Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Waste Not Want Not Wednesday: Pickled Watermelon Rind
So we got this gorgeous little organic watermelon from our farm share and I thought it was a shame to throw away so much rind. I've never done anything with watermelon rind before but I really wanted to find a way to use this organic food rather than discard it so we gave this recipe from Eco Lesbo Vego a try. Being only eleven weeks out from surgery I'm not planning to eat more than a taste but I know the rest of the family will enjoy it.
Here are the ingredients I went with:
half the rind of a small, round, organic watermelon cut into 1" chunks, white only, skin completely removed and discarded
1 cup water
1 cup Bragg's apple cider vinegar
2/3 cup organic sugar
Simply combine vinegar, water and sugar in a saucepan until sugar is dissolved. Add rind, stir, then turn off heat and leave mixture to cool. Once at room temperature transfer rind and liquid to jars. This quantity yielded two pint and a half jars. (Did you spot my scoby photobombers in the picture above?)
This is not a recipe meant for canning and must be stored in the refrigerator. Enjoy!