I was browsing Pinterest a while back looking for St. Patrick's Day food ideas and came across this interesting looking Dill Pickle Dip over at Bare Feet In The Kitchen.
Sue is normally the pickle fan. She LOVES them.
When we were little and got to pick out a treat to bring on long family car trips - I would pick a chocolate bar or something similar but Sue ALWAYS chose a jar of pickles.
I mean... who chooses a jar of pickles as a treat?
Crazy people, that's who.
Anyway... even the non-pickle lovers will dig into this dip. It is deliciously different than the usual veggie or cracker dip. Plus.... it's perfect for St. Patrick's Day because it's green.
(Slightly adapted from Bare Feet In The Kitchen)
1 pkg (8 oz) light cream cheese, room temp
1 1/2 cups dill pickles, very finely chopped
1/4 cup pickle juice
1/4 cup onion, very finely diced
1/2 tsp dried dill
1 tsp dried parsley
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp black pepper
Place softened cream cheese into a mixing bowl. Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir until very well combined. (You can use a mix master if you want to but I found a wooden spoon did the trick.)
Cover and chill until ready to serve. (At least an hour so the flavors can blend - I found the next day it was even better.)
You can serve with veggies or crackers, or even baguette bread.
You can sprinkle a little more dill and parsley on top as a garnish, if desired.
A few other options for this dip: one of the ladies at my office spread this dip on a tortilla then rolled it up, chilled it, and sliced it.
It worked perfectly as an appie.
Another option: As a spread on top of hamburgers or hot dogs.
You an make it thinner by adding more pickle juice - or thicker by using less.
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