Pickle Potato Salad

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Another day dreaming of summer means another potato salad! This one might just be the best ever – at least if you ask my kids, who have already asked for it again three times. Which is especially funny because they all say they don’t like pickles! Now I know pickles are one of those foods that people either love or hate…very little in between on that line. I am 100% on the LOVE side of that line and use pickles and pickle juice in my food way more than my kids even know (LOL). This latest recipe is going to be making the rotation at my house. Check out Pickle Potato Salad.

Pickle Potato Salad

When it comes to pickles, I do have a favorite brand – Mt. Olive Pickles. They have such good and consistent flavor. For this recipe you really want a pickle and pickle juice that you enjoy, as it is the front runner in the flavor department. Also I went with a straight Dill Pickle on this, no bread and butter or sweet or other flavors. While I do have a potato salad recipe that I use sweet pickle relish for, this is not it.

Pickle Potato Salad

When I was making this salad, my son walked into the kitchen and saw the bowl from across the way and asked me if I was making potato salad or egg salad. My answer was simple yes, because this is a very egg filled potato salad, since the dressing is mostly boiled egg yolks and pickle juice. I am lucky to have my own backyard flock of chickens so we get very fresh eggs with very bright yolks. Thus, the very vibrant yellow of this salad.

Pickle Potato Salad

Since this salad has more sour notes to it, I opted to make my protein with some sweet to balance it out. I serve it up with Bourbon Peach Pork Tenderloin – which is just the right amount of sweet and spicy to bring it all together. This salad would be perfect with burgers, ribs, steak, chicken, really anything.

Pickle Potato Salad

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Pickle Potato Salad

Dill, pickles and pickle juice are all this simple potato salad needs to become amazing!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword boiled eggs, dill, egg, pickle juice, pickles, potato, Potato Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 3 lb Baby Red Potatoes
  • 8 Large Eggs
  • 4 Celery Stalks diced
  • 1 cup Dill Pickle Relish
  • ½ cup Fresh Dill chopped
  • 2 tsp Pepper divided
  • 2 tsp Salt divided
  • 1 cup Mayo
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 cup Pickle Juice

Instructions

  • Start 2 pots of water boiling (one for eggs and one for potatoes).
  • Once the water is boiling, add the eggs to one pot and potatoes to the other. Let the eggs cook for 15 minutes and remove them to an ice bath (half water half ice). Let the potatoes cook for 25 minutes and then drain in colander. Let both rest for 1 hour.
  • Cut potatoes in half (or quarters) and add to large bowl. Add celery, dill, pickle relish, one teaspoon salt, and one teaspoon pepper to bowl.
  • Peel each egg, cut in half and remove yolks. Put yolks in a small bowl and break up with a fork. Cut up egg whites and add to potatoes.
  • Add remaining salt and pepper, mayo, pickle juice and paprika to egg yolks. Stir to combine (it will be chunky, make as smooth as you like). Pour over potato mixture. Toss to coat.
  • Serve right away or store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

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