Dill Pickle Potato Salad

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This Dill Pickle Potato Salad is deliciously and loaded with crunchy dill pickles in a zesty dill pickle juice infused dressing!  This potato salad makes dill pickles the star of the dish making a side that’s going to be the hit of any summer bbq!

Bowl of Dill Pickle Potato Salad with two small pickles on top

If you’ve read my blog, you may have noticed that I have this thing for dill pickles, I truly truly love them.  You’d actually be surprised how many dishes you can add them to.

Dill Pickles are the perfect way to step up your grilled cheese sandwich game (that’s right, Dill Pickle Bacon Grilled Cheese) and honestly make the BEST Pasta Salad you’ve ever had!  They’re perfect fried crispy or even served as a dill pickle dip!

Overhead shot of Dill Pickle Potato Salad in a white bowl

Red skinned potatoes are the perfect choice for a potato salad they hold their shape while still giving a creamy texture and don’t soak in a ton of water when they’re boiled.  As long as your potatoes have a thin skin (such as red or yukon gold potatoes), there is no need to peel them (if you don’t like skins you can certainly peel them off).

Once the potatoes are cooked and cooled, I like to slightly smash a few of them for a great creamy texture.  You don’t want them completely mashed, you still want to keep the texture and shape of most of the potatoes.

Dill Pickle Potato Salad

The best onion choice for this recipe is a white onion with white skin, not yellow skin.  The white skinned onions are much milder adding just the right amount of zing to this recipe.

Adding shredded cheddar cheese, chopped hard boiled eggs and/or diced ham will make this delicious salad into a meal! This is the perfect choice for a potluck dinner because not only does everyone love it, it’s best made at least 3-4 hours ahead of time (and can last in the fridge for up to 3 days).

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Bowl of Dill Pickle Potato Salad with two small pickles on top
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Review Recipe

Dill Pickle Potato Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Holly N.
This Dill Pickle Potato Salad is deliciously and loaded with crunchy dill pickles in a zesty dill pickle juice infused dressing! This potato salad makes dill pickles the star of the dish making a side that’s going to be the hit of any summer bbq!

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs red skinned potatoes
  • 1 cup dill pickles sliced/chopped
  • 1 ½ cups diced celery
  • 6 hard boiled eggs , cooled and chopped (optional)
Dressing
  • 1 ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons minced white onion
  • 4 tablespoons pickle juice
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 4 tablespoons fresh dill , minced
  • salt & pepper to taste

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Instructions

  • Cut the potatoes and chop into bite sized pieces. Boil the potatoes until tender (approx. 15 minutes). Cool completely. Slightly mash a few of the potatoes.
  • Mix all dressing ingredients in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and toss well.
  • Refrigerate at least two hours before serving.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.5cup, Calories: 284, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 103mg, Sodium: 409mg, Potassium: 599mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 240IU, Vitamin C: 10.6mg, Calcium: 37mg, Iron: 1.3mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword dill pickle potato salad
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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  1. I’ve made this once and it was the absolute best potato salad! I would put pickles on and in anything if I could!
    I am making this for a second time because the whole family requested it. This time I’m adding black olives to switch it up.

    I had a quick question. I see the nutritional info but I wondered, What is the serving size?5 stars

  2. Made 1/3 the size of recipe and it turned out great. Did add 1/4 of a minced jalapeño, as I enjoy my foods a tad spicy, Highly Recommend.5 stars

  3. My Mom made this version of potato salad and I have made it many times. She always added some chopped onion. Mom used Russet Potatoes chopped. When she wanted to wow people, she would slice some small pickles that she had canned and use those really small onions. She often added pimento to pump up the visual.5 stars

  4. Dill pickles are one of my absolute favorite snacks! Can’t wait to give this revamped classic a try, using one of my favorite snacks as the star ingredient!5 stars

  5. I had dill pickle dip a little while ago and was surprised that I loved it. Obviously, now I must try this dill pickle potato salad – sounds SO good!

  6. I have a go to potato salad that I make at all holiday or family functions. I think I will shake it up a bit by trying this recipe! I think I might swap out the white vinegar for Apple cider vinegar though! Thanks for the creative pickle twist!

  7. Excellent, only change I made is used sweet and zesty pickle juice but everything else was dill. Everyone loved it

  8. Just made this recipe for our Labor Day  weekend party , tastes so yummy , can’t wait  till everyone tries it, know it will be a hit!  

  9. Made the DILL PICKLE POTATO SALAD today Oct 9th. Very EZ to make. I think I would add some small bits of red bell pepper for a pop of color and I think I would like a bit more onion than the recipe calls for. Was really delicious and it’s going to pot luck Thanksgiving Dinner tonight (Canada)

  10. I am not one to usually leave comments but I had to for this recipe! I made this today to go with our smoked bbq ribs which are usually the hit of the meal but today the potato salad was all the talk. This was very delicious and will be a staple in our house! Thank you for sharing