How to Make Delicious Chamoy Pickles

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I gotta confess, I often go to TikTok when I’m hunting for some culinary inspiration. Everything looks so yummy on there, and folks can really get creative with their food hacks. I’ve tried numerous recipes from the platform and they all turned out delicious. The weirder and more unusual it is, the more I want to try it. I also try to keep up with the trends, which is how I stumbled upon this viral Chamoy pickle. It’s not exactly the newest sensation—I can’t imagine how I missed it—but it’s never too late to try it, right?

So, what exactly is a Chamoy Pickle? Picture this: a dill pickle that has been soaked in a zesty mixture of chamoy, sweet and sour candy powders, and Tajin. It’s like a pickle that decided to go on a flavor adventure in Mexico! For those who may not know, chamoy is a traditional Mexican sauce that is made from dried fruits like apricots or plums, mixed with chili peppers, giving it a unique sweet, salty, and spicy flavor that’s absolutely addictive.

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Making Chamoy Pickles turned out to be a fun and easy project. The recipe I found was from TikTok creator @amarisvee, promising six to eight servings. 

You’ll need:

  • 6 to 8 whole dill pickles
  • 1 cup of dill pickle juice from the jar
  • 1/2 cup chamoy sauce (I used Chamoy Mega Original)
  • 1 teaspoon Tajin seasoning
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons each of sweet candy chamoy powder and sweet and sour mango powder
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Tapatio hot sauce (optional, but recommended for that extra kick!)

Here’s how you make them: Start by slicing the pickles in half lengthwise or you can leave them whole if you prefer a more intense flavor infusion. In a large bowl, mix the pickle juice, chamoy sauce, Tajin, sweet candy chamoy powder, mango powder, and hot sauce. Whisk it until it’s all nicely blended. Then, put the pickles back into the jar and pour the mixture over them. Make sure the pickles are completely submerged. Seal the jar and shake it gently to distribute the spices evenly. Refrigerate the pickles for at least 24 hours—this is crucial for allowing all those bold flavors to meld beautifully.

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The first time I tried my hand at this, my sister was visiting. Not exactly a cook herself, she’s usually my eager taste-tester. We popped open the jar the next day, and the tangy, spicy aroma that hit us was incredible. The taste? Even better. It was like a spicy Bloody Mary met a crunchy pickle in a dance of flavors. My sister loved them so much, she literally begged me to make them more often. “You know I won’t be doing this myself!” she laughed as she crunched on another pickle.

Serving them is super easy. You can eat them straight out of the jar, slice them up into smaller pieces for a zesty addition to a salad, or serve them as a funky side to your main dishes. They’re particularly good with barbecued meats or as a quirky accompaniment to your favorite Mexican dishes.

So, there you have it. If you’re someone who loves adding a bit of kick to your meals or just enjoys experimenting with flavors, Chamoy Pickles are definitely worth a try. Don’t just take my word for it—whip up a batch, and see for yourself! Remember to check out @amarisvee on TikTok for the detailed recipe and a step-by-step video that makes the whole process even easier.

Let’s just say, these Chamoy Pickles are now a staple in my fridge. Every time I see them, I’m reminded of how much fun it is to experiment with flavors. And every time guests try them, they’re not just surprised but totally hooked. So, why not shake up your pickle game and give them a go? Who knows, you might just discover your new favorite snack!