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Pickled Cucumelon, Mexican Sour Gherkin

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“Cucamelon, Cucumelon, Mexican sour gherkin, Mouse Melon or Mexican Sour Cucumber, Melothria scabra is a herbaceous climber in the cucumber family (Cucurbitaceae) is grown for its tiny edible fruit that looks just like a miniature striped watermelon.”
2 half pints

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place cucamelon in a small bowl sprinkle with salt and top with ice cold water chill for 2 hours.
  2. Rinse and drain.
  3. Heat water, wine vinegar seeds turmeric, epazote and honey to a boil in a nonreactive saucepan. Remove from heat.
  4. To your sterilized jars, add raspberry leaves and cilantro, mouse melons, garlic and chili`s. Top with hot brine and seal in a hot water bath for 10 minutes.
  5. Give it a couple days for flavors to meld. Or save for entertaining. Serve along side olives with cute toothpicks.

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