Witchin’ in the Kitchen: Dill Pickle Pasta Salad for Salty Witches

Witchin’ in the Kitchen: Dill Pickle Pasta Salad for Salty Witches April 25, 2020

I’m not one to often crave sweets. Nay, I’m a Salty Witch* with a fierce salt-tooth that must be fed. During the pandemic lock-down, my favorite comfort food has been this sour and savory, chilled pasta salad. It just soothes the complex needs of my emotional saltiness.

Back at Imbolc, I made this dish for our coven’s sabbat feast. It was a huge hit among us Salty Witches in attendance. No one knew that would be the last in-person gathering for the foreseeable future! So, now I can fill a bowl, and remember that good time when the coven sat around a table to dine together. We hugged, held-hands, and laughed as we danced the circle round in high magick. As I share that recipe, I hold out hope that those good times will return once again in their proper time.

Dill Pickle and Ham Pasta Salad – Heron Michelle

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad Recipe

  • Package of small pasta like shells or macaroni, prepared per the directions, chilled.
  • 2 cups diced kosher dill pickles
  • half a diced onion: I like Red, if you preferred milder go white
  • 1 cup cubed ham (or more)
  • 1 cup cubed or shredded colby jack cheese (or more)
  • tablespoon of dried dill, or 2-3 Tbls of fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup pickle juice
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg’s Amino Acids or Tamari Soy sauce. If you don’t have this, add a dash of salt to suit your tastes.
  • black pepper to taste, I like lots.

Toss it all in a large mixing bowl. Refrigerate for a bit first, and serve chilled. I think it improves as it sits for a while. I’ve been making this huge batch just for me, and I can happily nosh on it for days.

Be well,

~Heron

* Yes, I’m a Salty Witch, pun intended. I find it challenging to suffer fools, and there is much foolishness to cope with of late. If your attitude suffers under pandemic life; this pasta might help.

About Heron Michelle
Heron Michelle is a witch, high priestess, mom, artist and shopkeeper living in Greenville, North Carolina. Connect with her on Facebook: Witch on Fire, and follow her on Twitter @HeronMichelle13. You can read more about the author here.
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