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Contest-Winning Tangy Potato Salad

My potato salad is so easy, I can quickly put it together in the kitchen of our trailer home on the lake. I've shared the recipe with our three daughters, and it's become a signature dish with all of them. Our grandchildren eat it up.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    10-12 servings


  • 8 cups cubed peeled cooked potatoes (about 11 medium)
  • 10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 hard-boiled large 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 189 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 453mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • acooley1
    Apr 15, 2014

    Delicious and really simple to prepare. I even hard cooked the eggs in the same pot as the potatoes!

  • dockgirl
    Sep 21, 2011

    My boyfriend went nuts for this salad. he said I could make it as often as I wanted.Nice change from traditional.

  • victoriaisabella
    Jan 8, 2011

    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

  • 1DomesticGoddess
    Jul 7, 2010

    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.

  • ProblemChild
    Oct 12, 2009

    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.

  • ProblemChild
    Oct 12, 2009

    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!!

  • janicespearson
    Jul 6, 2009

    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.

  • shadyjane
    Jul 4, 2009

    No comment left

  • sauceen
    Jun 21, 2009

    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!!!

  • jecass
    Jun 20, 2009

    In a pinch if I don't have tangy dill pickle relish I finely dice dill pickles. Works just as well.