A majority of us throw away the remaining juice most of the times after we are done treating our taste buds to the delicious pickles. Here are 7 brilliant ideas to make a better use of this leftover pickle juice.
Each month, a large number of the population around the world throws away pickle juice from an empty pickle jar down the drain. However, you’d be surprised to know that this juice is still useful and you should rather hold on to this liquid. Read on to know about the 7 ways you may use it in your daily lifestyle.
1. As an alternative to vinegar
This juice can be easily used in almost all preparations where vinegar is required as an ingredient. So, dress up salads and coleslaw with the pickle juice or add it to soups and meat dishes, for added flavor.
2. Make homemade pickles
You can use the leftover juices to make some more pickle. Just add shredded carrots, beets, onion, or radish to the remaining juice, cover and let it sit in the fridge for a couple of days to enjoy some more of this tangy delight.
3. Marinade for meat dishes
The acidic and salty pickle juice can be used as a meat tenderizer for tough cuts. You can also marinate overnight the pork, steak, or chicken with pickle juice and some spices, grill meats the following day to enjoy a delicious and flavorful meal. Add some herbs to the pickle juice and use can also it as baste while grilling the meats, vegetables, and fruits.
4. Food enhancer
It can be used to enhance flavors of the store bought BBQ sauce, Mac n cheese, hummus, poached preparations, and meatloaf. You may also stir some of this juice in to any dipping sauce, over soft white cheese, in beef broth, and fresh vegetable juices, to enjoy an even flavorful version of these preparations.
5 As a cleaning agent
Use the pickle juice to clean tarnished copper ware and dirty grill grates. Just pour some generously over the area that you wish to clean and then scrub it well with some detergent, rinse well and then wipe with a clean cloth to get a cleaner looking utensils and appliances.
6. For plants
Add some pickle juice to the soil, and not directly over the plant, to enhance acidity of soil and benefit the healthy growth of hydrangea and rhododendron plants. It can also be used as a weed killer when used for dandelions and thistles.