Susan's Dill Pickle Potato Salad

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr

Mom taught me how to make potato salad and she NEVER put sweet pickles in it. Always used dill pickles. I have had many compliments and requests to make this salad for get togethers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bake potatoes (microwave or oven) as they don't get soggy like boiled ones, cool to handle. Peel and cut in large chunks.
  2. Use large bowl to mix potatoes, celery, pickles, onion and eggs. Mix carefully so as not to mash potatoes.
  3. Mix dressing by mixing last 4 ingredients together in a small bowl or just add to salad bowl & mix. Stir to coat all ingredients and taste for saltiness.
  4. Chill several hours or overnight. Taste for seasoning & add more of anything you like (salt, mustard, pickles, olives etc). If too dry add more mayo.


Most Helpful

Not tried this, but I but in my Mother's version there is no onion, she used only red potatoes, and skin on, and added kosher salami, which is diced: incredibly combination

mkmilan0415 October 13, 2016

So very delicious! Make this one for sure! Do decrease the onion. I used green onions.

Chef Dizal August 31, 2013

This is an outstanding potato salad! This is what you expect that a really good potato salad should taste. Sometimes, you get sick of eating regular potato salad, but this keeps you coming back for more. I followed this exactly, and used the 4 serving measurement, which was perfect. Thanks for posting such a good tasting, perfect salad!

Andi of Longmeadow Farm September 06, 2012

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