Pickle juice is one of those things that you’ll always have too much of. When you’re done with pickles, you’ve got pretty much an entire bottle of it left behind.
But fortunately, there are enough uses for the salty, briny stuff that you’ll never have to let a drop go to waste ever again.
Check out 18 awesome applications for the stuff below!
Add it to store-bought barbecue sauce to take away the sweetness a bit.
Use it to clean copper pots back to their perfect shine.
If you can get past smelling like a pickle, it’s a great salve for sunburns and irritation. Use it instead of aloe vera.
If you like your martinis dirty, try a pickletini substituting a pickle and it’s juice for olives.
Kill weeds by pouring salty pickle juice into the soil.
Give ranch dressing even more of a kick with the stuff!
It’s got a ton of vinegar, so it’s a great meat tenderizer as well!
Add flavor to roasted vegetables by pouring pickle juice on them before they enter the oven.
If you’ve got a soft cheese, you can marinate it in pickle juice and herbs for a gourmet-looking and delicious treat.
It’s a natural fit in tartar sauce for seafood as well.
It also adds tang to regular ole’ deviled eggs.
It’s a great addition to any type of bloody Mary.
To get salt into boiled vegetables, just add pickle juice to the boiling water.
If your hummus is lacking flavor, just put a spoonful or so of pickle juice in it.
You can use it to make pickle bread or “Jewish deli bread” and even include chunks of pickles.
Freeze it in popsicle molds to create a savory summer snack!
(I’m really not sure I’d try this one if I was you, but it’s your call!)
Some plants need acidic soil to thrive, and a little bit of pickle juice can go a long way in that regard!
It’s also been known to help fight menstrual cramps, so don’t be afraid to drink some straight if you find yourself in pain!