Watermelon Rind Stir Fry

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Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
There is no need to compost your watermelon rind – you can eat it! The next time you buy a whole watermelon, reserve the rind for this ingenious recipe! The rind will soften and quickly absorb the flavour of your sauce. Add shrimp, tofu or chicken for an extra protein boost!



  1. Heat sesame oil in a wok over high heat. Add the watermelon rind and carrots and stir fry, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes. Let sit over high heat for 1 additional minute without stirring.
  2. Add the chives and stir to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, fish sauce, garlic and ginger.
  4. Pour the sauce over the watermelon rind and cook, stirring, 30 seconds to 1 minute until fragrant.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish. Add the basil, cilantro, and mint, tossing to combine. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes, if desired, and serve as a side dish.
Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Rind Stir Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 82 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.3g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 543mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 14.1g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6%
Sugars 6.1g
Protein 1.6g 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Recipe Provided by Industry Partner, The National Watermelon Promotion Board

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