Last Updated on 26th July 2022 by Pauline Loughlin
Adding dips is a great way to perk up your snacks. It adds contrast, brings texture, and enhances the flavor of your snacks. Simply put – dipping is just so much more fun.
Some of the best and most famous chip and dip combos are onion dip with potato chips, spicy hummus with pretzel chips, cream cheese with flaming hot Cheetos, dill pickle dip with crackers…the list is endless!
What to Dip in Dill Pickle Dip
Dill pickle dip is incredibly simple to make, great for sharing, and perfect for game day parties, holiday parties, etc.
Although dips are usually paired with tortilla chips or crackers, it is surprisingly great paired with pretzels, breadsticks, or baguette slices.
Other delectable options are veggies such as cucumber, celery, cherry tomatoes, or carrots if you want to keep things low carb.
If you have some leftovers, it will make a fantastic sandwich spread on a burger.
Leftovers can also be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container.
How to Make Dill Pickle Dip
It is always great to be able to search your pantry for a couple of simple ingredients and quickly prepare this dip in under 10 minutes.
You will need the following:
- Cream cheese – cream cheese is a mild-tasting cheese made from cow’s milk. It is versatile because of its subtle sweetness and smooth texture.
- Chopped dill pickles – pickles just make everything better. You can adjust the size of the cuts to your preference.
- Sour cream – this dairy product adds a tangy flavor to the dill pickle dip. Greek yogurt or buttermilk can be great substitutes, too!
- Garlic powder – boosts the flavor of your dip.
- Dill weed – dill is an herb in the celery family. It is used for flavoring food as a herb or spice.
- Dill pickle juice – you might want to save the juice the next time you open a jar of crispy pickles. Do pickles go bad?
- Salt and pepper to taste.
Cut the cream cheese into small portions. Stir cream cheese until smooth in a small bowl, then add the sour cream. We’ve got a great recipe for vegan sour cream.
Finely chop the small whole dill pickles as fine or chunky as you like. Stir in chopped dill pickles and dill weeds into the mixture.
Add the pickle juice in small increments until it meets your taste preference. Add some garlic powder to boost the flavor of your dip.
You can serve it right away or chill the dip for at least an hour. This will allow the cheese to thicken and for the flavors to blend well.
You can also use pickle juice to help soften the dip before serving. Just add one spoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
Health Benefits of Dill Pickle
You might be surprised that pickle juice has some health benefits. Naturally fermented pickles and their juice contain probiotics that can aid digestion. Probiotics are good bacteria that live in your body and help keep you healthy.
Some athletes attest that pickle juice is an excellent remedy for muscular cramps. Pickle juice contains salt and vinegar, which may help replenish electrolytes. It can also maintain the balance of the body’s fluid and help recover after exercise.
It helps blood sugar regulation, making it easier to curb one’s appetite. It’s a lot easier to lose weight when blood sugar is stable.
This dip is easy to store and take on the go. Don’t you just love good food? Impress your guests by making homemade chips an excellent healthy, crave-worthy snack paired with dill pickle dip.
Do not limit yourself to trying flavor enhancers that could go well with this dip. Here are some
- Diced onions, jalapeno, chili powder, or chopped peppers for extra spice!
- Worcestershire sauce to add a depth of flavor to your dip.
- Green onions, also known as scallions, add color to your dip, give it a fresh crunch, and help balance your flavors.
What to Eat with Dill Pickle Dip
The best part about this dip is that you can serve it with just about anything. This irresistible dip is a fantastic appetizer to make for potlucks, picnics, and even barbeques.
If you want this dip to be more of a hearty meal, this could be served with chicken kebabs or barbecued meats!
Exercise creativity and come up with a few tasty ways and tons of possible combinations to use dips that are not just dipping! Try with some friends for an added fun and exciting activity.
- Make a tasty tart. Dips can make a perfect base for tarts topped with favorite toppings of your choice.
- Pasta sauce. Add a twist to your pasta recipe by simply tossing your favorite dip with your choice of pasta right after you cook and drain it.
- Use as a pizza topping. Who says you can’t do so? Herbs add a hint of fresh and zesty flavor that would be mainly a good pizza topping. You can also use dips as a pizza base and get creative with the toppings.
I'm Pauline, a retired patisserie chef, mother of four and now a full time food blogger! When i'm not cooking i love long walks, reading thriller novels and spending time with my grandkids. Head to my about me page to learn more about the woman behind the food! You can find my Facebook here