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Dill Pickle Chopped Salad (Costco Copycat Taylor Farms)

Dill Pickle Chopped Salad is one of the most irresistible salads! A creamy and tangy dill pickle ranch dressing paired with a mix of crunchy vegetables. Perfect for pickle lovers!

Dill Pickle Chopped Salad (Costco Copycat Taylor Farms) Recipe

This recipe is inspired by the Taylor Farms Dill Pickle Salad Kit sold exclusively at Costco

This creamy Dill Pickle Salad is not only full of flavor, it’s packed with nutrients! It’s loaded with green leafy lettuce, bits of cauliflower, kale, radishes, green and red cabbage. The dill pickle ranch dressing, pieces of feta and dill pickle season completes this salad and I guarantee will bring your taste buds to life!

By the way, don’t let the creaminess of the dressing fool you into thinking the dressing is not healthy, because it is. While, I love to re-create recipes and make copycat recipes the best I can, I also look to ways of making them healthier. This salad is famous for a reason…it’s creamy tangy dill pickle dressing!

To make this dressing healthier, I’m use Greek Yogurt. If you haven’t noticed yet, I use this ingredient quite often as a substitute for sour cream and mayo in some recipes. Greek Yogurt on its own is so creamy and by adding a few additional ingredients and seasonings, there are endless possibilities!

Copycat Costco Pickle Salad Recipe

I kept seeing the Taylor Farms Dill Pickle Salad (Costco Dill Pickle Salad, Costco Pickle Salad) all over social media. The reviews were amazing but I was a little hesitant as I don’t usually buy prepared salad kits.

To my surprise, when I tried the Taylor Farms dill pickle salad, I was amazed how much flavor was packed into it and how incredibly delicious it was! Even though it was prepacked it was still so fresh. So of, course, my curiosity got the best of me and I just had to start working on a copycat recipe. 

I don’t like buying things loaded with additives. The beauty of re-creation, or copycat recipes, is that you control exactly what goes into the recipe without sacrificing flavor. Since this salad became a family favorite, I instantly got to work on recreating it!

When you look at my recipe, it may seem like a lot of work and ingredients for the seasoning packet. The seasoning packet lasts a really long time. This recipe makes enough for 4-6 salads. If you want to make extra to keep on hand, it makes an excellent seasoning for other recipes such as salmon, chicken, pork and even as popcorn seasoning!

What is a Chopped Salad?

A chopped salad simply means a salad where all the ingredients are chopped into small bite sized pieces. Usually, 1/2 – 1 inch sized pieces. These salads are commonly made with a mix of lettuce, cabbage and vegetables (for example, cauliflower, broccoli, radishes, cucumbers, etc.).

I love chopped salads as the texture is much different than a regular leafy green salad. Salads often get a bad rep of being boring and just plates of lettuce. However, a chop salad with a mix of so many different textures and flavors in small bite sized piece makes them versatile and fun! And what’s not to love about a dill pickle ranch salad?!

What is in Dill Pickle Chopped Salad (Costco Copycat Taylor Farms)?

This recipe is inspired by the Taylor Farms Dill Pickle Salad Kit sold exclusively at Costco

Dill Pickle Chopped Salad Ingredients

  • Kale – one of my favorite ingredients to include in salads. Kale holds up well when paired with any dressing. It does not get soggy or wilted which makes it great for meal prep!

  • Cauliflower – small pieces of cauliflowers adds the perfect amount of crunch to this salad. If you have never had raw cauliflower in a salad you are in for a treat.

  • Leafy Green Lettuce – romaine, green leaf lettuce, bib lettuce, iceberg lettuce all work great in this salad. I like using what is on sale for the week but I would recommend romaine for this salad, especially for meal prep as romaine holds up well once pre-cut.

  • Green and Red Cabbage – I love the color the mix of these two cabbages brings to the salad. Raw green cabbage has a sweetness that really elevates the salad.

  • Feta Cheese – this is an ingredient exclusive to the Costco version of this salad kit. It adds the perfect salty creamy cheese flavor to the salad.

  • Radish – I love radishes so much that I grow them in my garden in the summer! They are so cute and little but pack a punch with a unique spicy flavor to them.

  • Croutons – store bought or homemade croutons can be used for this salad. Taylor Farms uses ‘dill brioche’ breadcrumbs. They are spiced with dill and crushed into small bite sized pieces. I like using store bought Caesar croutons as they are seasoned and have a great flavor. They are crushed in this recipe to mimic the breadcrumbs of the original salad kit.

Dill Ranch Salad Dressing Ingredients

  • Greek Yogurt – don’t be scared, you do NOT taste the yogurt flavor in this dressing once all the seasonings are added in. I used to be scared of using Greek yogurt in my salad dressing as I honestly do not like the flavor of Greek yogurt on it’s own. However, using this in dressings is the BEST way to get a creamy dressing that is low in calories. Any classic dressing that calls for mayo or sour cream, I sub for Greek yogurt and do not notice a difference in taste or texture. If anything the greek yogurt is creamier than mayo and/or sour cream.

  • Pickle – we can’t have a dill pickle salad without pickles. Finely diced dill pickles are mixed into the salad dressing for a pop of tang.

  • Pickle Juice – to thin out the dressing a splash of pickle juice is added to the Greek yogurt.
    • Optional – for an extra tang add a splash of lemon juice too!

  • Honey – I like using a natural sweetener in my salad dressings to keep them healthier so I opt for honey, however you can use your sweetener of choice.

  • Dill – fresh or dried dill can be used in this recipe. I don’t usually have fresh dill on hand but I always have a jar of dried dill so that’s what I usually use.

  • Garlic Powder, Onion Powder – this dill pickle ranch dressing is finished off with a pinch of garlic and onion powder.

  • Note on Salt – no salt is added into the dressing as the pickles and pickle juice already have salt. We will also be making a dill pickle seasoning mix that has salt added so no salt is needed in the dressing. However, if you are not using the seasoning mix add a pinch of salt to the dressing.

Dill Seasoning Mix Ingredients

The Taylor Farms Dill Pickle Chopped Salad Kit sold exclusively at Costco includes a Dill Pickle seasoning packet

My dill pickle seasoning mix is inspired by the Taylor Farms Salad kit ingredients list. This seasoning mix is optional and is only included in the salad kit sold at Costco. Taylor Farms does sell another dill pickle chopped salad with without the dill pickle seasoning mix and that salad delicious as well.

My seasoning mix is a combo of dill, mustard powder, garlic and onion powder, rosemary, coriander, and salt. If you are not preparing the seasoning mix I would suggest adding a pinch of salt to the salad dressing.

How to Make Dill Pickle Chopped Salad

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Prepare the Dressing and Dill Seasoning Mix

1 In a medium sized bowl or jar, add all of the dressing ingredients. In a bowl stir the ingredients together, or add all the ingredients to a jar, secure the lid and shake until evenly combined.

You can keep the dressing stored in an air tight container for 3-4 days (or as long as the yogurt best before date). Set dressing aside in the fridge while you prepare the salad.

Alternatively, you can use store bought ranch dressing and add diced pickles, pickle juice and dried dill.

2 For the seasoning mix you can use a spice grinder or mortar and pestle, or you can make it in a small bowl. Combine all of the dill pickle seasoning mix ingredients and grind in the spice grinder or mortar and pestle. Or you can use a spoon to crush the herbs in a small bowl.

This step is only necessary to break down the dried rosemary so that the rosemary becomes a powder rather than larger dried pieces. Store leftover seasoning mix in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

3 Place croutons in a Ziploc bag and gently crush until you have a mix of large and small croutons. This step is to breakdown the croutons into smaller pieces to match the small chop of the vegetables in the salad.

Prepare the Salad

1 Prepare all of the vegetables for the salad – green leafy lettuce, kale, cabbage, red cabbage, cauliflower and radishes – by cutting them into small bite sized pieces. The texture of this salad is a coleslaw chopped salad with small bite sized pieces (about ½ inch). Transfer all of the chopped vegetables to a large bowl.

2 Add the crumbled feta, croutons, dill seasoning mix and dressing to the salad bowl. Toss until evenly combined. Taste the salad and add more of the dill pickle seasoning mix and dressing to taste. I love a really strong pickle flavored salad so I like to extra pickle seasoning. 

Serve and enjoy!

Can I Make Dill Pickle Salad in Advance?

YES! The beauty of a hearty chopped salad with a mix of kale, cabbage, lettuce and cauliflower is that these vegetables last a long time. They can be precut 3-4 days in advance and stored in the fridge in an air tight container.

Prepare a batch of the salad dressing, or spice up store bought ranch dressing by adding dill, diced pickles and pickle juice (see notes in the recipe card below). Prepare your dill seasoning mix as well and keep it in a jar. Keep the salad dressing in the fridge and have your veggies all chopped up.

When it comes time to serve just portion out as much salad as you would like, add the dressing, dill seasoning mix and croutons and enjoy!

You can actually dress and toss the salad up to 1 day in advance. The vegetables in this salad hold up well to the creamy dressing and absorb all the flavors if tossed a day in advance without getting soggy or overly wilted.

What to Serve with Dill Pickle Chopped Salad?

Pair this creamy salad with a protein for a well rounded meal.

  • Pork Souvlaki Skewers – I love serving this salad with grilled pork souvlaki skewers, the lemon in the Greek marinade pairs perfectly with this tangy salad
  • Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin – is an impressive yet simple dinner idea! Your family will love this tender roasted pork wrapped in crispy bacon and covered in tangy BBQ sauce.
  • Chicken Romano – chicken cutlets coated seasoned panko breadcrumbs loaded with Romano cheese, herbs and lemon zest. Fried until golden brown and topped with cheese!

Soup, Salad and Breadstick Combo Dinner!

For a family dinner at home that has all the great vibes of the classic Olive Garden combo pair this salad with my favorite breadsticks and soup!

  • Crazy Bread (Little Caesars Copycat) – the ultimate bread stick! Light and airy bread soaked in garlic butter, topped with parmesan cheese… I’m drooling just writing this.

  • Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup – made at home is just as creamy and delicious as the classic Olive Garden soup! The best part is it can be made in your kitchen in just 30 minutes!
  • Turkey Meatball Orzo Soup – a healthy twist on the classic Italian wedding soup! This hearty and healthy soup comes together in just 30 minutes!
  • Loaded Baked Potato Soup – creamy potato based soup filled with all the classic baked potato toppings – sour cream, cheese, bacon and green onions!

Enjoy!

– Sab

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costco dill pickle chopped salad copycat recipe in a wood bowl

Dill Pickle Chopped Salad (Costco Copycat Taylor Farms)

Dill Pickle Chopped Salad is one of the most irresistible salads! A creamy and tangy dill pickle ranch dressing paired with a mix of crunchy vegetables. Perfect for pickle lovers! This creamy Dill Pickle Salad is not only full of flavor, it’s packed with nutrients! It’s loaded with green leafy lettuce, bits of cauliflower, kale, radishes, green and red cabbage. The dill pickle ranch dressing, pieces of feta and dill pickle season completes this salad and I guarantee will bring your taste buds to life!
4.93 from 13 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 136 kcal

Ingredients
  

Salad

  • 1 cup kale, stems removed, cut into small bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup green cabbage, cut into small bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup red cabbage, cut into small bite sized pieces
  • 1 ½ cup green leafy lettuce, romaine, green leaf, bib, iceberg; chopped, approx. 1/2 head
  • 1 cup cauliflower, raw, cut into small bite sized pieces, approx. 1 head
  • 4 radishes, cut into small bite sized pieces
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup croutons, store bought or homemade
  • 2 1/2 tbsp dill seasoning mix, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 cup dill pickle ranch dressing, or store bought ranch dressing + 2 diced pickles + 2 tbsp pickle juice +1 tsp dried dill

Dill Pickle Ranch Dressing

  • 1 ½ cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp dill pickle, finely minced
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp pickle juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried dill, or 1 tbsp fresh dill

Dill Seasoning Mix

  • 1 tsp dried dill, or 2 tsp fresh dill
  • 1/4 tsp rosemary, dried
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sized bowl or jar, add all of the dressing ingredients. In a bowl stir the ingredients together, or add all the ingredients to a jar, secure the lid and shake until evenly combined. You can keep the dressing stored in an air tight container for 3-4 days (or as long as the yogurt best before date). Set dressing aside in the fridge while you prepare the salad.
  • For the seasoning mix you can use a spice grinder or mortar and pestle, or you can make it in a small bowl. Combine all of the dill pickle seasoning mix ingredients and grind in the spice grinder or mortar and pestle. Or you can use a spoon to crush the herbs in a small bowl. This step is only necessary to break down the dried rosemary so that the rosemary becomes a powder rather than larger dried pieces. Store leftover seasoning mix in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
  • Place croutons in a Ziploc bag and gently crush until you have a mix of large and small croutons. This step is to breakdown the croutons into smaller pieces to match the small chop of the vegetables in the salad.
  • Prepare all of the vegetables for the salad – green leafy lettuce, kale, cabbage, red cabbage, cauliflower and radishes – by cutting them into small bite sized pieces. The texture of this salad is a coleslaw chopped salad with small bite sized pieces (about ½ inch). Transfer all of the chopped vegetables to a large bowl.
  • Add the crumbled feta, croutons, dill seasoning mix and dressing to the salad bowl. Toss until evenly combined. Taste the salad and add more of the dill pickle seasoning mix and dressing to taste. I love a really strong pickle flavored salad so I like to extra pickle seasoning. Serve and enjoy!

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NUTRITION

Calories: 136kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 10gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 786mgPotassium: 316mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 2431IUVitamin C: 36mgCalcium: 200mgIron: 1mg
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Zac

Wednesday 1st of June 2022

I once got a bag that had two bags of seasoning inside it It was the best dill salad ever.

fedbysab

Sunday 5th of June 2022

I love when that happens!! Sometimes I save the extra seasoning packet and put it on popcorn. It's amazing!

Heidi

Wednesday 18th of May 2022

I plan on making this version as I am OBSESSED with this Costco salad. Thank you for recreating especially the dill mix and dressing. I add some cashews and chopped mini cukes, to add a little protein and make it more of a meal.

Shawn

Wednesday 23rd of February 2022

I think this is my first comment on a recipe. This salad is incredible and great to share. The only resistance I have had is some saying they don’t like dill. Well you can please everybody. I have seared this as a side and as an accompaniment to chicken Greek gyros. I crushed the fresh dill and seasoning in a mortar and pestle then put the fresh dill seasoning in the air fryer on the dehydrate mode on foil for about 30 min, mix and dehydrate another 10 to dry it out. Mixed the seasoning and dressing in individual bowls of salad for the 4 eating so as to have fresh salad the next day since this makes a large batch. Great for a potluck. This will be a staple in my recipe list. Thank you for sharing. Family says this is better than Costco, but fresh made in the home usually is.

Laura

Tuesday 8th of February 2022

Thank you for this recipe. It’s so amazingly delicious and can’t believe it’s healthy!

fedbysab

Tuesday 8th of February 2022

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe! This is one of my favorite salads and I love that we can make it healthier at home :)