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Pickling fruits and vegetables is a delicious way to utilize all the beautiful produce from your garden or the farmers market. You can pickle just about anything, which means you won’t see an abundance of uneaten produce go to waste. Remember these tips when pickling your favorite garden fruit or vegetable:
After your next BBQ, save those watermelon rinds and give this recipe a try!
Watermelon Rind Kickers (refrigerator pickles only)
Scoop melon from rinds, leaving ¼-1/2 inch of red flesh. Using a vegetable peeler take off the tough outer green layer of rind and then cut into cubes one inch in size. Bring all other ingredients to a boil over medium heat and hold boil for 60 seconds. Carefully add the watermelon rind and return to a boil before taking the pan off the heat. Let cool for 30 minutes. Place the watermelon rinds into jars and pour as much of the pickling juices as possible over them. Cover the jar and leave at room temperature for an additional 1 ½ hours. Place them in the refrigerator for 8 hours and enjoy! Consume within one month and always keep them refrigerated. These are delicious in a salad, with anything off the grill, or as a side dish with crumbled cheese of your choice.