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Pickled Watermelon Rind

Watermelons are such a staple of summer and this recipe is a wonderful way to practice cooking root to stem.

Ingredients for

Pickled Watermelon Rind

  • 2 cups watermelon rind, see instructions
  • ½ inch fresh ginger, sliced
  • 2 star anise
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 serrano chile, seeded and halved
  • 1 teaspoon rainbow peppercorns
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 cup rice vinegar

Instructions for

Pickled Watermelon Rind

  1. Slice watermelon rind into strips and use a peeler to remove the thin green skin.
  2. Cut into medium cubes.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients in a pot over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Add watermelon rind cubes and return to a low bowl.
  5. Turn heat off and cover, allowing to cool.
  6. Add rinds and pickling liquid to a large glass jar.
  7. Seal and allow to pickle for at least 2 days.
  8. Serve pickled rinds on salad, as a garnish or a refreshing snack.

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