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Quick-Pickled Watermelon

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 15 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1 1/2 cups rice wine vinegar

1/4 cup palm sugar

2 tablespoons fish sauce

2 dried Thai bird chiles

8 ounces watermelon flesh, cut into 1-inch cubes

Serving suggestions: cheeses, meats, crackers and dried fruit


  1. Add the rice wine vinegar, palm sugar, fish sauce and dried chiles to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Place the watermelon into a bowl over an ice bath. Once the liquid comes to a boil, pour over the watermelon and stir to combine until the mixture has cooled.
  2. Add to a platter of cheeses, meats, crackers, dried fruit, etc.