Pickled Watermelon Rinds

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Pickled Watermelon Rinds

This simple pickle is a great way to minimize your food waste and tastefully use the scraps leftover from your watermelon. It’s a great addition to a salad, sandwich, or as a condiment for cheeses.


  • Watermelon rinds from half of a large watermelon
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons agave, or other sweetener of choice
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns


  1. Remove the green outer skin from the watermelon rinds and put into a large mason jar or other sealable container.
  2. Combine all the remaining ingredients and add to the jar. Shake and store in the fridge for up to 3 months.


I hope you enjoyed my recipe, it’s loosely based on a recipe from the book ‘NOPI’ by Yotam Ottolenghi & Ramael Scully. It’s cookbook with lovely recipes and one I would highly recommend, I recently did a review of the book, check out the links below!