Pickled Watermelon Recipe

Pickled Watermelon

Not even watermelon is safe from the pickling fanaticism. But try this sweet-salty-spicy-garlicky version and tell us it isn't genius!
Course Snack


  • 2 lb watermelon
  • 1 bunch dill
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1-2 jalapeƱos sliced
  • 6-8 cups water (enough to cover the watermelon)
  • 1/4 c salt
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp peppercorns


  • Pick a non-reactive (glass or ceramic) container. Slice the watermelon into reasonable pieces that you can fit into your container.
  • Add dill, garlic, and jalapeƱos to the bottom of the container, then place watermelon slices on top.
  • Simmer water with salt, sugar, vinegar, and peppercorns. Stir until salt and sugar are dissolved.
  • Pour liquid over watermelon.
  • Let cool then refrigerate for at least 24 hours. Waiting for 3 to 4 days is better.
Keyword pickles, watermelon