Need an easy egg salad recipe? Looking for egg recipes, boiled egg recipes or even recipes with leftover Easter egg, you’ll love this! Eat it as a sandwich, alone as a snack for kids, or even as a salad topping. This is also one of those easy recipes for kids to make.
EASY EGG SALAD RECIPE
How do you make egg salad from scratch?
Egg salad is easy to make from scratch! You’ll need:
- Hard boiled eggs
- Dill (optional)
How long does egg salad keep?
Covered and refrigerated, fresh egg salad can be store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. However, if it is out at room temperature for more than 2 hours, it is recommended that you discard the egg salad because bacteria can grow after that.
How do you keep egg salad from getting soggy?
Sometimes egg salad will get watery or appear soggy, especially if it’s sitting out for a while. Stir the egg salad. If it is still runny, add more chopped egg whites and yolks to the egg salad. To keep your egg salad sandwich from getting soggy, store separately from the bread in your lunch or make the sandwiches and refrigerate right close to the serving time.
What can I use instead of mayo in egg salad?
Looking for a unique egg salad recipe? Try substituting!
What you can substitute for mayonnaise in egg salad:
- Olive oil
- Sour cream
- Coconut milk
- Mashed avocado
- Ricotta cheese
- Cottage cheese
- Apple cider vinegar
What does egg salad go with?
What to eat with egg salad:
- Halved avocados
- Baked potatoes
- Lettuce leaves for wraps
- Tortillas or flat bread
- Celery sticks
- Alone! (It’s yummy!)
Can I freeze leftover egg salad?
You can freeze egg salad, but it will not be the same as fresh egg salad. After thawing, the eggs will become rubbery and the texture of the egg salad will be grainy. So, while you can safely freeze and eat egg salad that has been frozen, you probably won’t be happy with the results.
Let’s get to the simple egg salad recipe and how make egg salad step by step…
How To Make Egg Salad
I happen to think that this recipe makes the best egg salad sandwich recipe ever, but it’s just as yummy on salad or in lettuce cups or even alone!
- 8 hard boiled eggs, cooled and peeled
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 teaspoons yellow mustard or Dijon mustard
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced
- 1 celery rib, finely diced
- 2 teaspoons fresh chopped dill (or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill) (optional)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cut eggs in half. Remove yolks and place in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside. Coarsely chop egg whites. Set aside.
- Mash eggs yolks with a fork. Add in mayonnaise and mustard. Stir until combined and smooth.
- To the egg yolk mixture, add in chopped egg whites, green onions, celery, and dill (optional). Stir until combined.
- Salt and pepper to taste. If serving in a bowl, sprinkle with dill and green onions before serving (optional).
- Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 3-5 days.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 347Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 385mgSodium: 437mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 13g
Nutrition information is estimated. Changes to the recipe and use of different brands may cause changes to the nutritional information to vary slightly from the ones provided here.
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