This dill pickle vinaigrette is a simple salad dressing recipe made with leftover pickle juice. The ultimate dressing for pickle lovers!
Where my pickle fans at?!?! Holla atcha girl.
What do pickles, bacon, and Bon Jovi have in common?
I get that this sounds like the opening to a really bad Dad joke, but I promise (or regret?) that it's not. What they do have in common though, is you either love 'em or you hate 'em. There's no in between when it comes to a kosher dill or JBJ.
You can take the bacon and (please God) Bon Jovi, but the pickles...they're with me. You know that scene in Bridesmaids where Megan has a van full of puppies. Yeah, that's how I feel about pickles.
- dill pickle vinaigrette
- dijon mustard
- olive oil
- garlic powder
- dried dill
Combine 1 ½ cups dill pickle juice, 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, ¼ cup olive oil, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon of dried dill to a pickle jar, or jar with resealable lid.
Shake to combine, and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- Olive oil will solidify in the refrigerator. Let the dressing sit on the counter for a few minutes before using to let it liquify.
- If you prefer a richer dressing, add an extra ¼ cup of olive oil.
- Make a creamy version of this dressing that uses avocado!
My dressing looks lumpy out of the refrigerator. What happened?
The olive oil in the dressing will solidify when it is refrigerated, so this can give the dressing a clumpy, lumpy look. Let the dressing sit on the counter for a few minutes before using to help it liquify.
How long does this dressing last?
The dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Money-Saving Tips for this Dill Pickle Vinaigrette:
- Use dried spices. I almost always have dried dill and garlic powder stashed away somewhere in my spice drawer. Plus, they can be a cost-effective way to add more flavor.
- Buy store brand. The store brand and name brand Dijon mustards have an almost identical flavor. Opt for the store brand to save a few extra cents.
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