9 Pickle Appetizer Ideas

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Pickles are a tangy food you can make delicious savory appetizers with.

You can make pickle dips, bacon wrapped pickles, pickle “boats”, pickle bites, or Cuban fries for your next pickle appetizer.

Dill Pickle Hummus

Dill pickle hummus has a hint of pickle undertone in hummus. You can serve hummus with pita bread, raw vegetables, bread, or crackers.

Dill pickle hummus is made by combining chick peas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic powder, diced dill pickles, diced onions, and dill weed in a food processor.

You can thin out the hummus with a bit of water. Garish by drizzling some olive oil on top, with a bit of paprika, and parsley.

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Bacon Cream Cheese Pickles

Bacon cream cheese pickles are creamy, crispy, and melt in your mouth!

You can make them at home by cutting a pickle into bite sized pieces, with the center seeds removed.

This acts as the hollowed out portion of the pickle.

Cream cheese is lumped into the hollowed out part of the pickle, and then it’s wrapped in bacon.

You can make these ahead of time, and then bake them for 10 minutes in the oven right before serving.

Dill Pickle Cheese Ball

Dill pickle cheese ball is a delicious cheese ball for any dill pickle lovers!

Dill pickle cheese ball is flavored with lemon juice, fresh dill weed, and garlic powder for a tangy flavor to the cheese ball.

Finely chopped dill pickles, and freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese are added to the cheese ball to make this cheesy dill flavored cheese ball.

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Dill Pickle Dip

Dill pickle dip is a creamy, tangy dip you can dip chips, raw vegetables or crackers into.

Dill pickle dip is made by having a sour cream and cream cheese base. Onion powder, dill pickles, and parsley add earthy and tangy flavors for a delicious savory pickle appetizer.

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Dill Pickle Deviled Eggs

Dill pickle deviled eggs have a burst of pickle flavor.

Deviled eggs look eye catching and are quite filling as an appetizer.

They are made by cooking eggs, and the cutting them in half.

The center portion of the egg is mixed with mayo, diced dill pickles, mustard, pepper and paprika.

The filling is piped back into the white portion of the egg, and garnished with a bit more paprika.

Pickle and Ham Pinwheels

Pickle and ham pinwheels are rolled up circular appetizers.

Pickles and ham are placed in a food processor and combined together.

The ham and pickle mixture is combined with cream cheese, and a bit of garlic powder.

The cream cheese mixture is spread onto a tortilla.

The tortilla is rolled up, and then carefully cut into sections to create the pinwheel.

Tuna Pickle Boats

Tuna pickle boats are a pickle appetizer you can make ahead of time, and place them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them.

Tuna pickle boats are made by slicing a pickle lengthwise, and then hollowing out the insides of the pickle.

The insides are diced, and placed in bowl with mayo, diced red onions, tuna, and a bit of honey. The mixture is combined, and then spooned back into the pickle “boat”.

Reuben Pickle Bites

Reuben pickle bites are a stacked pickle appetizer that’s held together with a toothpick.

Reuben pickle bites are made by placing using a toothpick to hold together:

  • pickle slice (round slice)
  • corned beef
  • square toasted piece of the bread
  • swiss cheese
  • spoonful of spiced mayo
  • pickle sliced (round slice)

Serve immediately, as the toast can become hard from sitting, or too soggy from the sauce drenching it.

Cuban Fries

Cuban fries taste like you’re eating a Cuban sandwich, in fry form!

Cuban fries are made by adding diced ham, and chopped up pickles on top of the fries.

Cuban fries are drizzled with homemade creamy swiss cheese sauce.

To top off the fries, and a little yellow mustard, and serve!