How to Make Pickle Guacamole

To anyone who is reading the title of this blog and thinking “JAX, how dare you?” all I can say is: Hear me out.

The salty, vinegary juice in a pickle jar is called “brine,” and it has an incomparable, sour flavor. As a matter of fact, pickle brine isn’t far off from lemon or lime juice, the acidic juices traditionally used in guacamole. And, as you all know, I have an undying love for trying new things with guacamole.

If you’re a guacamole enthusiast like me, you’ll be interested to know that I’m offering three different ways to enjoy pickle guacamole — admit it, you’re curious.

Related: If you’re into guacamole with seeds, you should check out five of our favorite recipes featuring pomegranate, pumpkin, and sesame seeds.

Gettin’ Juicy With It

Most common guacamole recipes call for lemon or lime juice to add a flavorful, acidic kick that will also help your guac stay green longer. But as an alternative to citrus juice, take a walk on the wild side and use pickle brine from a jar of dill or sandwich pickles.

To get started, try this simple pickle juice guacamole recipe:

  • 2 ea. Avocados From Mexico, mashed
  • 1-1/2 T. pickle brine
  • 1/2 c. red onion, diced
  • 1/2 c. jalapeños, diced
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Cilantro to taste

Mix all the ingredients together and serve with tortilla chips. Congratulations: You’ve just made pickle guacamole history.

Pro Tip: While pickles seem to last forever, avocados don’t. Check out this tip for slowing down the ripening process so guacamole can stay on the menu.

A New Use for Pickle Chips

I do love a good tortilla chip — but I also love adventure. As an alternative to tortilla chips, pita bread, or veggies, try pairing fried pickle chips with your next bowl of guac to keep the crunch while bringing a new flavor to the table. You can also use juicy dill pickles as dippers — they’ll add a crisp and tart aftertaste to every bite of guacamole.

My recommendation? Scoop up this BBQ guacamole with pickles for a unique fusion of sweet, saucy, and spicy.

Garnish That Guac

To add a unique layer of pizzazz to your guacamole, pickles are the perfect choice. Simply dice up some dill or sweet pickles and mix them right into your dip, like we did with this dill pickled guacamole. Miniature pickles are also a tasty companion to this everything-but-the-bagel guac, which doesn’t really have everything until you add pickles.

And there you have it: all the inspiration you need to explore the brave new world of pickle guacamole. While you’re busy drooling over your new favorite combo, I’ll be busy thinking up the next big thing in guacamole — and sharing it with you.

For even more uniquely irresistible guacamole, check out our guacamole recipes page.

By Avocados From Mexico February 03, 2020

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