July 24, 2018

Dill pickle potato salad

Finished bowl of dill pickle potato salad.

Creamy potato salad filled with dill - dill pickle juice, chunks of dill pickles, and dried dill - is perfect for the dill pickle lovers in your life!

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I am a huge fan of dill pickles (well, pretty much all pickles, actually), so this potato salad is a summertime favorite. I love the bursts of crunchy pickle flavor with the creamy and soft potato salad.

To really boost up the dill flavor in this potato salad, there are three types of dill flavors in this recipe; dried dill, chopped dill pickles, and dill pickle juice.

The recipe is more of a guide because the intensity of the dill pickle flavor will depend on the intensity of your pickles. With milder flavored pickles you may want a little more, and with really pungent and vinegary pickles, you may find you want a little less. It's up to you; please adjust to suite your tastes!

Also, I use regular dill pickles. You can use garlic dill, spicy dill, etc. if you want to change the flavors here. When I make this salad, I use regular baby dills that I chop into bite-sized pieces.

No pickles are going to be exactly the same, but I suggest to use the most crunchy pickles you can find. You want to be able to feel the pickle crunch as a nice contrast to the soft potatoes and eggs.

This salad is a perfect side dish for summer cookouts and picnics. It pairs nicely with hot dogs, burgers, chicken, pork, and more. It's a super yummy twist on classic potato salad!

If you are looking for more dill pickle recipes, check out this Dill Pickle Quick Bread and this Garlic Dill Pickle Pizza.

Close-up of finished bowl of dill pickle potato salad.

Yield: 10-12 servings
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Dill Pickle Potato Salad

Dill Pickle Potato Salad

Creamy potato salad filled with dill - dill pickle juice, chunks of dill pickles, and dried dill - is perfect for the dill pickle lovers in your life!

Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs yellow potatoes, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 3/4 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried dill weed, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons dill pickle juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot cook the potatoes in gently boiling water until fork tender. Pour into a colander to drain and let sit for a few minutes to dry.
  2. Place the warm potatoes in a large bowl and stir in all the remaining ingredients, tasting for seasoning/flavor.
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least a few hours or overnight before serving. Stir and taste before serving (if dry, add a touch more mayo or pickle juice). 
  4. Top with extra dried dill and/or a few dill pickle slices before serving.
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Finished bowl of dill pickle potato salad garnished with dill weed and three dill pickle slices.

This recipe was originally published in 2018 and has been updated in 2022 with new text and more to improve reader experience.

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10 comments:

  1. Looks so appetizing! Great to pair with some grilled meat or bring to a picnic :-)

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  2. I put dill pickles and the brine in my potato salad but have never used as much as this recipe. After thinking about it, it does sounds quite good. We both love dill pickles, so this is a must try! I know we'll love it. Thanks!

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  3. This looks good! I sometimes add dill pickle juice to my mayo-based potato salads, but obviously need to try the pickles themselves. Fun dish -- thanks.

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  4. i always wish i could do something with my pickle juice when the pickles are gone, and this is a DELICIOUS idea!

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  5. My husband would love this! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday!!

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  6. OMG I need this!! I love dill pickles and also potato salad so I know I would love this!! I've used dill weed in my salad and potato dishes but haven't thought of using dill pickles, what a great creation. My guy loves dills too so I know he'd inhale this. I can't wait to give this a try, thanks for sharing your recipe :D

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  7. What a great "dilly" potato salad! It's such a tasty twist on a classic.

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  8. What a great addition to a summer party!

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  9. I just want to dive right into this bowl of potato salad! Sounds amazing!!!

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  10. Pickles are my favorite thing and this looks great! We make a similar recipe for BBQs as well- so good.

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