Pickle Salad Recipe

Published on December 3rd 2022 by Chigoziri Nwachuku.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Overview of a bowl of pickle salad on a tabletop

Pickle Salad has a different burst of flavor in every tasty bite. Simple to make using shell pasta, red onion, pickles, and pickle juice for an extra sour kick tossed with fresh dill, Greek yogurt, salt, and pepper, it's as easy as that. Best of all, it will last three days in the fridge, so you can easily pack it up, take it for lunch, or have it as a side for dinner with Ribs or Spicy Chicken.  

How long do you brine pickles for?

Brines can make quick pickles consumed in only a few hours or brined anywhere from 3 days to one week. Of course, the longer the pickles are brined for, the deeper the flavors will be. 

How many calories are in a pickle salad?

There are 170 calories in one portion of pickle salad. 

Is Costco dill pickle salad Keto?

Costco's dill pickle salad comes with brioche croutons, if you skip these the salad would be keto.  

how many calories in dill pickle?

There are approximately 5 calories in a dill pickle spear. 

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Serves
8 persons

Ingredients

For Salad:
  • 1/2 pound Dry Shell Pasta

  • 2 tablespoons Dill Pickle Juice

  • 3/4 cup Dill Pickles, sliced

  • 3/4 cup Cheddar Cheese, small dice

  • 1/2 medium Red Onion, small dice

     

  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Dill

For Dressing:
  • 1 cup plain Greek Yogurt

  • 3 tablespoons Pickle Juice

  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

  • Salt to taste

Instructions

For Salad:

Boil pasta according to package directions. Once ready, run under cold water to stop the cooking process.

Top view of cooked shell pasta in a strainer over a bowl

Place cooked pasta in a large bowl. Add the first 2 tablespoons of pickle juice, toss well letting it sit and absorb for 5 minutes. 

Overview of a bowl of shell pasta mixed with pickle juice

Add pickles, cheddar cheese, red onion, and fresh dill, mixing well.

Pickle salad ingredients in a bowl
For Dressing:

To a small bowl, add Greek yogurt, pickle juice, black pepper and salt. Mix well.

Pickle salad dressing being whisked together in a bowl.
For Assembly:

Combine the salad ingredients with the dressing. Place the pickle salad into the fridge for one hour to chill before adding it to a serving bowl ready to eat. 

A bowl of pickle salad ingredients being mixed with dressing in a bowl
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Chigoziri Nwachuku
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Cooking up health and flavor: Chichi's recipes redefine nutritious eating. Healthy food doesn’t have to taste bland!

More posts by Chigoziri Nwachuku