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Homemade Dill Pickle Dip

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Looking for a delicious and easy appetizer to serve up at your next party? Look no further than this Homemade Dill Pickle Dip Recipe! With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a dip that is packed full of flavor. Serve with some fresh veggies or chips, and your guests will be sure to love it!

Easy Homemade Dill Pickle Dip

Homemade Dill Pickle Dip

I recently thought of making Homemade Dill Pickle Dip when I happened to find Dill Pickle Popcorn at my local Aldi.

That stuff is SO good. I can hardly stay away from it! If you love all things Dill Pickle, you might know that it's hard to find dill snacks. There are a few brands which have always carried dill flavored products, but after having that new popcorn I decided to see if I could come up with some of my own delicious dill foods. I am excited to share this easy Dill Pickle Dip! 

Dill Pickle Seasoning

Dill Pickle Dip – Seasoning

First, you will need some Dill Pickle Seasoning. This dip recipe uses my homemade Dill Pickle seasoning.

If you don't have the ingredients for that, you can find Dill Pickle Seasoning online. However, any store-bought Dill Pickle seasoning may be stronger –or even less flavorful– than the homemade version linked above. So if you're using a store-bought seasoning, test taste the dip before you serve! 🙂

Since I wanted to make a few snacks and try out new Dill Pickle recipes in the coming weeks, I definitely wanted to make my own seasoning up.  

It's important to note, this Dill Pickle Seasoning is to flavor foods, rather than make your own dill pickles in the fridge! That's another recipe all together! 🙂

dry buttermilk for Easy Homemade Dill Pickle Dip

Add Dip Ingredients

After you have your dill seasoning prepared, you will need 1/4 cup of powdered buttermilk.

You can find Powdered Buttermilk in the baking section of your grocery store. It's usually around where the Biscuit Mixes are located.

What You Need:

  • 2 Tablespoons Homemade Dill Pickle Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Buttermilk Powder
  • 8 oz Sour Cream or Greek yogurt

A Couple Kitchen Hacks:

If you've never cooked with powdered buttermilk, I have to say you need to have this in your kitchen! This amazing stuff can go in pancakes, waffles, biscuits, and dip recipes. If I have it on hand I always add it to my flour for coating chicken before frying.

After I started making my own Homemade Ranch Seasoning, I realized how much flavor it adds to dips! It can also stretch out biscuit mix a little bit, which is nice if you're trying to get one last batch of pancakes out of a box of mix! We've all been there. 🙂

It's important to keep Powdered Buttermilk refrigerated after opening, and also refrigerate any dips which use it as an ingredient. I mark the date on my homemade dip mixes before they go into the fridge, so I don't have to guess at when they were made!

dill pickle seasoning with buttermilk

Mix your powdered buttermilk with the entire batch of Homemade Dill Pickle Seasoning. You can keep in a glass jar, seal and add the date and put the rest in the fridge for later.

You can also try adding a little garlic powder, pickle juice and even finely chopped dill pickle to make your dip really pop. Some people even like to add a little cream cheese.

I just label it as Homemade Dill Pickle Dip.

Dip  and Sour Cream not mixed in yet

To make one batch of dip, just add two Tablespoons of your Homemade Dill Pickle Dip Seasoning to 8 oz of sour cream.

For a healthier option, you can use Light Sour Cream, or even Plain No Fat Greek Yogurt.

The only difference with using Greek Yogurt –that I have noticed personally– is that Greek Yogurt just don't last as long in the fridge. While I can get at least 2 days out of a homemade sour cream based dip, the Greek Yogurt dip will be best on the day it's made. It does separate some if it's in the fridge, but just give it a good stir before serving.

Honestly, the kids can't even tell when dips are made with Greek Yogurt, and I love using it since it's a great source of fiber and typically has less fat content.  

Dill Weed in Garden

Growing Your Own Dill

If you are a Dill Pickle fanatic, consider growing your own Dill right in your garden! This herb is actually a great starter plant, and you can easily dry the dill to store for use in recipes. We also use it as a companion plant, since it's a plant that draws good insects like praying mantises and ladybugs. It also helps as a companion to Asparagus, Corn, Cucumbers, Onion, and Lettuce.

We have the Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 with the dehydrating feature, and it's great for drying our own herbs to store for later. 

We grow our own Dill in the garden but you can also find potted Dill to grow right in the kitchen. It's a fun project for the kids too! We've listed a couple herb kits available on Amazon if you're interested.

Easy Homemade Dill Pickle Dip On serving plate with pretzels

Tips & Tricks:

Here are some tips and tricks for making a delicious Homemade Dill Pickle Dip using your homemade dill pickle seasoning:

1. Season Gradually: Start by adding a small amount of your homemade dill pickle seasoning to the creamy base and mix well. Taste and adjust the seasoning gradually until you achieve the desired pickle flavor intensity.

2. Refrigeration Time: Allow the dip to chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. This gives the flavors a chance to meld together and develop a more robust pickle taste.

3. Tangy Additions: Enhance the tangy flavor by incorporating additional ingredients like a splash of pickle juice, lemon juice, or a touch of vinegar. This adds depth to the dip's profile.

4. Textural Elements: For added texture and crunch, consider mixing in finely chopped dill pickles or pickle relish. These add both flavor and a delightful contrast in texture.

5. Garlic and Onion: If your dill pickle seasoning doesn't already contain garlic and onion powder, consider adding a pinch of each to enhance the overall savory profile of the dip.

6. Fresh Herbs: Finely chopped fresh dill can enhance the dip's authenticity and provide an extra burst of herbaceous flavor. Stir in the fresh dill just before serving for optimal freshness.

7. Adjust Consistency: Depending on your preference, you can adjust the consistency of the dip. If you want a thicker dip, use more Greek yogurt or reduce the amount of liquid ingredients. If it's to thick add some pickle juice.

8. Pairings: Homemade dill pickle dip pairs wonderfully with a variety of dippables, such as potato chips, pretzels, vegetable sticks, and even breadsticks. Consider offering a mix of textures for a well-rounded snacking experience.

9. Let it Rest: If time permits, allowing the dip to rest in the refrigerator overnight can intensify the flavors even more, resulting in a truly satisfying dill pickle dip.

10. Garnish Creatively: Before serving, consider garnishing the dip with a sprinkle of additional dill pickle seasoning, chopped fresh dill, or even some finely chopped pickles. This not only adds visual appeal but also reinforces the dip's flavor.

12. Personalize: Feel free to get creative with the dip by adding ingredients like chopped chives, grated cheese, or even a hint of hot sauce for an extra kick. You can even try different types of pickles such as sweet or hot pickles. Turn this dip into a cheeseball by adding the cream cheese and placing it in plastic wrap and shaping it into a ball and refrigerate for an hour.

Remember that making dip is all about finding the balance of flavors that you enjoy. Taste as you go and make adjustments to suit your own palate. Enjoy your flavorful Homemade Dill Pickle Dip!

See Your Dill Pickle Dip Recipe Here!

Homemade Dill Pickle Dip

Dill Pickle Dip

This easy Dill Pickle Dip is great with veggies, chips, or along with burgers!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours 1 second
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes 1 second

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Homemade Dill Pickle Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Buttermilk Powder
  • 8 oz Sour Cream or Greek yogurt

Instructions

  1. Stir all ingredients in a mixing bowl until all dry ingredients are incorporated.
  2. Transfer to dip serving dish and chill, covered for 1-2 hours.
  3. If using Greek Yogurt, stir gently before serving to prevent any separating.
  4. Enjoy!

Notes

Follow link in post to Homemade Dill Pickle Seasoning!

Refrigerate leftovers.

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