• Pickled Watermelon Rind

    Ingredients

    2 quarts

    • Ingredients
      Amount
    • Watermelon rind
      3-4 pounds
    • Apple cider vinegar 
      2 cups
    • Green lentils, cooked
      1 cup
    • Water
      1 cup
    • Sugar
      ¾ cup
    • Candied ginger, minced 
      1/3 cup
    • Salt
      1 Tbsp.
    • Aleppo red pepper flakes 
      1 tsp.
    • Allspice berries 
      1 tsp.
    • Star anise pod 
      1 each

    Method

    1. Remove all of the watermelon’s green peel, and slice off most of the flesh, leaving about ¼ - ½- inch of watermelon flesh. Cut the rind into 1-inch cubes.
    2. Bring the apple cider vinegar, water, sugar, ginger, salt and spices to a boil over medium-high heat in a medium 2-quart saucepan. Hold the boil for 60 seconds then carefully add the watermelon. Return to a boil and turn off the heat.
    3. Move the pickles to a 2-quart jar using a canning funnel and ladle. Pour on as much of the pickling juice as possible. Loosely place the lid on the jar and leave at room temperature until cool.
    4. Once cool, tighten the lid and refrigerate. Consume within a month. These pickles must be refrigerated.