DON’T THROW AWAY THAT PICKLE BRINE!
Eating that last pickle can be a sad affair. Most of us, just, pour the leftover brine down the drain, but did you know that you are throwing away a jackpot of flavor? Here are several of my favorite ways to use leftover Tickle My Fancy Foods’ pickle brines.
First, you will need to sift the leftover brine and discard the solids. You will be left with a flavorful infused vinegar to work with!
Pickle brine is wonderful for creating a tasty drizzle for your greens! My go-to salad dressing recipe is simple, satisfying, and a staple recipe in my kitchen! Measurements will vary depending on portions, so I will list the ingredients as if you are using the remainder of the brine to make a mason jar’s worth of dressing to keep in your fridge. This dressing will last as long as it is refrigerated!
- 1/4 Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- The Juice from Half of a Lemon
- 1 Tablespoon of Dried Oregano or any Savory Herb
- 1 Teaspoon of Pink Himalayan Salt/Coarse Kosher Salt
- Freshly Ground Pepper to Taste
Make your dressing extra fancy by whisking in a tablespoon of pomegranate molasses or concentrate!
MAKE YOUR MAYONNAISE FANCY!
I use mayonnaise for many recipes… I, just, always have it on hand! Whether you are flavoring your mayo for a sandwich or using it for a spinach artichoke dip, pickle brine blended with mayonnaise will take your food to the next level!
Try Tickle My Fancy Foods pickle brine blended with mayonnaise in these dishes:
- Potato, Pasta, Chicken, and Seafood Salads
- Sandwiches and Burgers
- Deviled Eggs
- Various Dips
Instead of buying pickle brine mixers from the store, sift your leftover pickle brine to save time and money at the store! Pickle brine works well with the following cocktails and spirits:
- Bloody Marys
- Pickle Vodka Martinis
- Pickle-backs or Straight Whiskey
- Salty Pickle Brine with Tequila? Yes, Please
- Ginger Beer