See this easy Dill Pickle Seasoning- to make your own homemade Dill Pickle snacks and more!
Homemade Dill Seasoning
I have been a life-long fan of dill pickles. I absolutely love them, and can even remember having those dill spears along with my meals as a small child.
While you can find store-bought dill products easily, one fun and different way to enjoy dill snacks and foods is to actually make your own!
Since this Dill Seasoning uses spices you probably have in the pantry, plus one or two extras, I totally recommend making your own! Dill goes great with so many dishes, if you’ve never tried it before!
You just need a few key ingredients. For the most part, you probably have these items in the pantry or spice cabinet. If you do canning, you may have citric acid but if you dont, you can find it on Amazon, at Walmart, and perhaps other larger grocery stores. Health food stores may also be a good place to check.
Remember, citric acid is also used in laundry and household cleaners, so it might be located on those store aisles. But you will actually want food grade, so be sure to check your label. 🙂 Linked below is an organic, food grade citric acid you can get on Amazon.
You will need:
- ground coriander
- kosher salt
- dried dill
- onion powder
- ground mustard
- citric acid (food grade)
- garlic powder
- dill seed
- vinegar powder
Optional: We used a mortal and pestle to crush the dill seed, but you can also use a small grinder. If you have an older coffee grinder you can dedicate to spices, this is a great thing to have available. You can also try to grind up in a small food processor or by crushing inside a secure bag, with a rolling pin.
I also decided to add some vinegar powder just to give it that extra sourness you get from eating a dill pickle. I recommend getting the apple cider vinegar powder. Unfortunately Amazon was out and I had to substitute for white vinegar powder but it was actually fine too.
Uses for Dill Seasoning:
The nice thing about mixing up your own Dill Pickle Seasoning is that you can actually use it for many types of recipes. Flavor dips, chicken, homemade crackers, and more!
We have enjoyed it lately on popcorn, and you can also season veggies for sides and snacks easily as well!
Mixing your Spices:
This spice mix is basically just that– combine everything and mix or shake! However, one important thing to remember is that you cannot just throw in the dill seeds. These will need to be crushed, or ground with a very fine grinder as mentioned above.
If you mix a lot of your own spices, a mortar and pestle might be a good investment! It’s actually pretty fun, and something you can let the kids do, along with explaining how this common tool was used throughout history!
I store my Dill Pickle Seasoning in a small jar along with an Herb Shaker Cap from Ball. The lid isn’t necessary but makes it so easy to use and scoop.
Using as Pickling Spice
When you use to season your favorite dishes, use this 1:1 instead of store-bought Dill Seasoning. If you prefer more a more tangy flavor, add 1/2 tsp Vinegar along with your mix!
You can also add 1/4 cup of powdered buttermilk to this recipe and changes it up a bit. You can then use it to coat chicken or even make your own dip. We will have those recipes coming up soon!
Print Your Recipe Here:
- 1 tablespoon ground coriander
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon citric acid
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dill seed
- 1/2 tsp White Vinegar Powder
- Mix spices well.
- In a spice grinder or with mortar and pestle, crush dill seeds
- Add to a sealed glass jar, label and date.
Add to your favorite dips, meats, popcorn and more!