Egg salad! It’s the traditional egg salad recipe that may be eaten plain or became a scrumptious sandwich or wrap. All you want are hard-boiled eggs and some different easy elements for this fast and straightforward recipe.
Earlier than I dive into this recipe I’ve to be trustworthy with you. Till lately, I used to be not a fan of most egg salad recipes. I discovered them to be far too mushy with an excessive amount of mayonnaise. However excellent news – my model is completely different! It has texture and it’s chunky so you’ll be able to see all of the elements. There’s no mushiness round these components! And naturally, my model tastes superb (if I do say so myself).
This traditional egg salad recipe is what you’ve possible come throughout at events, picnics, and holidays (like Easter). Or what you’ve bought on the deli counter or loved for a wholesome lunch layered in a sandwich. It’s a real delight for a light-weight and contemporary meal.
When you’ve mastered this traditional recipe, be sure to present my curried egg salad and avocado egg salad a attempt for tasty variations.
Egg Salad Elements
I’m sticking to easy elements on this recipe with nothing funky to shock you. However I do add extra contemporary herbs than different recipes, as a result of contemporary herbs make every little thing style higher. Right here’s what’s in it:
- Arduous Boiled Eggs: The star ingredient in fact. Simply comply with my tutorial for easy to peel hard boiled eggs.
- Mayonnaise: I’m utilizing my fast homemade mayonnaise, however any store-bought model works.
- Dijon Mustard: I at all times go for Dijon mustard over yellow mustard. It has a extra sturdy, and zingy taste. Yellow mustard falls somewhat flat with a muted taste profile.
- Pink Onion: I really like crimson onion for a pop of crimson coloration and crunchy chunk. However you may use thinly sliced inexperienced onion as effectively.
- Lemon Juice: Only a teaspoon of contemporary lemon juice retains the salad contemporary.
- Recent Parsley and Chives: These herbs pair effectively with the eggs and mustard. And naturally add a pop of inexperienced!
Discover the printable recipe with measurements under.
Making Excellent Arduous Boiled Eggs
On condition that this recipe is all about hard-boiled eggs, you’ve acquired to be sure to use completely hard-boiled eggs. You don’t need the eggs too laborious and rubbery, too delicate and never mixable, or overly cooked and inexperienced across the yolk.
I’ve shared with you how one can make good boiled eggs beforehand (step-by-step), so be sure to take a look at that publish and video. I take advantage of 12-minute hard-boiled eggs on this recipe, however something between 12 to 14-minutes is okay.
Easy methods to Make Egg Salad
Cool hard-boiled eggs. Be sure to laborious boil your eggs forward of time (or the night time earlier than) and permit time for them to chill. As soon as the eggs are boiled and cooled you’re good to combine the salad collectively.
Combine every little thing collectively. Slice your eggs into chunks (however don’t slice them too small) and add them to a mixing bowl together with the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, crimson onion, lemon juice, parsley, and chives. Give all of it a stir till it’s effectively mixed. And that’s it! Tremendous simple.
Methods to Take pleasure in Egg Salad
- Straight from the bowl. I’ll usually eat this straight out of the bowl with a fork as a result of it’s that good!
- High it on bread. You can take pleasure in egg salad as an open confronted sandwich, on both gluten-free toast or my falafel flatbread, with a sprinkle of microgreens on high.
- Wrap it up. Layer slices of cucumber, bell pepper, and different veggies inside tortillas, butter leaf lettuce leaves, or collard greens. Then wrap it up!
Egg salad will keep good in a sealed container within the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Simply just be sure you don’t depart it out at room temperature for greater than 2 hours. In any other case, it might begin to go unhealthy.
Straightforward Egg Salad Recipe Video
Whereas this recipe is straightforward to whip up, it at all times helps to look at a fast tutorial video. Give it a watch under!
Extra Straightforward Egg Recipes
Eggs are actually one of the vital versatile elements. Right here’s just a few enjoyable and attractive egg recipes you’ll love!
Should you make this egg salad, let me know the way it turned out! I’d love to listen to what you suppose within the feedback under.
Finest Egg Salad
A traditional egg salad recipe that is simple to make and tastes superb. Excellent hard-boiled eggs and contemporary elements make it the very best egg salad recipe. Watch the video above to see how rapidly it comes collectively!
Convey a pot of water to a boil. Then flip the warmth to low so there’s no bubbles. Use a skimmer to slowly and gently place the eggs within the pot. Flip the warmth again to excessive and boil the eggs for 12 minutes.
Switch the eggs to an ice water bathtub to cease the cooking course of and funky utterly (at the very least quarter-hour).
Peel the hard-boiled eggs, and slice them as much as your most popular stage of chunkiness. Add the chopped eggs to a mixing bowl together with the crimson onion, chives, parsley, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Stir all the elements collectively, till effectively mixed.
Benefit from the egg salad straight from the bowl, or in a sandwich or wrap.
- The eggs might crack when you introduce chilly eggs straight to the boiling scorching water. So I depart my eggs out previous to boiling, or run them below lukewarm water for just a few seconds, in addition to flip off the boil proper earlier than inserting the eggs within the pot.
- I additionally use a skimmer to introduce the eggs to boiling water in order that they don’t slam into the underside of the pan and crack.
Energy: 197kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 8g, Fats: 16g, Saturated Fats: 3g, Ldl cholesterol: 251mg, Sodium: 226mg, Potassium: 116mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 580IU, Vitamin C: 4.6mg, Calcium: 40mg, Iron: 1.3mg
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Recipe initially posted April 2019, however up to date to incorporate new data.
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