Dill Pickle Hummus

As it’s been the month of hummus for this year’s Vegan MoFo, anyone who comes into my kitchen gets to make a hummus with me!  My lovely friend Nicole was over for a date where we were going to organize my closet (I know, she’s an awesome friend).  We decided to make lunch, and of course, as we are both pickle lovers, all of our adventures must include pickles.  You may remember our previous Pickled Soprano cocktail adventures — but this time we were making real food: Dill Pickle Soup to be precise.

And the thought came up while we were making the pickle soup — could we also make a pickle hummus?

Of course, it had to be done!

Dill Pickle Hummus

And ohhhhh man, am I glad we did.  This is my absolute favourite hummus that we have made so far this month (but stay tuned, I think this weekend’s hummus plans are going to yield some delicious results).  We wanted it to be full of pickle flavour, so we used fresh dill, lots of garlic, and garlicky dill pickles.  The resulting flavour is full of delicious dill and takes us back to memories of eating dill pickle potato chips — but this time with all whole-food good-for-you ingredients!  We’ve already had taste testers ask for the recipe, and they couldn’t wait for it to go up on the blog this week!

Dill Pickle Hummus

We decided to use the Polish dill pickles (Polskie Ogórki –– tangy and sour garlic and dill pickles) for our pickle soup, so we also used them for the hummus.  I also tend to buy the pickles that are “EXTREME GARLIC” flavours, and they’d be great here too.

We topped the hummus with a little gherkin for decoration (and sprinkled it with sumac), but you could also use some chopped fresh dill as the topping here and it would look wonderful.

Dill Pickle Hummus

Dill Pickle Hummus

  • 1 can (300g/10 oz.) chickpeas, drained (or 300g cooked chickpeas)
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 5 baby dill pickles or 2 regular-sized dill pickles, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. pickle juice (from the jar of dill pickles)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 handful fresh dill

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blitz until smooth (you may need to pause and scrape down the sides).

Eat with dill pickley delight!

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Want to chat about hummus with us?  We’re going to be on Twitter next Thursday, September 19th at 8pm Eastern.  Our tweets will use the hashtag #hummuschat  — and we’ll be talking everything hummazing and hummus related! If you follow us both on Twitter (@ashleydtl and @kitchenoperas) you can join our Hummus Party!

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16 Comments on “Dill Pickle Hummus”

  1. September 13, 2013 at 11:27 am #

    How genius to add dill pickles to hummus!!!

  2. September 19, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    Oh my word. My mouth seriously is watering. I love this idea!! I also wish I hadn’t just dumped those too soft pickles I canned last summer.

    • September 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

      You can always buy a jar for a batch now, and then use some freshly canned ones once you have them again…

  3. September 20, 2013 at 10:06 am #

    What a great idea. I just started adding cucumber to my hummus and I love how it made it more like a hummus-tzaziki fusion. 🙂

  4. September 20, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

    You had me at pickle! What a creative hummus, I love it!

  5. September 30, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    This sounds delicious! My Mouth is Watering!

    • September 30, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

      It’s still my favourite hummus of all of Vegan MoFo!

  6. October 3, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

    Oh, man! I’ve got to try this! I’m such a big pickle fan and huge hummus fan. This would tick all of the boxes!

    • October 3, 2013 at 11:00 pm #

      It totally hits both the pickle and the hummus craving. Let me know how you like it when you make it 🙂

  7. October 11, 2013 at 7:40 pm #

    I somehow missed this post during VeganMoFo. Oh my effing GOD. This looks AMAZING!

    • October 14, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

      It’s divine 🙂

      Totally hits that pickle craving spot!

  8. October 16, 2018 at 12:44 pm #

    This was so yummy! I dipped all kinds of pickles in the hummus too, I’m kind of in love with everything pickle related. Thanks for sharing this recipe!


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