If you’ve heard the rumors, you know that this winter is supposed to be particularly crappy (yeah, we see you, Polar Vortex), so that means your cold-weather comfort foods aren’t going away any time soon. Eating the same soup on repeat can get boring, so if you’re looking for a reprieve from the bowls of tomato and broccoli cheddar, there’s a dill pickle soup recipe that’s going viral, and it’s definitely more interesting than anything you’ll find in the canned soup section. If you can get past the initial WTF?! factor, that is.
So what exactly is dill pickle soup? And does it taste like you’re drinking the juice out of a pickle jar? First of all, the texture is thick and creamy, so it’s got that going for it, and it’s also got other veggies like carrots and potatoes in there, as well as Old Bay seasoning, so you have something to balance it out and take away that straight-from-the-pickle-jar taste. But it does contain both chopped pickles and pickle juice, so if you’re not a brined-cuke fan (or are not currently pregnant), this soup is probably not for you.
Though it definitely sounds a little unconventional, the internet is all about it. The video has already racked up almost 15 million views, and if the comments are anything to go by, the crazy concept might actually be worth trying. For every reader who loves it, there’s one who’s seriously skeptical, but user David A. Query summed up our feelings pretty perfectly: “First reaction is WTF? NOOOO! BUT then your [sic] like… I wonder? I’m a soup God (seriously ask anyone… Soup is my thing) and this is just to [sic] funky not to try.” You just gotta let your weird food cravings go where they need to go, sometimes.
To get the recipe, visit The Noble Pig.
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