Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
These may sound strange, but they are very good. My dear Mother-in-law made these all the time. They are made with the pink, sweet part of the watermelon, not the rind. Give them a try, they are easy and delicious!
- 1 quart water
- 1 pint vinegar
- 2 cups sugar
- 1⁄4 cup salt
- fresh dill
- fresh watermelon, as needed (de-seeded)
- Bring mixture to a boil.
- Meanwhile, in a mason jar, put a few sprigs of dill and fill jar the rest of the way with bite sized pink watermelon pieces. Then put a few more sprigs of dill on top.
- Pour hot, boiled mixture over the watermelons and seal steam.
- Before eating be sure to refrigerate overnight, and eat cold.
Watermelon pickles may sound strange to most but not to me. I love them! My Mother-in-Law made them as well, but someone threw out her recipe box when she passed away, so I have never made the pickles myself. I am so thrilled to have found this!!! These are exactly like Mom's .... fantastic and so pretty. Thank you, Leslie! If I could give you 10 stars I would.
Made these as you directed. Won't be opening these for 6 weeks, so will post review now, and edit once we have tasted them. This is an easy recipe and certainly one beginners should try.
My Mother still makes these just like my Grandmother did in North Dakota. I love these. They are bright, colorful and always come out on special occasions. I have to find her recipe. Somehow I think there is a clove in there.