Watermelon Rind Stir Fry 


Looking for a way to use watermelon rind? Enjoy it in this easy weeknight stir fry recipe! It tastes like a cucumber and is perfectly complemented with peanut sauce.  Reduce food waste and have dinner ready in just 20 minutes!

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Ingredients Needed

For base: – 2–3 cups watermelon rind – 2–3  carrots – 1 TBS  oil   – 2 scallions For peanut sauce: – 3 TBS peanut butter – 1 inch knob of ginger – 1 TBS maple syrup – 2 TBS soy sauce  – Juice 1/2 medium lime – Pinch red pepper flakes

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Peel the dark green skin off of the rind. Slice the white part of the rind and the carrots into matchsticks. Slice scallions into rounds, dividing the green and white portions (we’ll use both).


Add oil to a skillet over medium-high. Add rind and carrots and begin to cook, stirring, for 5-6 minutes. Add white scallions, saving the green tops for garnishing.


Make the peanut sauce by combining in a medium bowl peanut butter, ginger, maple syrup, soy sauce/tamari, lime juice, and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine and add a splash of water.


Pour peanut sauce and reduce heat to low. Let cook for 2-3 minutes, until the sauce becomes sticky. Serve green scallions, lime wedges, peanuts, fresh herbs, sesame seeds, and cooked rice.


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