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Dill Pickle Pasta Salad Recipe


  • 1 pound dry rotini pasta
  • 8 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups diced dill pickles, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives, plus extra for garnish
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise (store-bought or homemade)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ⅔ cup pickle juice (from the pickle jar)
  • ½ white onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Cook the rotini pasta following the instructions on the package until it’s just right, not too soft, not too firm. Then, let it cool down completely.
  2. Take a big salad bowl and put in the cooled pasta, the cubed cheese, the diced dill pickles, and the chopped dill and chives.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, pickle juice, minced onion, minced garlic, salt, and black pepper until it’s all blended well.
  4. Pour this dressing over the pasta mixture and give it a good toss until everything is nicely coated.
  5. Pop the salad into the fridge for at least an hour before serving. This helps all the flavors meld together and makes it taste even better.
  6. Just before serving, if you’re feeling like adding an extra zing, toss the salad with a bit more pickle juice, somewhere between ¼ to ½ cup.
  7. Finally, make it look extra inviting by garnishing with some more diced pickles, fresh dill, and chives.
    Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: Depends on the pasta Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes Servings: 8

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