This tangy Taco Pickle Chip Dip was meant to be paired with ruffled potato and tortilla chips; it’s a fun dip inspired by the recent Taco Pickles trend.
This is THE perfect snack to accompany “I got a last-minute invite to (insert thing) and was requested to bring food” gatherings. Super easy to make and who doesn’t love chips and dip?
This recipe was inspired by a recent trend I’ve been seeing on social media where you take a jar of pickles and add a packet of taco seasoning to it to make Taco Pickles. Which is delicious in case you were wondering.
I love a delicious hack like that, so I took inspiration from Taco Pickles and applied it to a chip dip. All you need to create this Taco Pickle Chip Dip in your own kitchen are the following ingredients:
- Sour cream - full fat is preferred, but this recipe also works with low-fat sour cream
- Taco seasoning - a premade seasoning packet or 2 tablespoons of homemade taco seasoning (like this one!)
- Trader Joe’s Dill Pickle Seasoning (or similar pickle seasoning, like this one)
This dip pairs beautifully with two kinds of chips in particular: plain old ruffled potato chips and tortilla chips. Here's how you make this delicious chip dip.
For this sour cream-based chip dip recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1 1-ounce taco seasoning packet (or 2 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning)
- 1 teaspoon dill pickle seasoning
- 1 16-ounce container of sour cream
How to Make Taco Pickle Chip Dip
Add sour cream to a bowl that is larger than the container it came in (for easier mixing).
Add taco seasoning and dill pickle seasoning to the bowl.
Stir with a spatula until fully combined.
Add back to the sour cream container and refrigerate until ready to dive in.
Hint: This dip is at its best if made the day before to give the seasonings time to properly infuse their deliciousness into the sour cream. But at a minimum, try to make at least 8 hours in advance. This gives the pickle seasoning time to infuse and the rawness of the taco seasoning to dissipate.
Taste after 8 hours or so. If you'd like it more pickle-forward, add in a dash or two more pickle seasoning.
You *could* not dirty a bowl and mix the seasonings right in the sour cream container. But I’m not a neat stirrer and seasoning goes everywhere so I prefer to use a slightly larger bowl to mix it all up in.
Variations & Suggested Additions
- Spicy Taco Pickle Chip Dip - add in a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce or stir in a pinch or three of cayenne pepper.
- Extra Pickle-y Taco Pickle Chip Dip - add in a splash of pickle juice from your favorite dill pickles; this is a great way to achieve a slightly thinner dip as well. Or if you don’t want to change the viscosity of the dip, simply add in a few dashes of dill weed for a pickle flavor boost.
- Ranch Taco Chip Dip - if you can’t find pickle seasoning near you, replace it with powdered Ranch seasoning! Simply replace the pickle seasoning in the recipe with an equivalent amount of Ranch seasoning.
Instead of using a store-purchased taco seasoning, try making your own!
- Taco seasoning - try homemade taco seasoning 🙂
Store Taco Pickle Chip Dip in the refrigerator, sealed in the sour cream container.
Refer to the expiration date on the sour cream for the answer to this; since you are simply adding seasonings to the sour cream, it will last as long as the sour cream does 🙂
Sour cream’s MO is to get a little watery after sitting around, but don’t worry, it's just water separating from the fat. If your chip dip gets watery, just mix the water right back in and enjoy!
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Taco Pickle Chip Dip
- Add sour cream to a bowl that is larger than the container it came in (for easier mixing).1 16-ounce sour cream
- Add taco seasoning and dill pickle seasoning to the bowl.1 1-ounce taco seasoning packet, 1 teaspoon dill pickle seasoning
- Stir with a spatula until fully combined.
- Add back to the sour cream container and refrigerate until ready to dive in.