This soup is one of our favorites because it relies heavily on pantry and refrigerator staples. We often have everything we need to make it, so it's perfect for times when you don't have a dinner plan or haven't made it out to the grocery store.
The secret ingredient, dill pickle brine, adds a salty-sour flavor. We've made it with fermented pickle brine and vinegar pickle brine and both work well. Pickle brine is a flavor booster that just hangs out in your fridge and often just gets thrown out, so put it to work with this recipe instead!
Briny Bean Soup is great as a main dish with crusty bread or as a side soup and it's always a hit with guests!
Note: Pictured bread for serving is not gluten-free. Omit or use a gluten-free option if needed.