Watermelon Pickles

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon water
  • 16 cups (1 – inch) cubes watermelon rind
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon whole all spice
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 2 cups white vinegar (5% acidity)
  • 3 cups white sugar, or more to taste
  • 12 maraschino cherries, halved
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 6 1 – pint canning jars with lids and rings

Directions

Prep time – 15 minutes

Cook time – 1 hour

Ready in 21 hours 15 minutes

  1. Stir canning salt into 1 gallon water in a large container until dissolved; add watermelon rind. Cover the container with plastic wrap or a lid and let sit 12 hours. Drain and rinse completely.
  2. Combine drained watermelon rind and 1 gallon water in a stock pot. Bring the water to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the rind is tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour; drain and set aside.
  3. Put cinnamon sticks, allspice, and cloves in cheesecloth or spice bag. Combine vinegar, sugar, spice bag, maraschino cherries, and lemon slices in the stock pot; stir until sugar is dissolved. Add watermelon rind to the pot; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the rind is transparent, about 5-10 minutes. Remove the spice bag and set aside.
  4. Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Put one whole clove into each jar. Break cinnamon sticks into pieces and put 1 piece into each jar.
  5. Pack the watermelon rind with the vinegar mixture into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids and screw on rings.
  6. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars into the boiling water using a holder. Leave a 2-inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary to bring the water level to at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and process for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool, dark area.

Source

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/228065/watermelon-pickles/

 

Watermelon Fire and Ice Salsa

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chopped watermelon
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
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Directions

Prep time – 15 minutes
Ready in 15 minutes

In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, green bell pepper, lime juice, cilantro, green onions, jalapeno and garlic salt. Mix well and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 5 calories; 0 g fat; 1.3 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 29 mg sodium.

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