4 Ways to Use Leftover Pickle Juice

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Throwing away pickle juice after you finish a jar of pickles is a huge waste because there are plenty of creative ways to use this liquid and make tasty dishes and drinks. If you have some leftover pickle juice at home, here are a few ways to use it.

Instead of Vinegar

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that pickle juice is a great replacement for vinegar and other acidic liquids such as lemon juice. That’s why you can easily add pickle juice to salad dressings, cocktails, hummus, mayonnaise, and other condiments.

Reuse it for Pickling

In case you didn’t know, pickle juice can easily be reused for more pickling. This is great news for people who enjoy pickled food like onions, avocadoes, cherry tomatoes, and more.

Marinate Meat

Pickle juice is an excellent marinade that will help you prepare the most delicious and tender steak, chicken, pork chops, and more. There’s no need to prepare marinade, just leave your meat in pickle juice for a few hours before frying.


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