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egg salad on a platter with chives

Egg Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 258kcal


  • 12 Large Eggs (note 1)
  • 1/2 Cup Celery chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Yellow Onions chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 Teaspoons Dill Pickle Juice (note 3)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Dill
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt


  • Combine. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and stir to thoroughly incorporate.
  • Serve. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow it to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving (note 4). Eat it with a spoon, scoop it onto toast, or into lettuce wraps, and enjoy!



  1. Classic - Recipe as shared above.
  2. Relish - Add 3 tablespoons of relish. Opt for dill relish if keto.
  3. Avocado - Mash 1 medium avocado with the back of a fork, along with your pickle juice. Leave out the mayonnaise
  4. Deviled - Remove cayenne pepper, and add 3 1/4 teaspoons of smoked paprika.
  5. Smoked salmon - Add 6 ounces of chopped smoked salmon, 3 tablespoons of capers, and 1 tablespoon of dill. Swap mayonnaise for 1/4 cup of cream cheese, and lemon juice for pickle juice.
  6. Buffalo - Add 1/2 cup of Frank's Red Hot, 1/4 cup blue cheese, and 1/2 cup additional chopped celery. Use green onions instead of red onions.

Recipe Notes:

  1. Easy hard-boiled eggs - Cover eggs with 1 1/2" water in a large saucepan and bring water to a boil. Remove from heat, secure lid, and set aside to rest for 18 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to place eggs in a large bowl of water and ice. Once cool enough, peel + chop.
  2. Easier hard-boiled eggs - Purchase hard-boiled eggs from Costco or Trader Joe's! Just be sure there are no preservatives added, as this will affect the taste.
  3. Pickles - I prefer dill to sweet pickles, but either will work.
  4. Egg salad tends to taste better after a few hours in the fridge. It's hard, I know! But worth it.
  5. Nutritional information is based on 1 serving if you divide this recipe into 6 servings (about 1/2 cup) and is for the "traditional" variation:


Calories: 258kcal | Total Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 22g | Sodium: 454mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Net Carbs: 1g

Delicious recipe from Lindsey Hyland // www.thelittlepine.com