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OK, kids! It is the 4th of July! My blog will turn two TOMORROW & I am amazed that I have kept at it so long! I should have more to say on the subject but I just wanna post this dip & get my ass to a BBQ – so let’s get to it.
I made this with my own VERY GARLICKY Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles – as seen above. You needn’t make your own pickles (even though they are CRAZY easy & are ready to eat after only 24 hours in the fridge) – but I recommend it highly. I used real cream cheese – but they do make VEGAN cream cheese so – if veganism is your bag, baby – just use the vegan version.
Homemade Dill Pickle Dip – (Vegan or Vegetarian)
8 oz cream cheese – softened (or vegan alternative)
1 1/2 cups dill pickles (store-bought or my Homemade Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles) – minced
1/4 cup sweet onion – minced
1 tsp fresh dill – chopped
1/2 tsp garlic powder
S&P to taste
Pickle juice to thin the dip – if you want it thin
Mix that shit up!
I was lazy & did this in my food processor. I also added a bit more pickle juice than I think is ideal and my dip is thin – though still scoopable. And ain’t nobody breaking chips off in it.
But – if you are motivated – just mince the onion & pickles (or chop them in a food processor) & then mash it all together by hand. You might have more control this way. Only add as much pickle juice as you need to get the dip texture that floats your boat.
Shovel this in your face with some toxic, GMO-laden chips & kid yourself that the fact that they are reduced fat is gonna effect ANY positive or meaningful difference.
Fuck it! It is the 4th of July! Celebrate America by acting like an American & eat bad food by the pound. Get drunk. BE CAREFUL AROUND FIREWORKS! Eat some more. Eat a whole pie! Why not?
The gym will be there tomorrow.