Watermelon Rind Pickles Recipe

These Watermelon Rind Pickles are an irresisitible affair. Try these spicy sourish condiment with pasta or meat for your next meal, or in any other way you want to. Tell me how best you like these Watermelon Rind Pickles.


Health IndexJust EnjoyCuisine
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Pickling salt1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Water2 Quart
 Pared watermelon rind cubes12 Cup (192 tbs) (1 Inch)
 White vinegar2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Sugar6 Cup (96 tbs)
 Whole cloves1 Tablespoon
 Cinnamon sticks3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 8665 Calories from Fat 1

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.1 g0.15%

Saturated Fat 0.02 g0.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 4238.4 mg176.6%

Total Carbohydrates 2178 g725.9%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 1884.8 g

Protein 0.73 g1.5%

Vitamin A 0.4% Vitamin C 3.3%

Calcium 8% Iron 4.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Mix salt and water in a 3-quart glass casserole; add watermelon rind. Cover and let soak 2 hours. Drain; rinse with cold water. Return rind to casserole.
2. Cover rind with fresh water. Cook uncovered in microwave oven 30 minutes at High, or until tender; stir twice. Drain; return rind to casserole and set aside.
3. Combine vinegar and sugar in a 2-quart glass measuring pitcher. Tie spices in a cheesecloth bag. Add to vinegar and sugar. Cook uncovered in microwave oven 13 to 15 minutes at High, or until sugar is dissolved and mixture is boiling; stir 3 times. Remove spice bag.
4. Pour syrup over rind. Cook uncovered in microwave oven 3 minutes at High.
5. Pack pickles into hot sterilized jars; cover. Cool. Store in refrigerator.