Watermelon Rind Pickles

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Watermelon Rind Pickles

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Recipe Data

8
Servings
30min
Prep
4hr30min
Total

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    Description

    Don't throw out your watermelon rinds! Use them to make crunchy waste-free pickles.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Ingredients
    Serves 8
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    ½ c.water
    ½ c.Hy-Vee apple cider vinegar
    c.Hy-Vee granulated sugar
    1 tsp.kosher salt
    1(3-inch) cinnamon stick
    ¼ tsp.whole cloves
    ¼ tsp.whole black peppercorns
    2 c.watermelon rinds
    ½ c.red onion, sliced

    Things To Grab

    • Saucepan
    • Pint jar

    Directions

    1. Heat water, apple cider vinegar, sugar, kosher salt, cinnamon stick, cloves, and peppercorns in a saucepan until salt and sugar dissolve. Discard cinnamon stick. 

    2. Peel watermelon skin; cut pulp from rind leaving a thin layer of pink. Pack 2-inch rind sticks and red onion slices into a pint jar. Pour brine on top. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Store in refrigerator for up to 1 month.

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons April 2020