Easy to make and a great way of repurposing something that would have ended up in the recycle bin. Skip to the recipe.
I think that the whole idea of going zero waste is to rethink how we approach mundane things. One of them is what we consider edible and what not. It may sound silly but in some countries, Argentina included, carrots are sold without the tops because there is this widespread idea that no one would want them. So when summer season started and with it the watermelon season I found myself with tons of watermelon rind.
I decided to candied it, even though you use only the white part I think it is still a considerable reduction from composting it all. I eat is as candy when I crave something sweet, in my Vegan Panettone or even in some pound cakes. You can dry them as I did to store them or you could keep them in the syrup and eat as a jelly or as a filling for some cake. If you do dry them, you could use the syrup to moisten a cake or to make sorbet (see recipe here).
Enjoy and let me know in the comments!
Candied Watermelon Rind
- 1.1 lb watermelon rind with the green part removed
- 2 cups of water
- 2 tablespoons of ethyl alcohol
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