Dill Pickle Potato Salad

Dill Pickle Potato Salad

Dill Pickle Potato Salad ~ this creamy potato salad packed with pickles will become your favorite spring and summer side, perfect for barbecues, picnics, and potlucks ~ better print off lots of copies of the recipe, everyone’s going to ask for it!

Dill Pickle Potato Salad

Oh my, this dill pickle potato salad is to die for.  I made it for dinner and guess what?  It was gone by lunch.  Oh well, some things are too good for this world.  Like this dilly-icious potato salad.   I tripled down on the dill, it’s in the dressing (pickle juice) it’s in the salad itself (plenty of diced pickles) and in the garnish (fresh dill).  So much dill to love…

Dill Pickle Potato Salad is tripled infused with dill

Use your favorite potato in this salad, I’m partial to baby Dutch yellow potatoes, in fact for this one I used the itty bitty pee wee variety.  But even if you use super tiny potatoes, make sure you cut them at least in half ~ if you leave them whole, they won’t absorb any of the wonderful flavors.

TIP: Grandma’s secret: toss the potatoes with a generous amount of the dressing while they are still warm, they’ll absorb it much better that way.

Melissa's Dutch Yellow Pee Wee Potatoes for Dill Pickle Potato Salad ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

I chopped up 3 pickles and tossed them with the potatoes, green onions, and dill.  Use more if you’re into it.

Making Dill Pickle Potato Salad ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

I highly recommend you try this ~ it has all the great qualities of a classic potato salad with the added boost of flavor and texture from the dill and the pickles.  If you’re a dill pickle lover, this is your summer side!  As for the pickles themselves, use your favorite brand…even better, make your own ~ my QUICK AND SPICY REFRIGERATOR PICKLES would be perfect in this salad.  The nice thing about that recipe is that the pickles are ready to eat the next day.

Dill Pickle Potato Salad, perfect for all your spring and summer meals!

What is it about dill pickles?  When you love them, you reeeeaaaaally love them, almost to the point of obsession.  Remember my DILL PICKLE AND BRAT SOUP?  I made that darned recipe 3 times in one week, I couldn’t get enough!

Dill Pickle Potato Salad ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Do you know anyone who’s pregnant?  It would be fun to bring her a big batch of this dill pickle potato salad, I know she’d appreciate it!  And you HAVE to bring this to your next potluck, people are going to mob you for the recipe :)

TIP: Don’t know if anyone cares, but the mayo I always buy is Best Foods Real Mayonnaise.  Not low fat.  Not Miracle Whip (sorry mom).  But if you want the very best, make my HOMEMADE MAYONNAISE ~ it’s ready in 30 seconds!!

Dilly Pickle Potato Salad

Yield: serves 4

Dilly Pickle Potato Salad

Ingredients

    dressing
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp pickle juice
  • salt and lots of fresh cracked black pepper to taste
    salad
  • 24 ounces baby potatoes, do not peel
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 dill pickles, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp fresh minced dill
  • 2 hard cooked eggs, quartered
    garnish
  • fresh dill
  • chopped dill pickles

Instructions

  1. Whisk the dressing ingredients together, and add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. Put the potatoes in a pot with lots of cold water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and boil gently until they are just tender. Drain and rinse in cold water to stop the cooking.
  3. Halve or quarter the potatoes, depending on their side, and put them in a large bowl. Toss with a generous amount of the dressing.
  4. Add the onions, pickles, and dill and toss again. Top with the eggs. Refrigerate for at least an hour or two to let the flavors develop. Add more dressing before serving if necessary. (you may not need all of the dressing.)
  5. Garnish with extra dill and chopped pickles.
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/dill-pickle-potato-salad-recipe/

Notes:

  • I usually slightly under cook my potatoes, better a little firm than too mushy.  Use the tip of a sharp knife to check on them.
  • Can you use other types of pickles?  Absolutely!  Use half sour, bread and butter, or even gherkins.
  • Potato salad benefits from a few hours in the refrigerator to allow to flavors to develop and marinate, make it early in the day.
  • Craving more pickles?  Luckily there are lots of great recipes out there for you to try ~ how about a  Dill Pickle Dip, or maybe Dill Pickle Pasta Salad.   You might want to get a little more creative and make a batch of Dill Pickle Popcorn…or how about Bagel Burgers with Dill Pickle Cream Cheese…yum!

 

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Dill Pickle Potato Salad ~ this creamy potato salad packed with pickles will become your favorite summer side, perfect for barbecues, picnics, and potlucks!

 

 

22 Comments

  • Reply
    Leigh
    April 29, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Hi Sue,
    I linked to this recipe from your new potato salad with eggs and mustard. In that recipe you do not cut up the potatoes (neither did Bon Appetite). In this one you do. Since both are small potatoes is there a reason why? Perhaps for the mustard one you need the whole bit of starchy potato to offset the boldness of the mustard dressing? (Or maybe it was simply because that is how Bon Appetit did it?!!). Thanks. Either way will be making both especially this one – my husband is a fanatic about anything involving dill pickles.

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 30, 2017 at 7:13 am

      Yes, I’ve come around to the idea that it’s always good to cut potatoes, even if it’s just in half. I would go ahead and cut the ones in the older recipe, and I think I’ll go back and edit that, thanks Leigh! I think you’re going to love this one :)

      • Reply
        Sue
        April 30, 2017 at 7:38 am

        I just checked the other recipe and I do say to halve the potatoes there, too, it must be a little hard to see it in the photos.

  • Reply
    Robyn
    March 15, 2017 at 4:57 am

    My Mom is almost world famous with this recipe, she’s made it for as long as I can remember. She adds onion when boiling the potatoes, adds a lot more flavor. You can’t go wrong with this recipe. It’s adored everywhere she’s ever taken it. This looks so delicious, I’m making it this weekend with some crockpot ribs. Can’t wait!

  • Reply
    Wendy Walecka
    March 14, 2017 at 10:50 am

    OOH! This looks yummy! Just so happens I need to take a dish to pass to a quilt retreat. I think this will do nicely.

    I don’t know why, but I am a huge fan of Hellman’s Mayonnaise. I have tried making it myself with mixed results. Just don’t ever use EVOO…bleh! Talk about heavy on the olive flavor.

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 14, 2017 at 10:53 am

      This salad is perfect for your quilt retreat, you’ll have to let us know how it goes over. I have a wonderful recipe for homemade mayo, here, Wendy, and I have to admit, I think it’s far superior to anything I’ve ever bought, but I never use EVOO, for sure! Here’s the recipe: http://theviewfromgreatisland.com/minimal-monday-30-second-mayonnaise/

  • Reply
    2 sisters recipes
    March 13, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    This potato salad sounds so good Sue! We have made something similar but without the mayo and buttermilk. I bet yours is fabulous !! Already printed it! :)

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 14, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      I always have a carton of cultured low fat buttermilk in the fridge, I use it for everything from brownies to salad dressing!

  • Reply
    Gerlinde @Sunnycovechef
    March 13, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    I love a good potato salad and yours looks fantastic. You are right, pickles make everything better.

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 13, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      On occasion I’d consider a great potato salad to be dinner!

  • Reply
    Abbe@This is How I Cook
    March 13, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    I am loving this! Plus it looks like Spring! But being a potato and a pickle lover, this has my name written on it!

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 14, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      Yay for potatoes and pickles <3

  • Reply
    mwhiting
    March 13, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    How will my breath recover after the boiled eggs and fresh spring onions?

  • Reply
    Mary
    March 13, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Sue!!! I am loving this salad. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much for including my pickle dip recipe too!

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 13, 2017 at 9:00 am

      We need to have a pickle party soon ;)

  • Reply
    Rebecca {foodie with family}
    March 13, 2017 at 7:56 am

    This looks so inviting! It has so many of my favourite things in one place. I love the idea of the crunchy pickles with the tender potatoes, and vinegar (pickle brine) and potatoes pair so beautifully together. This is altogether wonderful.

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 13, 2017 at 9:00 am

      Thanks Rebecca <3

  • Reply
    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    March 13, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Now this is really summery and delicious! A perfect salad for picnic or any garden party.

  • Reply
    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    March 13, 2017 at 4:51 am

    You are getting me in the mood for summer with this perfect potato salad! Love the addition of lots of dill pickles. My favourite!

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 13, 2017 at 9:49 am

      We’ve been getting summery weather ALREADY here in Los Angeles…

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    March 13, 2017 at 4:47 am

    All those pickles and the wonderful bunch of dill makes this my new favorite salad! So pretty too. Thanks for sharing Sue!

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 13, 2017 at 9:47 am

      PICKLES MAKE EVERYTHING BETTER! Thanks Tricia :)

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