What’s one of our biggest weaknesses? Fancy juices.
Whether it’s green leaf juice or fruit juice, sometimes people find themselves adding pickle juice to their favorite juice beverages.
Lucky for you, we’re sharing one of our favorite green juices with pickles. Scroll on to get our recipe and read about more things to do with your leftover pickle juice.
10 Uses for Leftover Pickle Juice
If you love pickles and you can’t stand to see them go to waste, don’t get sad when you eat the last one. There are countless ways to enjoy that delicious pickle taste if you get creative with the leftover liquid.
According to the One Good Thing blog, American households go out and buy pickles every 53 days. More than 67% of all homes are eating pickles. Can you imagine how much pickle juice that amounts to?
If you’re one of the Americans who consumes more than 9 pounds of pickles a year, this blog post will tell you everything your leftover pickle juice can do for you and so much more.
Below we give you six recipes to savor the pickle flavor. Before we get to that, there are also other benefits to saving leftover pickle juice as well. Most people prefer to drink it, and we’re a strong advocate of that, but:
Here are some leftover pickle juice hacks to try when you’re in a pinch:
- If you’ve all of a sudden just realized you’re out of vinegar, reach for the leftover pickle juice. It’s a substitute for vinegar in soups, salad dressing, and any other recipe.
- Did you know that leftover pickle juice acts as an excellent meat tenderizer and often results in especially mouthwatering meats? Keep those steaks and pork chops in mind.
- Since there is a high amount of vinegar and salt content in pickle juice, it makes an efficient weed killer.
- You can also use leftover pickle juice to bring blackened copper pans back to life by using pickle juice to make them sparkle again. Also, try cleaning your grill with pickle juice and see how much easier those charred pieces are to scrape off.
Here are those six recipes we promised you earlier.
6 Recipes for Leftover Pickle Juice
Pickle juice is one of those ingredients you find in your refrigerator and get super excited about. You can use it to make meals even better and give your dishes some flavor and a lot of zings.
- Use leftover pickle juice to brine hard-boiled eggs, garlic, onions or any other soft vegetables like carrots and artichokes. You can also use can veggies as well.
- Make your barbeque sauce more tantalizing with a tablespoonful of pickle juice.
- When you’re in a pinch, you can mix pickle brine, diced pickles, and heavy cream to make a surprisingly delicious soup.
- Liven up your boiled potatoes with a decent amount of leftover pickle juice. If you’re a fan of a little zing of vinegar, this is something you have to try.
- Give “Jewish Deli Bread” a go. Its secret weapon is dill pickle juice. It gives the bread a beautiful tang and a flawless moist texture.
- Have you ever wondered why your Bloody Mary sometimes comes with a pickle? That’s because the slightly sour zing it gives your drink is one of the best parts of the entire experience. Try adding a Tablespoon of leftover pickle juice to your Michelada or Bloody Mary and let us know what you think!
Why You Should Drink Leftover Pickle Juice
After reading this, we hope we’ve increased your curiosity about all the ways you can enjoy leftover pickle juice, whether you’re a big fan or you’re just trying it for the first time. Pickle juice can be enjoyed in so many different ways. You can straight up drink it. Some people swear by it. You can use it for cleaning hacks, make soup, and enhance your meals. The possibilities are endless.
Not sure if pickles are your thing?
Visit us at your local grocery store and give them all a try. Kosher Pickles, Baby Dills or SweetHeat Bread and Butter Chips might be your thing. You never know until you try. We also have a ton of recipes on our website that call for pickles, leftover pickle juice, and pickle brine.
Browse through them and let us know which leftover pickle juice recipe is your favorite! For example, this Avocado Green Pickle Salsa recipe is off the charts and super easy to make. It’s one of our best-kept secrets.
Pickles have been on the Earth for about 4,000 years, and they were obviously meant to stay. However, unfortunately, we do not sell our pickle juice. The truth is it will never be as good as it is with the pickles in the jar. If you couldn’t help yourself and you drank the juice first, causing your pickles to become dried-out, you can try blending the juice and pickles. Once that’s done, start straining it. That should do the trick.