Contest-Winning Tangy Potato Salad Recipe
- 8 cups cubed peeled cooked potatoes (about 11 medium)
- 10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
- 1 carton (8 ounces) French onion dip
- 1/2 cup dill pickle relish
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Leaf lettuce, optional
- 1. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, bacon and eggs. In a small bowl, combine the dip, relish, salt and pepper. Stir into potato mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve in a lettuce-lined bowl if desired. Yield: 10-12 servings.
1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 189 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 453 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.
Reviews for Contest-Winning Tangy Potato Salad
"Delicious and really simple to prepare. I even hard cooked the eggs in the same pot as the potatoes!"
"My boyfriend went nuts for this salad. he said I could make it as often as I wanted.Nice change from traditional."
"I loved this and for anyone who can't use mayo it is great. I used dill pickles instead of relish A really good french onion dip that makes all the difference, and extra bacon. Yum"
"I was disappointed with this recipe. The salad seems to be missing something. I felt the French onion dip didn't give the salad a lot of flavor. Perhaps adding some mayo or salad dressing would perk up this salad. I'm sorry I have to say this, but this potato salad didn't impress my husband and I."
"Sorry, I meant to also include I used Marie's Roasted French Onion Dip (which had a sort of light brown tint to the coloring). I wasn't able to find the 8 oz. container of dip so I had to eyeball the amount."
"I made this recipe for my Mom & she really liked it a lot! It's got an interesting combination of flavors & is visually a very appealing dish as well. The only alterations I made to the recipe were: the addition of 2 stalks of chopped celery & the substitution of sweet pickle relish for the dill relish. I felt the addition of the celery really complimented this dish & gave it a little crunch. I don't think the relish substitution actually added or detracted from the overall taste. It just didn't seem to have much of an effect so I think you could probably go with your personal perference on that ingredient. The dill relish will probably make it tangier. The only thing I think I would change when I make it again is possibly to cut back on the salt. Thanks for the new twist on a classic!!"
"It was easy but disappointing. I think the dill relish made it bitter. I thought the bacon with the french onion dip was interesting but both my husband and I didn't care for it."
"look for Vlasic pickles,it will be with there pickles.or along side of reg. sweet relish.i goofed!!!will be with the Vlasic,they make it!!!"
"In a pinch if I don't have tangy dill pickle relish I finely dice dill pickles. Works just as well."
"What is dill pickle relish? I don't think I've ever seen it in the stores. All I ever buy and use is sweet pickle relish."
"Has anyone ever tried this recipe with sweet relish?"
"Hi: SAW YOUR COMMENTS ON THIS POTATO SALAD ....You said you used 1/2 mayo and 1/2 sour cream? Was this in place of the French Onion Dip? Or just added to the recipe? Thanks !"
"This recipe is excellent. I just tried making it with a small amount of 1/2 mayo & 1/2 sour cream. This gives it an even better texture & layers on even more flavor.The family seems to love it so I'm sure I'll be trying it again!familygirlSmithtown, NY"
"I hate mayo so this alternative is awesome!"