Wash the watermelon rind before you cut it. Cut the fruit out and eat it!

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Put all the other ingredients into a small sauce pan and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer.

Cut the rinds into small pieces – mine are very uneven cuts. They would be prettier and more professional looking if you cut them into the same sized pieces.

Put the pieces into a glass jar.

Pour the hot brine over it, making sure all pieces are covered, and close the lid.

Let them cool then refrigerate them up to 30 days. They are best left to sit for a week before eating them.

Now serve them up as a side or a snack and enjoy!

watermelon pickles

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Watermelon Pickles

Sweet and sour pickled watermelon rind. A great summer picnic food!

Course: Appetizer, condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pickled, pickles, rind, summer, watermelon
Servings: 1 Quart
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
  • 1 rind from a small (personal) watermelon
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1/8 cup sea salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 very thin lemon slices
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
Instructions
  1. Wash the watermelon rind before you cut it. Cut the fruit out and eat it! Put all the other ingredients into a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer.

  2. Cut the rinds into small pieces - mine are very uneven cuts. They would be prettier and more professional looking if you cut them into the same sized pieces.

  3. Put the pieces into a glass jar.

  4. Pour the hot brine over it, making sure all pieces are covered, and close the lid. Let them cool then refrigerate them up to 30 days. They are best left to sit for a week before eating them.

  5. Now serve them up as a side or a snack and enjoy!

watermelon pickles

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1 Response to Watermelon Pickles

  1. This looks refreshing! I was always hoping the rinds would see a better future than the compost heap – even the chickens aren’t interested in them. I’ll try it this summer.

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