9 Surprising Things to Do with Leftover Pickle Juice
We promise, none of them are gross
You crushed that container of half-sour pickles in under a week. But don’t just dump the juice and recycle the jar. Here, nine ways to repurpose the brine.
USE IT AS A MEAT TENDERIZER
Makes for a tasty (and almost calorie-free) marinade for chicken…or steak.
OR A VEGGIE PICKLER
Leftover baby carrots, sliced red onions, whatever. Toss 'em in a jar in the fridge with the leftover juice, wait two days and voilà! Delicious sandwich fixings.
SUB IT IN FOR VINEGAR WHEN YOU MAKE GAZPACHO
Or any recipe where vinegar is required. (Really.)
ADD IT TO MAC AND CHEESE FOR EXTRA ZIP
Swirl it in when you’re mixing in the creamy cheese.
USE IT IN POTATO SALAD THAT COULD USE A BIT OF A KICK
Just add it straight into the mayo.
OR TO TOP OFF YOUR BLOODY MARY
Trust us, a little (read: a tablespoon) goes a long way.
MIX IT INTO HUMMUS (OR YOUR OWN PICKLE DIP)
It’ll pump up the tanginess, whether it’s store-bought or your own recipe.
TRY IT AS A PET-FRIENDLY WEED KILLER
It’s as simple as putting leftover juice in a spray bottle and spritzing it on your dandelions.