Sunday, November 09, 2008

Pickled Watermelon

As promised, the recipe for Pickled Watermelon is below.

I have always grumbled and said that it is such a waste to get rid of the rind but i do not grumble anymore when our friend, robyn told me that her dad will make a pickle with the rind of the watermelon. So everytime, we have watermelon, the rind will be made into pickle and a very delightful sweet drink. Look out the the sweet drink recipe tomorrow.

Watermelon rind with skin removed
Sambal Olek

Cut watermelon rind into 1 inch length and 1/4 inch thick pieces
Sprinkle salt and leave aside for 30 minutes.
Wash away salt.
Add vinegar, sambal olek and sugar (adjust to your taste)
Leave to marinate for at least 1 hour before serving.



fiona said...

Hi Lily,

This sounds interesting. Pls may I know what is sambal olek and where can I buy it?

I have visited your blog many time but this is the first time I am leaving a comment.

Thank you & regards,

Ana Powell said...

A wonderful pickle.
Lovely watermelon photo.
Ana x

lilyng said...


sambal olek is chilli and vinegar but you can sub with fresh cut chillies.

lilyng said...


could not resist to take of picture of the watermelon as this watermelon looked so inviting and sometimes, watermelon can be disappointing.

The tomatoes are from the 2 plants i had this summer.

Big Boys Oven said...

this is my first time coming across such thrilling dish! justg like James B, full of thrill!

lilyng said...


in fact i have found a nyonya recipe making soup with watermelon rind and will certainly try it if there is still watermelon in the store.

Anonymous said...

This is very interesting. I did not know that you can eat watermelon rind. The older generation ofmMy family used to braise Chinese grapefruit rind with brown bean sauce. Wish I have the recipe.

Allie said...

Pickled watermelon? First time I heard about this... How would it taste like? Thrilling..

lilyng said...


it tastes better than cucumber

Lydia said...

After reading this post, I will try stir-fry watermelon rind. Been thinking of it.

My hb would love this pickle!

CRIZ LAI said...

Wow...this is something interesting. I would try it when I have a watermelon in store.

E-DA said...

Hi Lily...this is nice and your blog is very interesting. I already linked this post to my blog.Thank you.

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