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Dill Pickle Hummus Is A Tangy Twist On A Healthy Snack

Pickle fans will love this!

Millions of us made a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier in 2019. Maybe you even made a goal to ditch sugar and processed foods. If so, these recipes for dill pickle hummus will be right up your alley when your snack cravings come.

This simple hummus recipe is fresh and rich with flavor, yet it is also heart-healthy and made with all-natural ingredients. Plus, you can make it in under 5 minutes!

For this recipe from Turnip in the Oven, you will need a can of chickpeas, a jar of dill pickles, tahini, dill and lemons. You can blend the ingredients to a smooth consistency with a blender or food processor.

Turnip In The Oven

You can up the pickle flavor by including pickle juice straight from the jar. (While Turnip in the Oven uses only two tablespoons of the brine, Delish recommends using 1/4 cup — or twice as much — for a tangy, true pickle flavor). Delish also includes a pinch of red pepper flakes for added heat.

dill pickles jar photo
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If you’re looking to add even more protein to this healthy dip, consider following Davida’s lead over at The Healthy Maven. She includes three tablespoons of peanut butter in her dill pickle hummus. It sounds nuts (excuse the pun), but she swears by the flavor. Make sure you opt for all-natural peanut butter with no added ingredients if you are trying to avoid sugar and processed foods.

The Healthy Maven

Over at What Jew Wanna Eat, Amy makes her dill pickle hummus truly spicy thanks to the addition of roasted jalapeno and cumin. How good does that sound?

What Jew Wanna Eat

Amy also uses dried chickpeas, rather than canned, and she soaks them overnight in water and baking soda, which makes them double in size. This method will be a bit more time-consuming, but at least one taste tests showed that dried chickpeas have a much better flavor than ones that come straight out of the can.

Which one will you try first? Happy snacking!