watermelon rind salad
Watermelon Rind Salad
Written by Jayashree
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Watermelon rind salad is tasty, crunchy, packed with nutrients and easy to prepare.

Summer calls for fruits, juices and salads. Watermelon is a summer fruit and ideal to eat as a snack. The red fruit is sweet and quenches the thirst with every bite. But, do you know that every part of the water melon is edible, seeds, rind and of course the fruit.

The seeds can be eaten directly ( there’s no tree growing within the belly) though the best way is sprouted, shelled and dried. They are power house of nutrients.

Water melon rind is the white part that is usually discarded. But, do you know that these peels have lot more nutrients and it’s time we find ways of using them. Moreover, the waste that is thrown is also reduced.

It is rich in Vitamin B and  Vitamin C. Recent studies have also shown that it consists of citrulline, a compound linked to many benefits is stated by Journal of Chromatography in June 2005 issue. Although, some notes suggest that the green part too is edible, I have not tried it. I am using only the white part of the rind. You can easily scrape it with a sharp knife.

The rind can be used in amazing ways. It is crunchy and resembles the cucumber in taste. I am making  good use of the rind these days, do keep a watch on this space for more ideas.

Today, I have a salad recipe for you. The salad is easy to make and delicious, serve it as a snack or as an accompaniment with any meal.

 

Watermelon Rind Salad                            watermelon rind salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup watermelon rind
  • 1 cup cucumber
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 tomato
  • salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice.

Method :

  • Cut the rind into small pieces.
  • Cut the cucumber into small pieces.  I have used the long variety of cucumber.
  • Chop the onion finely.
  • Use firm tomato for salads.
  • In a wide bowl, add the rind pieces, cucumber, onion, tomato, and pomegranate arils.
  • Add salt and pepper powder to it. Put lemon juice and mix it.
  • Watermelon Rind Salad is ready to serve.

 

Here’s the video clip

Here are a few other ways to use the rind. Shailendra Sharma innovatively used the rind  to make tuty fruity. Lata uses it to make a left over rind halwa.

Watermelon Rind Salad

Watermelon rind salad is tasty, crunchy, packed with nutrients and ideal way to use the peel of fruits.
Course dinner ideas, healthy snacks, lunch ideas
Cuisine Indian
Keyword glutenfree, healthy eating, how to use watermelon rind, no cook recipes, summer recipes, vegan recipes, watermelon rind salad
Prep Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup watermelon rind
  • 1 cup cucumber pieces
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 to mato
  • salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Cut the rind into small pieces.
  2. Cut the cucumber into small pieces.  I have used the long variety of cucumber.
  3. Chop the onion finely.
  4. Use firm tomato for salads.
  5. In a wide bowl, add the rind pieces, cucumber, onion, tomato, and pomegranate arils.
  6. Add salt and pepper powder to it. Put lemon juice and mix it.
  7. Watermelon Rind Salad is ready to serve.

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5 Comments
  1. mayurisjikoni

    I love making watermelon rind as its a really healthy part of the watermelon. Also one can mix it with any ingredient to make a hearty salad.

    Reply
  2. Sapna

    I once made sabzi with watermelon rind. Salad is also a nice and refreshing idea.

    Reply
  3. shobhakeshwani

    I must try this salad when I get a watermelon.. I made sabzi with it last time.

    Reply
  4. Renu Agrawal Dongre

    A good way to not waste the watermelon rind. We make the sabzi, from this and i would love to try this salad.

    Reply
  5. Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    I am yet to try watermelon rind jaya ! This watermelon rind salad seems a perfect way to start for sure 🙂 With all the other ingredients it is a refreshing n healthy salad.

    Reply

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