I made for salad for our 4th of July party and we liked it very much. I took the onion and dill pickle and ran it through the food processor for a bit. Then added the mayo and seasonings. I also all some chopped eggs and bacon bits. We loved the dressing for this salad. I'm used to the sweet dressing and this was a nice change of pace. Thank you for sharing with us.
I just made this with the food processor and it was stupid easy to grate everything and make the dressing that way. Tastes awesome too!!
Lori this was so good! I added in some celery and used green onions in place of yellow, and reduced the dill by a couple of teaspoons it's even better today! thanks so much for this recipe!...Kitten:)
I love dill pickles so this was right up my alley. Substituted onion for green onion and added some chopped egg and cheddar cubes. Dillish! Thanks.
Since I love pasta salads and pickles, I knew I had to give this recipe a try. I didn't have garlic pickles in the house, so I subbed using Kosher pickles, and adding garlic powder, plus I added more of the dressing, so the salad wouldn't be too dry. This is exactly how I made mine... Since the 3 cups of macaroni equals 16-ounces of uncooked elbow macaroni, I only used half the amount of noodles, as I was making this salad mainly for my husband and I. And since I only used half the amount of noodles, I then only used 1 cup of mayonnaise (Hellmann's Mayonnaise), 2 tablespoons of pickle juice, an 1/8 teaspoon each... of garlic powder, black pepper, and salt. I only added 1 tablespoon of diced yellow onion, plus I seeded and chopped 2 Vlasic Kosher Dill Pickle Spears. Made the salad one day prior to serving, but found the next day I needed to add a bit more of the dressing, so I mixed together and added... 1/4 cup of mayo, 3/4 tsp of pickle juice, plus 1/16 tsp each (about a pinch each) of garlic powder, pepper, and salt. By using less macaroni and adding more of the dressing, I found the salad stayed nice 'n creamy for a couple days in the fridge. While this salad didn't seem to wow my husband, I really liked it, and so did one of my daughters. But then my daughter loves pickles as much as I do. Thank you Lori Mama for sharing this recipe! It was very good!!
Really good salad! We loved the grated onion and pickle. I added chopped celery, bell pepper and eggs. I also added 1 more cup of macaroni, another pickle and 1/2 onion because it didn't seem like it would feed six. I kept the may measurements the same. I didn't add the addition dill, only because I didn't know who in our group liked it. I'll will next time just for us. Thanks for posting.
LOVE LOVE LOVE Dill!!!!! this sounds good!!!! will have to try soon!!!! but grating the onions and pickels????? we shalll see!!!
While there is nothing inherently wrong with this recipe, my husband and I did not care for the taste. Guess we are sweet pickle pasta salad lovers. Oh well, never know until you try. Thanks
Well, that was the first time I ever grated a pickle. I will do it again though because it worked well for this kind of recipe and distributed it better than the normal chopping method. I scaled this down and had it for my lunch today. I had to use straight macaroni as it was all I could get in my British supermarket. Then, I used fat free mayo to make this very low fat with no problems at all. Made for everyday tag.
Very good! I think I may have put a bit too much onion in (or mine was very strong) because it has a prominent onion flavor. Still very tasty though - especially like the pickle flavor. I added garlic powder since my pickles were not the garlic kind. The grating of the onion and pickle gives a nice distribution.