Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

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This high protein Dill Pickle Pasta Salad is for pickle lovers everywhere. Made with crunchy pickles, crispy fresh veggies, tender pasta and a creamy dressing, this cold salad makes a great side dish for bbq's, parties and meal prep.
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Spoons in a large bowl of dill pickle pasta salad.

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

If you’re like me and eat pickles straight from the pickle jar, this one’s for you. I’ve merged my love of pickles and obsession with pasta salad to create a dill pickle pasta salad that is out of this world tasty.

Crunchy dill pickles, chickpea pasta, and crispy veggies are tossed in a creamy dressing to make a high-protein, tangy pasta salad. If you want a more traditional pasta salad with the pickle taste, try my Greek Yogurt Potato Salad.

Classic pasta salad usually has sour cream and heavy mayo as the main ingredient for the dressing. This creamy dill dressing is made with low-fat greek yogurt and low-fat mayo for a lighter version without sacrificing on great flavor.

This salad is the perfect addition to your summer picnic or backyard bbq. Pair it with Grilled Chicken Teriyaki and Farro Summer Salad for a complete meal. 

​For more pasta salads try High Protein Pasta Salad or Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Two black spoons in a large bowl of dill pickle pasta salad.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • 10 grams of protein per serving.
  • Gluten-free.  

Ingredients and Substitutes:

These are the main ingredients and substitutions. See recipe card below for full ingredients list and instructions for this dill pickle pasta salad recipe.

Pasta salad ingredients including fresh dill, dill pickles, and creamy pickle sauce.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Use any type of pasta. Note, this recipe is high protein is due to the chickpea pasta.

Dietary Modifications

  • This recipe is gluten-free, as is.
  • To make dairy-free, substitute the yogurt and mayonnaise for a non-dairy alternative. Note, this will change the flavor of your pasta salad.

How to make this creamy dill pickle pasta salad:

Step 1: cook the pasta

Cook pasta according to the package instructions, until it’s al dente. If using Banza Chickpea pasta, I like to cook about 6-7 minutes so it doesn’t get mushy.

Once cooked, drain the pasta and rinse it under cold water to cool it down quickly and stop the cooking process.

Collage of adding chopped ingredients to a bowl of pasta.

Step 2: prepare the dressing

While your pasta is cooking, prepare the dressing. In a small bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, low-fat mayonnaise, dill pickle juice, dill, salt, and pepper. Stir until well mixed.

Step 3: assemble your salad

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooled pasta, chopped pickles, red onion, celery, and bell pepper.

Pour the dressing over the pasta and vegetables. Toss until everything is evenly coated in the dressing.

Collage of adding and mixing pasta salad ingredients.

Step 4: refrigerate

Cover the pasta salad and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving, to allow the flavors to meld together.

Step 5: serve!

When you’re ready to serve, give the salad a good stir and add additional salt and pepper if needed.

Dill pickle pasta salad on a grey plate.

Serving and storing notes!

This pasta salad is the perfect side dish to serve alongside my air fryer blackened chicken, cast iron flank steak or grilled teriyaki chicken

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. If it feels too dry the next day, add a splash of pickle juice.

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Spoons in a large bowl of dill pickle pasta salad.

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Danielle Lima
This high protein Dill Pickle Pasta Salad is for pickle lovers everywhere. Made with crunchy pickles, crispy fresh veggies, tender pasta and a creamy dressing, this cold salad makes a great side dish for bbq's, parties and meal prep.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Rest 3 hours
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 199 kcal

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Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz. chickpea pasta
  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt 112g
  • 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise 112g
  • 1/4 cup pickle juice
  • 1 tsp. dried dill (or 1 Tbsp. fresh dill)
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup dill pickles chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell peppers chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Cook your pasta according to the package instructions until it’s al dente. If using Banza Chickpea pasta, I like to cook about 6-7 minutes so it doesn’t get mushy.
  • Once cooked, drain the pasta and rinse it under cold water to cool it down quickly and stop the cooking process.
  • While your pasta is cooking, you can prepare the dressing. In a small bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, low-fat mayonnaise, pickle juice, dill, salt, and pepper. Stir until well mixed.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cooled pasta, chopped pickles, red onion, celery, and bell pepper.
  • Pour the dressing over the pasta and vegetables. Toss until everything is evenly coated in the dressing.
  • Cover the pasta salad and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving, to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • When you’re ready to serve, give the salad a good stir and add additional salt and pepper if needed.

Notes

All nutritional information is an estimate. 
  • This recipe has 6 servings at 170g each.
  • Adjust salt and pepper to suit your preferences.
  • Use any variety of dill pickle you will eat for other meals/recipes.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving to best develop the flavors.

Nutrition

Serving: 170gCalories: 199kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 10gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 635mgPotassium: 490mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4g
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17 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Me wondering when the reviews will get old because this is probably the 20th thing I’ve made from oh snap macros. I didn’t change a thing per usual and it was a hit!! Even my picky 6 year old ate it without fuss! So so tasty

  2. 5 stars
    Can’t beat the flavor with that dill pickle kick! Great mix of textures with the soft pasta and crunchy veggies. Perfect summer side dish!

  3. 5 stars
    I have made this a few times this summer already, it’s so good and so simple. It’s definitely and hit at parties!

  4. 5 stars
    My whole family enjoyed this! It was like a macaroni salad but better! It was creamy and I enjoyed the veggies 🥗

  5. 5 stars
    So delicious! It has the same comfort feeling and similar taste as a classic macaroni salad but with a dill pickle kick. I am in love and it will be my new go to for potlucks. It has held up great for meal prepping as well!

  6. 5 stars
    This was super easy to make, and DELICIOUS! Made the blackened air fryer chicken per the suggestion in the recipe to go with this and it paired together so well with the pasta salad! Yum, yum, and yum!

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