Watermelon Rind Pickles
If you’ve never tried these, you’re in for a treat! Watermelon pickles are perfect for entertaining. Enjoy on a relish tray with meats and cheeses and other pickled veggies OR eat them right out of the jar!
Watermelon Rind Pickles
If you’ve never tried these, you’re in for a treat! Watermelon pickles are perfect for entertaining. Enjoy on a relish tray with meats and cheeses and other pickled veggies OR eat them right out of the jar!
Servings
1pint jar
Servings
1pint jar
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In large saucepan, bring 4 cups water and salt to boil over medium high heat. Add rind pieces and boil until tender, about 5-8 minutes. Strain. Transfer rinds to a medium bowl.
  2. In saucepan, combine sugar, cider vinegar, allspice, peppercorns, cloves, pickling spice, celery seeds and gingerroot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes, until slightly reduced.
  3. Pour brine over watermelon rinds in bowl. Place plate over top to keep rinds submerged in liquid. Cover and refrigerate for one day.
  4. Transfer to a glass jar and keep sealed in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Recipe Notes

***Cut watermelon pulp from rind, leaving thin layer of pink on rind. Cut green outer skin from rind; discard. Cut enough rind into 1 x 1/2-inch pieces to measure 2 cups.