Sunday, April 12, 2015

Pickle Dip

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. 

Pickle Dip
(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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  1. Fabulous idea for a dip! Cheers from Carole's Chatter

  2. Very nice pickle dip, came through #what'd do you do This weekend".
    Where can i get or make pickle juice, please help me.

    1. By pickle juice we just mean the liquid in the jar with the pickles :) (the brine)

  3. You Pickle Dip sounds mouthwatering, I can't wait to try it. I love olive dip so I think this will be a hit. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  4. Yum, I love pickles, I love dips, together they sound incredible! I'm pining this to give it a try soon. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday morning!