Watermelon rind pickling, anyone making it

My husband made a couple of jars from our home grown watermelons. I had never tried pickled watermelon rind before. It is excellent. Crunchy, sweet and sour and aromatic.

He used sugar, cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice, salt, white vinegar and fresh ginger slices.

Have you done it? What’s your recipe?


I’ve heard of people doing it but have never tasted it. Right or wrong I was taught from an early age that eating the rind of a watermelon will give you the runs. So I’ve avoided it. Lol

My husband and are living proof that what they told you was wrong :smile:

I did not know what to expect but I was very impressed with the finished products.

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Looks really good!!! I never thought of adding fresh ginger. What a great idea. I love the taste of cloves that are always in a good recipe for pickled watermelon rinds. OOOOh. Sooooo good!

Only if its green, and not cooked and not pickled!