Calling all pickle lovers! A tangy and creamy dill pickle salad dressing recipe made with pickle juice, avocado, and olive oil. #paleo #vegan #glutenfree #healthy
Did anyone else notice the little heart in the picture above. Legend has it that only those who truly love pickles are able to see it.
And that’s when we will learn who will be totally disgusted or totally on board with today’s recipe. I’m not here to judge, but if you don’t like pickles you’re doing life wrong.
This is coming from the girl who ate pickle sandwiches. As in just bread, a little bit of mayo, and a mountain of dill chips. The ladies at the deli station in our college dining hall looked at me like I was crazy. They must have had x-ray vision or something, cuz they got that ish spot on.
And being the crazy non-food wasting kinda gal I am, I didn’t want to belittle this jar of precious liquid gold to the kitchen sink. A couple of swigs in (no shame), it came to me.
You put vinegar in a salad dressing, so why not pickle juice?! No more brines left behind.
You could easily use the leftover pickle juice with some olive oil and a squirt of Dijon straight in the pickle jar, but I wanted to make something a little more cray cray to better personify my status in the realm of pickle love. Because making sandwiches and salad dressings out of them clearly wasn’t enough. So I added some creaminess with a guest performance by my friend avocado to really put this green tang of thang over the edge.
- 1½ cups dill pickle juice
- 1 ripe avocado
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- In a food processor, combine avocado, and pickle juice. Run processor until smooth and creamy.
- With processor running on low, stream in olive oil through the shoot until combined.
adapted from Back To Her Roots
I used my favorite pickles that I shared on instagram a while back, since there’s no added preservatives or additives which is hard to find in the pickle aisle.
Most contain some sort of coloring and funky preservatives, so I thank the pickle universe that they finally gave me one I can worship. Especially since they’re the same price! But feel free whatever pickle tickles your fancy!
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