One last minute idea for a holiday appetizer if you’re still looking for something unique and delicious. Dill pickle fans beware, this is addictive! Of course, I had to make this as a trial run, before taking it to my Mother-in-law’s house on Thanksgiving. Trust me, it didn’t last long. My girlfriend, her daughter and myself gobbled (get it?) it up quickly!
I seen this recipe on Pinterest and noticing how many times it has been re-pinned I knew it had to be a keeper.
I’m a huge dill pickle fan and can my own each summer. If there is one brand that I do buy though it is Claussen brand dill pickles. Specifically the hearty garlic pickles. They are so good, I can eat a half a jar at one sitting. (Also, if you have not tried the Claussen Hot and Spicy dill pickles you must, they actually have some heat to them unlike other brands!). For this recipe I used the hearty garlic pickles.
I use pickle juice and olive oil as a salad dressing quite often, I’m telling you I love pickles. So, when this called for pickles and some pickle juice I knew I would love it. As the author of this recipe states, you may want to make a double batch if you have a love for dill pickles. Let’s get pickled now shall we? 😉
Dill Pickle Dip
8 oz. package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 c. finely chopped dill pickles
1/4 c. finely chopped sweet onion
1/4 c. pickle juice
1 t. dried dill weed
1/2 t. kosher salt
pinch black pepper
Using a spoon, press into the cream cheese to make smooth and pliable. Add the remaining ingredients and thoroughly combine. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate an hour before serving.Serve with pretzels, veggies or crackers.Dip can be stored, tightly covered, for up to a week. It may loosen up a bit, just stir to combine. You probably won’t have any to refrigerate so don’t worry about this step 😉
*Other uses: On a bun with a hamburger or any sandwich that you would add pickles too. The possibilities are endless.
As I stated I found this recipe on Pinterest and it lead me to this link, she states she got the recipe from someone else too. I guess it’s just one of those that is good enough, it gets passed around all over! This version, which I only added 1 more tablespoon of pickle juice, is great.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone! Enjoy your family, your holiday and say a prayer for our troops that cannot be home this holiday. See you next week! xoxo