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Quick Watermelon Rind Pickles

Ingredients
  Watermelon rind 1 Cup (16 tbs) (rind of 1 baby watermelon)
  Cucumber 1⁄2 , thinly sliced
  Lemon 1 , thinly sliced
  Fresh ginger 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), thinly sliced
  Vinegar 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Maraschino cherry juice 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Maraschino cherries 6 , halved, divided
  Brown sugar 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Sugar 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Cinnamon stick 4
  Allspice berries 1 Teaspoon, divided
  Peppercorns 1 Teaspoon, divided
  Coriander seed 1⁄2 Teaspoon, divided
  Chili flakes 1⁄4 Teaspoon, divided
  Whole clove 1 Teaspoon, divided
  Cardamom pods 1 Tablespoon, divided
  Salt 1 Pinch, divided
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Wash, and peel watermelon. Cut, and remove the flesh.
2. Now, cut the white rind of watermelon into ½-inch slices.
3. Wash and cut cucumber, lemon, and ginger into thin slices.

MAKING
4. Into two clean 1 quart mason jars, add cinnamon stick, allspice berries, peppercorns, coriander seed, chili flakes, whole clove, and cardamom pods.
5. Arrange cucumber, watermelon rind, lemon, and ginger slices into the jars. Mix well.
6. Drop maraschino cherries in the jars, and set aside.
7. Place a large saucepan on medium high flame, and add vinegar, cherry juice, water, and the remaining spices in it.
8. Drop cinnamon sticks, and salt. Mix well.
9. Throw brown and white sugar. Stir to dissolve sugar. Bring it to a boil.
10. Reduce the heat, and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
11. Pour hot sugar mixture equally into the jars, making sure that everything in it is covered. Cover with lid, and let it cool, before putting it in refrigerator overnight.

SERVING
12. Serve watermelon rind pickle as desired.

TIPS
Use pickle for preparing relish, tartar sauce, or chutneys.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Taste: 
Sweet Sour
Method: 
Pickling
Dish: 
Pickle
Ingredient: 
Watermelon Rind
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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