Sunday, 2 February 2020

Watermelon Rind Chutney

I'm on a waste reduction kick so decided to use the part of the watermelon I usually chuck out.  The result was spicy but still a little crunchy.


Watermelon rind – about 3 cups
½ cup rice vinegar
½ cup sugar
1/3 cup water
1 tblsp grated ginger
1 tsp whole black peppercorns
½ red chilli (sliced into thin rounds)
1 tsp coarse salt


Peel the green skin off the rind and then cut it up into chunks.

Put the rinds in a pot together with all the other ingredients and bring to a boil.  Boil for an hour and then check whether you are happy with the consistency.  Give it some more time if you want it softer.


  1. I am not a fan of melon of any description so this wouldn't be something that I would try but I do think it is interesting to see what you have done with it.

  2. mMmmmmmm I this sounds like something that would be oddly good.

  3. I may have to try this one! I love watermelon!

  4. I have had watermelon pickle and I like the looks of this chutney. Great way to reduce waste for sure! ;-)

  5. I would never had thought of this, what a clever use of watermelon rind.


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