January 20, 2014

Dill Pickle Bites {& Tastebuds Gourmet Dill Pickle Popcorn}

Love the crunch and zing of dill pickles?  Then you'll love these savory little Dill Pickle Bites!  Or, how about giving some Dill Pickle Popcorn a whirl?


My husband is a dill pickle addict.  And, honestly, I'm not too far behind him on that.  We both adore them.  And these cute little Dill Pickle Bites are such a fun and tasty way to enjoy them!

I had these for the first time about three years ago when someone brought a big platter of them to school for us teachers to snack on.  I had no idea what they were, except that there was a pickle in the middle.  And there's no way I can resist a dill pickle, so I just had to give them a try.

I discovered these little bites are pickles wrapped in smushed slices of white bread smeared with a layer of seasoned cream cheese.  Hmmmmmm, sounds a little funky ... but it's sooooooo good!

Addictively good.

Even if you're not a dill pickle addict.


Since the hubby and I are both dill pickle addicts, we obviously love these.

We also love them with a little twist to the original ... adding a layer of salami wrapped around the pickle, which was inspired by my Mom.


As a little snack when I was growing up, my Mom used to spread a bit of cream cheese on slices of salami and roll them up.  I loved it!  Based on that snack, I figured why not try salami in these pickle bites?

Great idea, if I do say so myself.

Whipping up Dill Pickle Bites is pretty easy, too.  Who doesn't love a little bite that's both tasty and easy, right?

Start by mixing up a cream cheese filling flavored with a bit of dill and grated onion.  I find the easiest way to grate onion is with a rasp grater that I place right over the bowl.  If you don't have a rasp grater, a regular ol' cheese grater will work.


Cut the crusts off slices of white bread {I used whole wheat white} ...


... roll the bread flat with a rolling pin, spread it with the cream cheese mixture, and place a baby kosher dill pickle smack in the middle.


Then roll the pickle up all snug and cozy.


Refrigerate overnight so the flavors get all happy together, and then slice each pickle roll-up into individual pickle bites.


Mmmmmmm.  Totally yummy Dill Pickle Bites.

Hey, want to know another super yummy way to enjoy dill pickles?

As dill pickle POPCORN!!!

Yes, Dill Pickle Popcorn.  Brought to you by my friends at Tastebuds Popcorn.

See?


Tastebuds Popcorn takes all the yummy, zingy flavors of dill pickles and packs 'em into a totally yummy, zingy, pickle-y popcorn.  Of all their 200+ flavors, Dill Pickle popcorn is my absolute favorite.  So far, anyway.  I haven't quite made it through tasting all 200 of their flavors ... but let me tell ya, I've made a good dent.


Want a little spice with your pickle?

Well, Tastebuds Popcorn has ya covered there, too ... with Cajun Pickle!  {Cajun Pickle is currently a special edition flavor, so give Tastebuds a call if you're craving some, but don't see it on their website.}


Wouldn't Tastebuds Popcorn be just perfect for your Superbowl party {or any party ... or for just plain ol' snackin'}?  Visit Tastebuds to order yours online today!  They can have it on its way to you the next day.

Whichever way you satisfy the pickle addict in you ... Dill Pickle Bites or Dill Pickle Popcorn ... it's all good!  I promise.

 
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Dill Pickle Bites
Source:  Adapted from Allrecipes.com


Ingredients
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 T. mayonnaise
  • 1 T. grated onion
  • 1/2 tsp. dried dill weed
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 12 baby dill pickles
  • 12 slices white bread {or white whole wheat}
  • Hard salami slices {optional}
Directions
  1. in a small mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, grated onion, dill weed, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  2. Cut crusts from bread slices and roll each slice flat with a rolling pin. Spread cream cheese mixture thinly on the bread slices, using approximately one tablespoon mixture per bread slice. Place a baby dill pickle on each and roll up.*
  3. Place seam side down in a glass baking dish. Cover and chill in the refrigerator 8 hours, or overnight.
  4. To serve, cut each pickle roll into three pieces.
Makes 36 bites.

*If using hard salami slices, spread about 1/2 T. cream cheese mixture on a bread slice, top with a slice of hard salami, and spread with remaining 1/2 T. cream cheese mixture.  Place the baby dill pickle on top of the second layer of cream cheese mixture, and roll up.

Enjoy!

22 comments:

  1. I love dill pickles! I'm going to try this recipe, it sounds like something I can handle. I just found your blog while visiting The Scoop party. You have great recipes!

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    1. Thank you so much. Glad you're enjoying my recipes!

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  2. I must make these for football this weekend! YUM!

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    1. Oh, they'd be perfect for football watchin', Kelli. Enjoy!

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  3. I do enjoy dill pickles but I've never seen anything like those little bites. They look pretty tasty. I'm curious about the popcorn too. I've been experimenting with milder more common flavors like lime or garlic and black pepper. Dill Pickle flavored popcorn sounds pretty interesting. I'd try it at least once for sure.

    Visiting from Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm!

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    1. Tastebuds' Dill Pickle Popcorn is soooooo good ... it's my favorite. Definitely give it a try! Thanks for popping by from Food Friday. :-)

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  4. If you want a lower carb version, I dry a slice of ham spread with cream cheese and roll the pickle. Slice.

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  5. That looks interesting, I think I'll try it as a snack for the Super Bowl and see how my husband likes them. :)

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  6. Oh my! I am pinning and making for my next party!

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  7. I'd eat them all! I'd love it if you'd share this at my link party going on now! http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/2014/01/accidentally-wonderful-wednesday-2_21.html

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  8. I've never seen this before. Love pickles. We're having a Super Bowl party at Tumbleweed Contessa. I'd love it if you linked these to the party.

    Go team,
    Linda

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  9. what a great appetizer, I love this idea! I am checking this out from lines across link party and I pinned this :-)
    Cathy
    www.threekidsandafish@gmail.com

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  10. Do you think it would work to roll in ham slices...for my gluten free and low carb friends? Think I will try it!!!

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    1. Absolutely that would work. That's actually another popular version of this bite. Enjoy them!

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  11. These are amazing appetizers !!
    I could probably eat the whole plate LOL

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  12. I love pickles!!! This is such a great idea! I will definitely make it for my next party!!!

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  13. My husband eats dill pickles by the jar! He would LOVE these! Thanks so much for sharing at Saturday Night Fever, Tracy! :)

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  14. These look great... going to try them today. AND... I own Vermont Pickle! Check it out online at www.vermontpickle.com

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  15. I think I may try these but use a flour tortilla instead of the bread.

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  16. My mouth is watering just thinking about these....I love pickles!

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  17. I love pickles!! Can't wait to try this!

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