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Watermelon Rind Tomato Sauce

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"Not your average tomato sauce."

Serves Approximately 4 | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 40 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

This is a great way to reduce waste and repurpose the watermelon rind. The watermelon and tomato provide a nice balance of sweet and sour, and the watermelon rind is a great source of vitamins b and c!

Ingredients You'll Need

rind of one medium sized watermelon (approx 6 cups)
1 onion, diced
12 tomatoes, diced
4 cloves garlic, diced
1/2 cup vegetable stock or water
oregano, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste


Peel the hard, green outer part of the watermelon using a peeler. Chop the rind into bite-size pieces.

Heat a lightly oiled pan over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent.

Add the watermelon rind. Stir well and cook, covered, for 5 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and garlic. Stir well and cook, covered, for 5 minutes.

Add the vegetable stock, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir well and simmer for approximately 30 minutes, or until the rind is well cooked.

Pairs Well With

Pasta, Rice, Mashed Potatoes, Creamy Polenta or with a side of flat bread or tortillas

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