If you know me or you’ve been reading for a while, you know I love dip. Since I was little I’ve been attacking dip bowls at family gatherings. I’ve also always been a fan of pickles, but I’ve never encountered pickle dip. I have seen it pop here and there on Pinterest and have pinned a few recipes, but have always been leery. Pickles and cream cheese? I couldn’t get myself to try it.
A couple of weeks ago a few friends were talking about a pickle dip that one of them made at a get together. My ears perked up. I checked the recipes I had pinned and compared them to the one she provided. I loved hers since it was so simple. Two ingredients. That’s it! I figured I would give it a go and if I needed to add something to it, I could. Well, nothing needs to be added to this simple, yet tasty dip. The pickle juice lightens the cream cheese and makes it resemble a sour cream based dip. Since I always have these ingredients in my house it’s the perfect thing to whip up for a last minute get together. It can also be extremely dangerous since I could whip up a batch for myself at any given time!
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup dill pickle juice
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups grated dill pickles, about 6 or 7 whole dill pickles
Place cream cheese in a medium bowl and stir with a spoon to soften a bit. Gradually add pickle juice until desired consistency is reached. You may not need the entire amount. Add grated pickles and stir. Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight to allow the flavor to develop.
Source: Angie Snow