When you’ve plucked all the pickles from the pickle jar, don’t pitch the juice! People, that pickle juice is liquid gold. Instead of tossing it out, put your pickle juice to good use in these delicious recipes.
“Like most brined recipes, the payoff is in the texture and moisture content and not necessarily in the taste,” says Chef John. “Having said that, these did have a nice little twang. So the next time you have nothing left in the pickle jar but the juice, you now know what to do.”
A splash or two of pickle juice gives this dressing a delightful tangy boost.
With buttermilk and dill pickle juice, this slaw is tangy times two! “It goes well with just about anything from fried fish to hamburgers,” says ROXY24, “and is to-die-for on a pulled pork sandwich.”
“Dill pickle lovers this one’s a keeper,” says bd.weld. “Whether you use chips, crackers or spread it on a burger, this is great.” For a low-fat version, try a splash of pickle juice in Ultra Low-Fat Dill Pickle Dip
Pickle juice is a terrific brine for marinades. “It may sound strange, but it’s a winner,” says Karen. “Marinate center-cut pork chops in the pickling liquid of store-bought dill pickles.”
Pickle juice is the secret sauce for 5-star Bloody Mary recipes. Here’s one that has a Cajun kick.
“I’m a big fan of pickles, so this jumped right out at me when I stumbled across it,” says lovestohost. “It was easy to make and uses pantry staples.”
Horseradish, cider vinegar, and a couple splashes of pickle juice combine with fresh tarragon, Dijon, and mayo in these spicy, sweet deviled eggs.
“Like a dirty martini, but with pickle juice,” says acpazian. “If you like pickles, you’ll love this!”
“No sweet relish here,” says Sharon Springer Andrews. “The pickle juice replaces lemon juice for acidity and tang. So simple and worth the little bit of time.” Try it with Beer Batter Fish Made Great.