Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Watermelon Rinds Salad

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We used to eat watermelon flesh as fruits especially during hot day. It is very refreshing! Do you know that the watermelon rinds (skin) can be used as dishes too?
According to Wikipedia, watermelon rinds, usually light green or white color are edible and contain many hidden nutrients. Most people avoid eating them due to their unappealing flavor. They are sometimes used as a vegetable. In China they are stir-fried, stewed or more often pickled. When stir-fried, the de-skinned and de-fruited rind is cooked with olive oil, garlic, chili peppers, scallions, sugar and rum. Pickled watermelon rind is also commonly consumed in the Southern US.

I learn this salad from a Taiwanese cooking show. It is easy to prepare and yet refreshing and tasty. So do consider this salad whenever you having your watermelon.

I'm sending this recipe to Weekend Herb Blogging # 338 hosted by Cristina from La Cucina di Cristina

100g watermelon rinds (only white part of the rind, slice thinly)
30g shredded carrot
1/2 onion, thinly slice
1 big red chili, thinly slice
handful of peanuts or cashews
~Salad dressing
1/2 tablespoon fish sauce
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1/2 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

Get all the ingredients ready. Pour in the salad dressing and toss well. Sprinkle course peanut on top before serve.


  1. It's amazing. This is the first time I've been heard that watermelon rind can be served as dish! I'm wondering honeydew melon can do the same?

  2. Yes, you're right about the rind but according to the chinese medication. The white part of the watermelon is considered very cooling and not suitable to take it too often. :o)
    Hope you're having a lovely evening.


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