Easy Dill Pickle Pasta Salad Recipe
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Looking for a side dish with a nice kick?
I’m always in search of easy to make side dishes that can liven up my usual go-to dinners. Today I’m sharing with you my new favorite side dish that takes less than 15 minutes to prepare with just a few simple ingredients.
Introducing Dill Pickle Pasta Salad!
This dish is perfect for cookouts, or even as a dinner side dish to serve alongside chicken, steak, or pork.
Tips when making dill pickle pasta salad:
- Turn this side dish into the main course by simply adding in rotisserie chicken or tuna! It’s perfect for lunch or dinner. By adding in the protein, it goes from side dish to a hearty main dish.
- Have extra pickle juice left over? Don’t throw it down the drain! Save the juice to use it as a marinade for your chicken just like Chick-fil-A does.
Dill Pickle Pasta Salad
yield: 6 SERVINGS
prep time: 15 MINUTES
total time: 15 MINUTES
The bold and tangy flavor of dill pickles shines bright in this easy-to-make pasta salad recipe.
- 3 cups bowtie pasta, cooked and drained
- 1 cup dill pickles, sliced
- 1 cup cubed Colby & Monterey Jack Cheese
- 1/4 cup green onions, diced
- 1/2 cup red peppers, diced
- 1/4 cup pickle juice
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 2/3 cup sour cream
- 3 tablespoons pickle juice
- 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill
To a large mixing bowl add cooked bowtie pasta, sliced pickles, cubed cheese, green onion, red peppers, and pickle juice. Toss ingredients until all ingredients are coated with the pickle juice.
In a separate bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients.
Pour dressing over salad ingredients and toss, coating all ingredients. Refrigerate pickle pasta salad for at least one hour to really let the flavors come together.
This dill pickle pasta salad is flavorlicious! 😋
The zappy kick from the pickles will kick all your other pasta salad recipes to the curb. Dill pickle salad was such a hit with my family so I know it will be with yours, too!
Be sure to make extra for a quick and easy lunch you can just grab from the fridge when hunger strikes.
Check out what my sidekick Jenna had to say about this recipe:
“I LIVE for cold salads like this and trust me, this pasta salad does not disappoint! My daughter and I ate multiple plates of this – it’s that good. I love the taste of the fresh dill and of course the pickles in there, and the bowtie pasta really made it look and taste great.”
This looks so good! I just love pickles. I might try to Keto-fy it and give it a taste 🙂
Sounds good to me except for the cheese. I made it but left out pimentos. I used Swiss cheese chopped into small squares and also choppped the pickles. Such a yummy idea!