Garlic-Dill Pickle Dip

 

Are you tired of the same old sour cream & onion chi dip for your party? Are you a lover of garlic dill pickles? Well then, you need to get on the dill pickle dip bus!

As you no doubt are aware, homemade dill pickles have a complex flavor which can be tailored according to your own preferences. And they are probiotic. Early on they tend to have more nuanced flavors, and as months pass, they get increasingly sour. (Note: you can certainly substitute sour dill pickles with any vinegar pickle of your liking for this recipe.)

They get softer too, which makes a recipe like this such a great use for those older pickles – that is, if you even have the willpower to hang on to any for that long. Whether they are crisp, medium, or downright mushy (but still taste good), this recipe works great!

What makes my recipe even more delicious and probiotic is the use of my homemade kefir sour cream. It is so rich and creamy! But have no fear, if you don’t make your own, you can certainly use any store version of sour cream. My kefir sour cream recipe is easy to make and is explained in my kefir butter & buttermilk post.

With no further ado, here’s my recipe:

Yield: 16 oz. (around 4 cups)

Shelf life: About a week, refrigerated

Equipment:

  • Knife & cutting board
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups & spoons
  • Whisk or large fork for mixing
  • For fermentation of pickles: airlock lids & weights

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (8 oz.) kefir sour cream (or other sour cream)
  • 1 cup finely chopped/ petite diced garlic dill pickles, + 2 TBSP to garnish
  • 1/4 cup pickle brine
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped / petite diced
  • 1 oz. fresh dill (about 6-8 fronds), finely chopped or minced, reserve a frond for garnish; (can sub dill with 1 tsp dried dillweed)
  • 2 TBSP mayo (not required)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Optional: 1 large jalapeno, finely chopped, reserve some for garnish
  • Optional: squeeze of lemon juice or splash of white wine vinegar

Directions:

1.) Prep all the ingredients as described above

2.) Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly in bowl (except the garnish items)

3.) Garnish the dish as desired, cover and refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the flavors to meld. Enjoy!

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