Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Pickles with a Creamy Garlic Dip

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When you take a bite of these grilled bacon-wrapped pickles, the hot, crispy bacon and the fresh, juicy pickle come together with a creamy, garlic dip to create the perfect summer appetizer. A dash of barbecue sauce adds another level of summertime flavor to this already flavorful dish.

Grilled, bacon wrapped pickles on toothpicks, on a white plate.

When you host a barbecue, throw some bacon-wrapped pickles on the grill to tide over your guests’ hunger until the burgers and hot dogs are done. Our creamy garlic dip makes a light, cooling sauce for your sizzling appetizers.

It’s unlikely that you’ll have leftovers, but if you do, store your grilled pickles and dip in the fridge as soon as possible. Eat them within a few days for maximum freshness. Once they’re cooked, you can heat up the appetizers in the microwave or throw them in a frying pan to keep the bacon crispy.

Grilled, bacon wrapped pickles on toothpicks, on a white plate, dipping sauce in the background.

The garlic dip is perfect for bacon-wrapped pickles, but you can pair it with just about anything that’s meant for dipping–chips, breadsticks, mini toasts, crusty bread, chicken fingers, fries, raw vegetables and anything else you can think of that you serve with dip. Store it in a sealed container in the fridge so that it retains its freshness. You could also change up the dip with your favorite or give your guests a variety of dipping options.

Grilled, bacon wrapped pickle on a toothpick with white dipping sauce in a wooden bowl.

Dill pickles, meat and garlic dip are low in carbs, making this a great appetizer for a keto diet. Serve grilled pickles before dinner, or enjoy a midday snack when you need a boost of energy. If you’re serving a group of people, arrange the appetizers on a plate with a bowl of dip in the middle. Use tongs or fresh toothpicks to make it easy for your guests to pick up an appetizer.

Grilled, bacon wrapped pickles on toothpicks, on a white plate, dipping sauce in the background.

In a pinch, you could slice a full-sized pickle for this recipe, but baby dill pickles are the perfect size for appetizers with the perfect amount of crunch, juice and texture.

Did you enjoy these grilled pickles with garlic dip? Let us know what you thought in the comments and please share the recipe!

Grilled, bacon wrapped pickles on toothpicks, on a white plate, dipping sauce in the background.
Grilled, bacon wrapped pickles on toothpicks, on a white plate.

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Pickles with a Creamy Garlic Dip

Joss D
When you take a bite of these grilled bacon-wrapped pickles, the hot, crispy bacon and the fresh, juicy pickle come together with a creamy garlic dip to create the perfect summer appetizer.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 pickles
Calories 54 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

For the Creamy Garlic Dip:

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayo
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove - minced
  • ¼ cup radishes - grated
  • Salt and pepper - to taste

For the Grilled Pickles:

  • 16 baby dill pickles
  • 8 slices bacon - cut in half crosswise
  • BBQ sauce

Instructions
 

For the Creamy Garlic Dip:

  • Mix all dip ingredients together. Reserve.

For the Grilled Pickles:

  • Heat the outdoor grill to medium-high heat. Once it reaches that temperature, turn off half of the burners (for indirect heat) and place a grill mat over the indirect-heat side of the grill.
  • Wrap each pickle in one of the bacon slices. Secure it with a toothpick. Brush with some BBQ sauce.
  • Place the bacon-wrapped pickles on the grill mat (indirect heat) and close the grill lid. Cook for about 20 minutes or until bacon is fully cooked.
  • Move the pickles over to the direct heat for a few minutes, turning a couple times, to crisp up the bacon.
  • Transfer the bacon-wrapped pickles to a serving dish, cool for a few minutes and serve with the garlic dip.

Equipment

Outdoor grill
Toothpicks
Grill mat

Notes

  • The nutrition information for this recipe does not include the dip.
  • If some of the pickles are very small, you can cut the bacon strips to a shorter length. You do not want to overlap the bacon too much, as this can lead to parts of the bacon being undercooked.

Nutrition

Calories: 54kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 642mgPotassium: 82mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 123IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.

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