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🌶️ Spicy Pickled Watermelon Rind Recipe

Learn how to make a delicious and spicy pickled watermelon rind with this easy recipe from Just Pickling. Perfect for adding some heat to your pickling repertoire.

Spicy Pickled Watermelon Rind

You will need:

  • large watermelonOne large watermelon
  • white vinegar1 cup of white vinegar
  • white sugar2 cups of white sugar
  • table salt1 tablespoon of salt
  • sliced jalapenos2 jalapenos (sliced)
  • black peppercorns1 tablespoon of black peppercorns


  1. Start by removing the green skin and pink flesh from the watermelon rind. Cut the rind into 1-inch pieces.
  2. In a pot, combine the vinegar, sugar, salt, sliced jalapenos, and black peppercorns.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer.
  4. Add the watermelon rind pieces to the pot and let them soak in the mixture.
  5. Once the rind pieces are well-soaked, transfer them into jars and pour the remaining mixture over them.
  6. Seal the jars and refrigerate for at least a day before consuming.


The pickles will have a nice heat due to the addition of jalapenos and black peppercorns. Adjust the amount of jalapenos to your liking.

Are you ready to take a walk on the wild side of pickling? Our Spicy Pickled Watermelon Rind recipe is a game-changer. This unique blend of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors will make your taste buds dance and elevate your pickling game to new heights.

Watermelon is a summer favorite, but did you know that the rind, often discarded, can be transformed into a delicious, spicy treat? Yes, you heard it right. Many fruits and vegetables that we usually throw away can be pickled, and watermelon rind is a prime example.

Our recipe combines the crispness of watermelon rind with the heat of jalapenos and the tanginess of vinegar. The result is a flavorful pickle that can be a great addition to your summer BBQs or a spicy snack to heat up those cold winter evenings.

But wait, there's more! If you're a fan of spicy pickles, why not explore other recipes? Discover the best spicy pickle recipes or learn how to add spice when pickling. From jalapenos to habaneros, there are countless ways to turn up the heat in your pickling jar.

And if you're looking for more unique pickling ideas, why not try pickling other foods? From fruits to eggs and even meats, the world of pickling is vast and full of delicious surprises.

So, are you ready to embrace the unexpected and dive into the world of pickling? Remember, the key to a great pickle lies in the balance of flavors. So, experiment, adjust, and most importantly, enjoy the process. Happy pickling!