Urban Tips: 4 Ways to Use Pickle Brine

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What do you do with pickle brine after you've eaten all your pickles? There are so many things you can do, but DON'T THROW IT OUT! As you know, we try to avoid waste over here, but using your pickle brine is like giving your purchase a second (very delicious) life! 

Below we show you 4 different ways to use your leftover pickle brine featuring each of our pickles:

Ginger Beets

The sweet, tangy, and spiced brine of our Ginger Beets is perfect for pickled hardboiled eggs and take no time at all! Simply cut your eggs in half (if you have a full jar of brine, feel free to put them in whole) and drop them into the jar. Pop it into the fridge and wait 2 weeks to a month before enjoying in salads, on toast, or even making egg salad!

Chili Brussels

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Chili Brussels Vinaigrette

This savory brine filled with garlic, cumin, chili pepper, and fennel is the perfect combination to make a tasty salad dressing. Just add EVOO to a jar and pour in the Chili Brussels brine to your liking. Sprinkle in a pinch of salt, shake, and it's ready to go. We're feeling in the mood for a taco salad!

Habanero Dills


Ever wonder why Chick-fil-a's chicken is so tasty? Pickle juice, of course! To get a tender, flavorful piece of chicken, just pour leftover Habanero Dills brine over your raw chicken until coated. Let sit in the fridge for a least 2 hours to overnight. Fry 'em up for a tasty dinner!

Sriracha Okra

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Ok, truthfully, this one is our favorite! While not a true bloody mary mix, the brine of our Sriracha Okra is full of savory garlic, sriracha, and black pepper, but with a sweet smokiness only fans of Sriracha Okra know. To make this delicious drink just add brine to a glass with ice and vodka. Top it off with a garnish of our okra, pickles, and brussels for extra flair!

How do you use your extra pickle brine? We've love to hear in the comments below!

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