Pickled Watermelon Rind with Radishes

Pickled Watermelon Rind with Radishes

Makes 2 pints

For this recipe, make sure that traces of the pink fruit are gone from the watermelon rind then cut away and discard the green peel, too. What you're left with are chunks of thick, white rind that definitely don't deserve to be thrown away. Use this pickle as a condiment on sandwiches or serve as you would a chutney with grilled meats.

  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar or honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 4 small dried chiles
  • 4 wide strips lemon peel
  • 1 (1-inch) piece ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled watermelon rind, cut into (1/3-inch) chunks (about 5 cups)
  • 8 radishes, cut into small wedges
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Put vinegar, water, sugar or honey, salt, cloves, chiles, lemon peel and ginger into a medium pot and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Add rind, reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer until rind is tender and translucent, 8 to 10 minutes. Uncover pot and stir in radishes.

Spoon contents of pot (with pickling liquid) into glass jars, seal tightly and chill overnight. Serve right away or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:120 calories (10 from fat), 1g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 460mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 23g sugar), 2g protein
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