When we tell people that we love pickles more than just about anything, we often find they assume that we just mean we like pickles with cheese and crackers or perhaps on a sandwich. When we tell them that we absolutely adore pickles in just about any dish we can possibly include them in, no matter the kind, we discover that most people we know don’t even realize just how many delicious pickle recipes there actually are out there, nor how diverse and ingredient they really can be! We, on the other hand, keep our eyes constantly peeled for awesome new ways to enjoy our favourite food in new, deliciously creative ways.
Just in case you love pickles as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best pickle based snacks and dishes we’ve come across in our searches (and, for the most part, tried and loved)!
1. Salami and cream cheese pickle roll ups
Are you the kind of busy, quick snacker who adores being able to make fast lunches that are still at least a little bit healthy and also have your favourite foods in them? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Pip and Ebby made these mouth watering salami and cream cheese pickle roll ups in just a few simple steps. Our kids love it when we make these as a quick snack between their school day and the sports they play in the evening.
2. Dill pickle grilled cheese
One of our very favourite parts of having learned how to cook for ourselves, even when we’re making the simplest dishes, has been gaining the ability to customize classic dishes so that they contain our very favourite ingredients. After all, there’s nothing wrong with putting a simple twist on more traditional snacks if it means making them taste even better! That’s why we were so darn excited when we found this delicious pickle grilled cheese recipe featured on BS in The Kitchen.
3. Buffalo pickle chips
If you’ve ever tried fried pickles before then you already know just how delicious they taste when they’re battered, warm, and served with sauce. We have a feeling, then, that you’ll enjoy this Buffalo pickle chips recipe outlined step by step on Whitney Bond very much indeed! They show you how to bread your pickle slices, spice them to perfect, and make a deliciously creamy dip to complement them as well.
4. Fried pickle poppers
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about dried pickles but you can’t help but wonder whether there are other unique recipes out there that will let you enjoy whole fried pickles but also possibly put an exciting twist on a snack you already know you love? Then you simply must take a look at how Host The Toast made this fantastic snack that’s a perfect cross between a fried pickle and a jalapeno popper.
5. Dill pickle dip
Have you ever had store brand dill pickle dip that’s packed full of creamy, dill laden flavour and lets you transform your regular salted chips into something even more delicious? Well, we’re huge fans of the store bought kind as well, so imagine how excited we were when we realized that there was a recipe out there to help us make a homemade version that’s even better! Get the full ingredients list and mixing instructions on Spabettie.
6. Dill pickle soup
Okay, even we will acknowledge that pickle soup definitely sounds like the kind of dish a storybook might talk about as a made up meal, but that we until we found this actual pickle soup recipe outlined step by step on BS in The Kitchen and decided to wing it by giving it a try! We can assure you that we’re extremely glad we did, because it’s actually incredibly delicious and has now made it into our regular rotation of delicious dinner options that we’ll make for our family during the week.
7. Homemade pickle relish
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about recipes and dish ideas that you can buy in stores but that will usually taste even better if you make them yourselves? Well, if you’ve ever been a relish fan, then Epicurious has some very good news for you indeed! Their recipe is so packed full of flavour that we feel the need to warn you that you might actually go back to buying your pickle relish from the store once you’ve tried this recipe.
8. Dill pickle potato salad
There are nearly countless ways to make potato salad out there and we find that just about everyone we know who really enjoys it has their own special twist or way to make it, but we knew we’d found our new favourite version of the classic dish the moment we scrolled by this recipe from Crunchy Creamy Sweet! They show you how to make a delicious potato salad that got a perfect texture and a light taste… with the exception of their added dill and pickles.
9. Pickle infused vodka
Just in case we really caught your attention when we started talking about hilariously novelty sounding pickle recipes that you probably won’t find in stores or on the average restaurant menu, here’s another awesome idea that’s so wacky it just might be worth trying, even if it doesn’t appeal to you right away! Foodiecrush guides you step by step through the process of making your very own infused vodka that’s flavoured with- you guessed it- pickles.
10. Unfried everything pickles
Have you been thinking about the idea of fried pickles as you scroll since we first mentioned them much earlier on our list but you are actually trying to watch your calorie intake each month so you’re not quite sure that eating something quite so fried is the best idea for you right now? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Recipe Diaries made this irresistible baked version! We love the way they seasoned them on the outside the same way you would to make “everything” bagels, for an extra unique taste.
11. Lemon pickles
Do you actually love pickles so much that you started learning how to make your very own batches so you can have them whenever you please? Well, just in case you haven’t already discovered this yourself, the other amazing party of learning how to make your own pickles is the fact that you can start experimenting with your own flavour twists and customizing how they’re prepared to make them taste different! This delicious vegetarian Indian dish that results in lemon infused pickles is the perfect example of what we mean. See how it’s made in full detail on Veg Recipes of India.
12. Pickle brined fried chicken
Have you always wondered whether the pickle brine that your jar of dill pickles comes soaked in can be used even after the pickles have all been eaten up because you’re the kind of cooking enthusiast who loves using every part of things and hates wasting if it can be avoided? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how The Primitive Palate made this absolutely mouth watering dried chicken by using dill pickle brine in the preparation process.
13. Bacon wrapped pickles
Are you actually still thinking about how much you love the novelty pickle recipes that almost even sound a little bit “weird”, so you’re still scrolling through our list hoping to come across something that looks like you might find it on the menu of a gourmet restaurant, just to give the friends you invite to your next dinner party a special treat? Well, if you’re all meat lovers, then we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Dancing Through the Rain made these delicious bacon wrapped pickles that give you a wildly unique flavour experience with each bite.
14. Kool-Aid dill pickles
Just in case you haven’t had quite enough “novelty” or “weird” pickle recipes yet for your taste, or in case you’re trying to stockpile as many quirky ideas as you can so you always have something cool on hand, here’s another totally wacky recipe that only the biggest pickle lovers we know have tried! Check out HGTV to learn more about how these Kool-Aid dill pickles were made. Yes, they really are exactly what they sound like… and we’re pleased to tell you that they’re really not bad at all!
15. Barbecue pickles
Have you always been the kind of snack lover who enjoys flavours and recipes that are both sweet and salty at the same time? Well, we’re actually pretty big fans of that kind of taste as well, so we honestly can’t say we blame you! We also have a feeling that you, like us, just might get a big kick out of the way Culinaria balanced out the salty dill flavour of the pickle brine with delicious barbecue sauce, which tends to be a little on the sweeter side even though it’s commonly used with meat and other savoury dishes.
Do you know a fellow DIY enthusiast who is great in the kitchen and who loves pickles just as much as we do, if not more? Share this post with them so they can try all of these creative new ways to prepared and enjoy their favourite thing!