This might be the first time you’re hearing about Pickle Wrap Dip, vegan or otherwise. I had never heard of it until I stumbled across it on Pinterest.
Did I ever tell you guys I have a secret Pinterest board where I collect icky non-vegan recipes that I can later veganize, compassionize and just all-around improve!? Well I do. So there.
Speaking of how things that are vegan are automatically better, have you guys ever had the Eco Vegan “Ham Party Roll“??? If not, you need to get your hot little hands on some. If you live near Denver, our friends over at Nooch carry them! If not, I linked above to Vegan Essentials. For some reason they’re not listed on EV’s product page, not sure why. But this thing was delicious. It tasted exactly like I remember ham tasting, especially honey ham. It had that extra sweetness to it, and it was kind of juicy.
Anyway, this was the dip version of that thing where you wrap a pickle up in cream cheese and deli ham. I’m not sure I ever had such a contraption, nor did I ever have this dip as an omni but I can tell you that the vegan version is wonderful! The sweetness of the ham is offset by the tart dilly of the pickles, and of course the cream cheese is just complete creamy goodness. I served it on whole wheat ritz crackers, and lets just say that added salt kicked the whole thing up to the next taste level. The other coolio thing about it is that as soon as you’re done stirring it’s ready to eat. None of that “refrigerate for 2 hours” nonsense, so it’s a great dip to make on the fly.
Also I don’t think it was a creamy as the picture looks. The vegan ham was kind of white, so it blends in there. I’m babbling, but my point is that you shouldn’t look at this and say “That looks like it’s made entirely out of cream cheese!” cuz it’s not. I promise!
Pickle Wrap Dip (makes 12 servings)
Adapted from non-vegan/vegetarian recipe
If you don’t have access to Eco Vegan ham, you might try those Yves canadian bacon bits, or any of the other vegan hams you can buy online!
- 8 oz vegan cream cheese
- 1/2 Eco Vegan Party Roll
- 8 oz sliced dill pickles
- WW Ritz crackers for serving
- Scrape the cream cheese into a large mixing bowl and set aside (at room temperature)
- Dice the party roll (I just love saying that) and then kind of roughly chop the pickles. You want them to be in small bits but don’t stress over it or get pickle juice all over your party outfit.
- Mix everything together and serve with crackers!