Some people who know me know that I have an alternate title. I’m not just Mrs. Big Flavors. To some, I’m known as the pickle queen. That’s pretty much because I’m addicted to pickles. I could eat a whole jar (maybe even two jars) of pickle slices in one sitting, without even skipping a beat. (How’s that for your sodium levels, I wonder?) I’m addicted to that briny, crunchy, dilly pickle. When I was little I only ate pickles that were wrapped into slices of bologna, then cut into bite-size pieces for easier eating. And, pickles have always been my favorite after-school or after-work, snack. Somehow I rationalize that it’s healthier to eat a bunch of pickles instead of reaching for that bag of chips when I need to satisfy a salty or crunchy craving.
But, don’t try to bring to bread-and-butter things near me. Ewwww, gross. Who invented that variety anyway? There’s nothing worse than reaching into the pickle tray at the holiday table, and munching on what you thought was a lovely dill spear. Only, it’s not a dill at all. It’s that imposter bread and butter pickle, with its sweet and pungent flavor. Eh, no thanks. This pickle queen does dill only.
Based on my undying love for the pickle, it only made sense that when I saw this dill pickle dip recipe on Pinterest, that it would be put into the Super Snackin’ Sunday rotation. It’s everything you would imagine chopped up pickles mixed into cream cheese with a handful of savory seasonings would taste like. It’s salty, creamy, dilly, and just delicious! Serve it up with some salty chips, pretzels, or even some pieces of baguette bread. If there’s any left after the game, which is unlikely, you could even spread it on top of some grilled hotdogs or burgers. It’s a perfect snack and condiment!
- I used a food processor to dice up the pickles, instead of using a knife. It was much faster!
- You can make this dip as thin or thick as you’d like. Simply add more or less pickle juice to suit your preferences. I just dumped everything from the food processor into the mixing bowl, and there was already some juice in there from dicing up the pickles.