Prepare yourself for a taste experience like no other! Today, we're taking the classic hummus recipe and giving it a fun variation with a zesty twist by incorporating the delightful flavors of dill pickles. With its burst of tanginess and creamy texture, this dill pickle hummus is sure to become a favorite for all dill pickle lovers.
With its burst of tanginess and creamy texture, this dill pickle hummus is sure to become a favorite for all dill pickle lovers.
You will need these simple ingredients to make this homemade hummus recipe
- garbanzo beans or white beans
- fresh garlic, minced
- dill pickles
- pickle brine
- fresh dill chopped
- extra-virgin olive oil
- dried dill weed
- sea salt
- black pepper
- ice water (if needed)
Optional garnish: sesame seeds, red pepper flakes
See recipe card for quantities
Step-by-step with photos
Step 1: Begin by placing all the ingredients in a bowl of a food processor. Pulse until they form a coarse paste-like consistency.
Step 2: As the ingredients blend, observe the consistency. If the mixture appears too thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water gradually until you achieve your desired texture.
Step 3: Once the hummus reaches a smooth and velvety consistency, transfer it to a serving bowl.
To enhance the presentation and add an extra burst of freshness, garnish the hummus with a sprinkle of fresh dill and a few diced dill pickles.
Serve your Dill Pickle Hummus with an assortment of vegetables, pita bread, or your favorite crackers.
Spicy Pickle Kick: For those seeking an extra burst of heat, add some diced jalapeños or a pinch of cayenne pepper to the original recipe. The combination of tangy pickles and spicy elements will take your hummus to a whole new level.
Herbs Galore: Experiment with an assortment of fresh herbs to add bursts of freshness and aromatic complexity. Consider incorporating finely chopped parsley, basil, or cilantro into the recipe.
For a unique twist, introduce a touch of sweetness by stirring in a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup. The sweet and tangy combination will leave your taste buds delightfully perplexed and craving more.
Tips for making this delicious dill pickle hummus
Achieve the perfect texture by controlling the amount of liquid you add. If you prefer a thicker hummus, use less water or pickle juice. For smoother hummus, gradually add small amounts of liquid until you reach your desired texture.
Don't be afraid to taste as you go. Adjust the seasonings to your preference by adding more dill, pickle juice, or salt.
After blending the ingredients, let the hummus rest for a few minutes before serving. This allows the flavors to mingle and develop, enhancing the overall flavor of the dip.
To keep your Dill Pickle Hummus fresh, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay flavorful and maintain its smooth texture for 5-6 days.
Yes, you can freeze Dill Pickle Hummus for longer-term storage. However, keep in mind that freezing may slightly alter the texture of the hummus. To freeze, transfer the dill pickle dip to a freezer-safe container, leaving some space for expansion. Seal the container tightly and label it with the date. When you're ready to enjoy it, thaw the frozen hummus in the refrigerator overnight and give it a good stir before serving.
Crisp and fresh veggies like sliced bell peppers, cucumber sticks, cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, and celery are perfect companions for the tangy pickle hummus and they make a healthy snack.
Warm, soft pita bread or pita chips are classic choices for dipping into hummus.
Crackers and Chips: Experiment with an assortment of crackers or chips for a burst of flavor and crunch. Try whole wheat crackers, multigrain chips, or even flavored tortilla chips.
Sandwiches and Wraps: This delicious hummus is a great addition as a spread on sandwiches or wraps for an extra burst of flavor. It pairs well with deli meats and grilled vegetables
Transform your salads by using Dill Pickle Hummus as a tangy dressing. Thin it out with a little water or olive oil to achieve a drizzleable consistency, and toss it with your favorite salad.
Certainly! You can use dried garbanzo beans to make this creamy dill pickle hummus recipe. Here's how to incorporate them into the recipe:
Start by soaking the dried garbanzo beans overnight or for at least 8 hours. Place them in a large bowl, cover them with water, and let them absorb the liquid.
Drain and rinse the soaked garbanzo beans. Transfer them to a pot or the instant pot with fresh water. Cook the beans in the pot for about 1 to 1.5 hours or 25 minutes in the instant pot.
Once the beans are cooked, drain them and rinse them with cold water to cool them down. This will stop the cooking process and make them easier to handle.
Proceed with the recipe by following the original instructions
Using dried garbanzo beans does require some extra time and preparation compared to using canned beans. Soaking and cooking the beans in advance will ensure they are soft and fully cooked, ready to be transformed.
Dill pickle humus
- food processor
- 1 can 15.5oz garbanzo beans rinsed and drained or white beans
- 2 cloves fresh garlic minced
- ½ cup dill pickles chopped
- ¼ cup pickle brine
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill chopped
- ¼ cup tahini
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1-2 tablespoons ice water if needed
- Begin by placing all the ingredients in a bowl of a food processor. Pulse until they form a coarse paste-like consistency,
- As the ingredients blend, observe the consistency. If the mixture appears too thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water gradually until you achieve your desired texture.
- Once the hummus reaches a smooth and velvety consistency, transfer it to a serving bowl.
- To enhance the presentation and add an extra burst of freshness, garnish the hummus with a sprinkle of fresh dill and a few diced dill pickles.
- Serve your Dill Pickle Hummus with an assortment of vegetables, pita bread, or your favorite crackers.