Starting today, you won’t throw away watermelon rinds anymore! Incredibly delicious recipe

Discover a delightful way to fully utilize watermelon with our Citrus Watermelon Rind Preserve. A simple yet flavorful recipe that transforms watermelon rinds into an irresistible dessert. With the balanced sweetness of sugar and the refreshing touch of lemon or orange, this preserve offers a unique taste experience. Follow our quick preparation method and indulge in a surprising dessert with every spoonful. Let’s head to the kitchen!


  • 21.2 oz (600 g) watermelon rind
  • Zest of lemon or orange
  • Juice of one lemon or orange
  • 7 oz (200 g) sugar (adjust to desired sweetness)


  1. Thoroughly wash the watermelon rinds and cut them into small pieces.
  2. In a bowl, mix the watermelon rinds with the lemon or orange zest and juice.
  3. Add the sugar, adjusting the amount according to your sweetness preference.
  4. Cover the mixture and let it sit for 30 minutes.
  5. Transfer the mixture to the stove and cook for 35 to 40 minutes, or until it reaches a desired consistency.
  6. Stir occasionally during cooking to ensure even distribution of flavors.
  7. Once it reaches the desired consistency, remove from heat and mix well.
  8. Optionally, use an immersion blender or regular blender for a smoother texture.
  9. Allow to cool completely before storing.
  10. Store in the refrigerator and enjoy this preserve for up to one month.

Note: This watermelon rind preserve is a delicious way to utilize ingredients and reduce food waste. Try it out and delight in this practical and flavorful recipe!

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