If you haven't tried Ranch Dill Pickles now is your chance! They are a quick snack with very low calories bursting with big flavors.
There's a good reason this is a viral recipe on TikTok. It's a fantastic snack with only two simple ingredients. You don't have to follow TikTok recipes to make Tiktok Ranch Pickles; we are sharing how to do it here!
Being on a low-calorie eating plan doesn't have to mean sacrificing flavor and satisfaction. In fact, it's the perfect opportunity to explore mouthwatering creations like homemade ranch pickles.
They not only tantalize your taste buds but also support your eating goals. These delicious pickles combine the refreshing crunch of dill pickle spears with the zesty goodness of ranch seasoning. This simple pickle recipe creates a guilt-free indulgence that's as good for your calorie count as it is for your palate.
Keep of jar of these refrigerator pickles on hand to use in wraps, sandwiches, or burgers as well as are a great side for any meal. Try our Dill Pickle Ranch Dip recipe too!
What do Ranch Pickles taste like?
Adding the ranch seasoning makes the tartness of the dill pickles more mild. It also adds subtle ranch flavor. The longer the pickles soak the more the flavors combine. I can see what the big deal is with the ranch pickle trend! They are delish.
What makes this skinny?
Pickles themselves are naturally low in calories. When combined with the ranch flavoring, the calorie content is still relatively low compared to many other snacks or condiments.
This makes them a satisfying and flavorful option without the calories. Because we use the dry ranch seasoning packet the calories are low there too (it's what you normally mix with it that adds the calories).
As an added plus they are low in fat, added sugar and unhealthy additives as well as provide other health benefits.
Recipe Ingredients Notes
For the detailed ingredient list and amounts, refer to the printable recipe card at the end of the post.
Jar of dill pickle spears. You'll need a 24-ounce jar of store-bought pickles of any brand. Use dill pickle spears. They have more cut areas to allow the ranch dressing flavor to penetrate the pickles.
Packet of ranch seasoning mix. A one ounce packet (dry) of Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning ("salad dressing and recipe mix"). You can use other brands if you prefer as long as it's a one-ounce packet. You can find packets of ranch seasoning at the grocery store in the salad dressing area.
How to make
STEP 1. Mix
Open the jar of pickles and add the ranch dressing mix as follows:
The jar of pickles will be full with brine. To add the ranch dressing without spilling, slowly pour it onto the top of the liquid (photo 1) and allow it to start to dissolve before gently pushing the rest into the liquid with a dining knife or fork (photo 2).
Alternatively you can remove a tablespoon of the brine.
Seal the top of the jar of the pickle jar and gently shake the jar to mix the ranch seasoning into the dill pickle spears (photo below).
STEP 2. Soak/chill
Allow the seasoning to soak in the for at least 24 hours before serving. They are even better the next day!
How to store
You can store the pickles in their original jar or in an airtight container (like Mason jars) in the refrigerator until the expiration date (or 'best buy' date) on the jar of pickles.