Amazing viral TikTok watermelon skins salad recipe

Tarbooz Ki Sabji – vegan curry watermelon rinds salad

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This amazing viral TikTok watermelon rinds salad recipe, or tarbooz ki sabji as it’s also known, is a great and delicious way to use up all of the watermelon. 

The Indian kitchen is amazing at never letting any food go to waste and this watermelon rinds salad is a great example of that. 

If you’re like me, you’ve probably spent most of your life eating the juicy watermelon meat and throwing away the skins. But that’s all about to change because this easy recipe is not just low in calories and packed with healthy nutrients, it’s also so tasty and unusual. 

When I first saw this recipe it immediately grabbed my attention. I love trying new recipes and coming up with my own twists, and this is my take on Tarboosh Ki Sabji or watermelon rinds salad. It’s loaded with seasonings and so much better than 

What’s great about this Tiktok Watermelon rinds salad recipe:

  • Just about everything
  • Tasty and loaded with flavours
  • Easy to make
  • Reduces food waste
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Soy free
  • Healthy
  • Low-calorie
  • Unusual and very tasty

Do I have to use sesame seeds in this watermelon skins salad recipe?

No, if you are allergic to sesame seeds, or just don’t like them or have them in your home, you can simply leave them out. The sesame seeds ads a little nutty flavour and crunch to the salad that I love, but they can easily be left out of you prefer. 

Preparing your watermelon skins salad

First step to making Tarbooz Ki Sabji is to wash and rinse your watermelon well. You want the skins to be completely clean. I like to use organic watermelon, so I know it’s free of pesticides…but I still recommend cleaning the watermelon skin before using it. 

Step 1. Wash the watermelon in your sink and rinse it well

Step 2. Carefully cut the watermelon and place the watermelon meat in a bowl (or eat it)

Step 3. Cut the green watermelon skins into 1-inch chunks and cook them in a large pot of boiling water for 30-minutes. This step is important to soften the watermelon rinds and make them edible. 

Now, you’re ready to make the TikTok watermelon rinds salad recipe. Let’s dive into it:

Instructions

  • Wash the watermelon in your sink and rinse it well. Remove the watermelon meat and place it in a bowl to be used another time. 
  • Cut the watermelon rinds or skins into 1-inch chunks and cook them in boiling water for 30-minutes. Once the watermelon rinds have cooked, carefully remove them from the water.
  • Next, heat olive oil in a non-stick pan and add curry powder, ground coriander, ground cumin, turmeric, salt, minced garlic and sesame seeds. Let the spices cook for a minute before adding the cooked watermelon rinds. Stir to combine, until all the rinds are coated in seasoning. Let the rinds cook for 3-5 minutes. Top with chopped cilantro or basil and serve.Enjoy. 

Amazing viral TikTok watermelon skins salad recipe

Tarbooz Ki Sabji – vegan curry watermelon rinds salad
This amazing viral TikTok watermelon skins salad recipe, or tarbooz ki sabji as it’s also known, is a great and delicious way to use up all of the watermelon. 
The Indian kitchen is amazing at never letting any food go to waste and this watermelon rinds salad is a great example of that. 
Course Salad
Cuisine Indian
Keyword vegan
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Author Simone – Munchyesta.com

Ingredients

  • 1 Watermelon – Rinds/Skins Cut into 1-inch dices
  • 1 tbsp Curry Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Ground Turmeric Powder
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 bunch Fresh Cilantro or Fresh Basil Chopped

Instructions

  • Wash the watermelon in your sink and rinse it well. Remove the watermelon meat and place it in a bowl to be used another time. 
  • Cut the watermelon rinds or skins into 1-inch chunks and cook them in boiling water for 30-minutes. Once the watermelon rinds have cooked, carefully remove them from the water.
  • Next, heat olive oil in a non-stick pan and add curry powder, ground coriander, ground cumin, turmeric, salt, minced garlic and sesame seeds. Let the spices cook for a minute before adding the cooked watermelon rinds. Stir to combine, until all the rinds are coated in seasoning. 
    Let the rinds cook for 3-5 minutes. Top with chopped cilantro or basil and serve.
    Enjoy. 

Looking for more easy warm salad recipes? Try my amazing spicy black beans zucchini salad or my easy Mediterranean couscous salad

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