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Contest-Winning Tangy Potato Salad Recipe

Contest-Winning Tangy Potato Salad Recipe

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 YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 8 cups cubed peeled cooked potatoes (about 11 mediium)
  • 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


  • 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. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional 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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Reviewed Apr. 15, 2014

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

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed 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"

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed 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!!"

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed 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!!!"

Reviewed Jun. 20, 2009

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

Reviewed Jun. 20, 2009

"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."

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