Creamy Dill Potato Salad


If you like dill pickles and dill seasoning, you’ll want to try this potato salad! I’ve had this recipe for awhile and there are three things I really like about it: 1) it has red potatoes in it, which I prefer over regular potatoes,  2) you don’t need to peel the potatoes (I find potato peeling pretty tedious), and 3) it has dill pickles in it! This is a cool and creamy potato salad that is perfect for summer meals and picnics.

Colman'sIn addition to chopped dill pickles, this potato salad is also flavored with green onions, some garlic salt and mustard powder. I used Colman’s Mustard, since they had sent me some of their Original English Mustard and Mustard Powder to try out. I didn’t realize the company dates back to 1814, and Queen Victoria gave this mustard her seal of approval in 1866 (the Royal Family still uses Colman’s products). I thought it gave the potato salad a great flavor and I really like the superfine powdery texture because it blended in so well with the mayonnaise and other ingredients of the potato salad dressing–so nice and smooth. You can also use this mustard powder to rub into beef or chicken before roasting and add to stews, soups, and gravies to thicken and add flavor. The Colman’s website has some great recipes you may want to check out, too!

You’ll get about 8 to 10 servings from this recipe, so if you’re making this for a large group, you should probably double it!


Makes about 8 to 10 servings

  • 2 1/2 lbs. small red potatoes, unpeeled (about 5 heaping cups of cooked, cut up potatoes)
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped (chop up both the green stems and the white onion part)
  • 6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and chopped (for a lower cholesterol version, you can just use the chopped egg whites)
  • 1 cup chopped dill pickles (or 1 1/3 cups if you really like that dill pickle flavor!)
  • 1 cup light or regular mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons brine from the pickles
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder (I used Colman’s brand)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill or 2 teaspoons dried dill

Place potatoes in a large pot of lightly salted water and boil for 15–20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender; drain well. Cut the potatoes in half or quarters, depending on the size of the potatoes. In a large bowl, add the cut potatoes, green onions, eggs, and pickles. Stir gently to combine. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, pickle brine, garlic salt, mustard powder, pepper, and dill. Pour this mixture over the potato mixture and stir gently. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

This potato salad also looks nice served on some lettuce leaves if you’re making it for a luncheon or dinner.

Potato salad is such a great summer side dish! Do you have a favorite potato salad recipe you like to make?


14 thoughts on “Creamy Dill Potato Salad

    1. Sandy Glick

      This sounds good, but instead of mayo and mustard, I use Miracle Whip or Mayo, and durkees famous sauce in mine. It’s a dill potato salad passed down from my Grandmother. Durkees Famous Sauce is a mixture of mayo, mustard, and spices. We dip our toast in it too—also passed down from Grandma. But, I haven’t used dill weed in it. That might make it even better. Yummy!

      1. nancyc Post author

        Your Grandmother’s potato salad sounds really good, Sandy! I’ll have to try using Durkees sometime–thanks for the tip! 🙂

  1. Bam's Kitchen

    Adding the brine from the pickles is a great idea! Have you ever tried using Japanese mayo? It is fantastic and it would be lovely using your recipe for creamy dil potato salad. Wishing you a super weekend. Take care, BAM

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