Thursday, August 18, 2016

watermelon rind pickles

A friend on Instagram, uploaded a photo of watermelon rind pickles.

It sounded so easy that I had to try.

She didn't give measurements, so I's what I did...

rind of less than 1/8 of watermelon
1/2 tablespoon Hawaiian salt (coarse salt if you don't have Hawaiian salt)

Cut the green part off
Slice into 1/2 inch matchsticks
Sprinkle the salt
Massage and leave for a couple of hours
Rinse before eating

A lot of recipes online involve cooking the rind, but I like this version because there is no cooking involved.

Perfect for summer!

NOTES: After rinsing, this was still quite salty, so I would cut back the amount of salt to a teaspoon.

Also, I think leaving a little "red" makes it more photogenic.

This was super crunchy and tastes like cucumbers.

I'm making this again.


KirkK said...

Nice.....I've been thinking of making something similar since the Missus plows thru watermelon like a machine.

tofugirl said...

So cool. I didn't know you could make these pickles without cooking them. Last summer I collected a whole bag of watermelon rinds that I was planning to pickle...and then eventually they turned slimy. Whoops! Maybe I will try with your non-cooking method :)

kabocha808 said...

I'm glad you were able to make it and that you liked it. Sorry, I didn't have an exact recipe, but happy that you figured it out. My Mom often did not cook using a recipe. It was usually "oyoso" (approximate) measurements. Have a great weekend.

jalna said...

Wow, so different.

K and S said...

hope you like this Kirk!

hope you like this too tofugirl!

Thanks again, Teri! no worries about the measurements, I appreciate you sharing this with me :)

Different but ono, Jalna!

Take care everyone!