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Egg Salad

Tue, Apr 6, 2010

Cooking, Featured Articles, Recipes, Salads

If you are anything like me, you have a few left-over eggs from Easter.

Egg Salad 

When I was growing up we never had egg salad.  Maybe it was because my parents did not care for it, or maybe they never thought of it, but we never had it.  Once I struck out on my own I decided to give it a try, but I found a lot of the recipes I tried were either too bland or had too much onion or sweet relish, which overpowered the other flavors.

Egg Salad 

So, I decided to come up with my own recipe.  I use just a little bit of finely minced sweet onion, chopped cornichons, dijon mustard, and a splash of red wine vinegar for a nice tart yet swet edge.  This salad is simple yet really tasty.  Spread some on wheat bread an it makes a lovely sandwich, or spoon it on crackers for a yummy snack.  Heck, just eat it with a spoon! It is a perfect way to use up any left-over hard boiled eggs the Easter Bunny may have left behind!

Egg Salad   Serves 4

6 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/4 cup minced cornichons
1/4 cup minced celery
2 tablespoons minced onion
Salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

Egg Salad 

In a medium bowl combine the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, cornichons, celery, and onion.  Mix well.  Season with salt and pepper.

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Add the chopped eggs and fold to combine.  Cover and chill for at least an hour, or overnight.  Sprinkle the smoked paprika over the top before serving.

Egg Salad 

Enjoy!

Egg Salad

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9 Responses to “Egg Salad”

  1. Egg salad is a total comfort food for me. I didn’t even think of using our dyed eggs!

  2. Egg salad is one of those recipes that’s actually fun to play with.

  3. MichellePC says:

    Looks yummy! Growing up, I was never a fan of egg salad, but now I’m thinking of giving it another shot – especially because it’s a pretty versatile recipe!

  4. Bob says:

    Great recipe! When I was a kid we had egg salad all the time, it was actually one of the first things I learned how to make.

  5. Alta says:

    We are so on the same wavelength. I made egg salad last night to pack in our lunches today. I love it! I did go the “smoky” route with mine too – I had a bit of leftover smoked chicken though, and threw that in. I love that you put cornichons in yours. Sweet+tangy+smoky+creamy=YUM!

  6. Brad says:

    Yum Kelly your egg salad looks and sounds great, I make mine simple also. I’m going to share your recipe on Facebook and twiiter, thanks!

  7. Ruth says:

    Try chipotle in place of the smoked paprika for an extra “punch”. I always top my deviled eggs with it!

  8. Yum Yucky says:

    oh crap. a few leftover? I forgot about that 2-dozen hard boiled now buried in fridge. dang it.

  9. Ugh… Now I’m hungry for egg salad, but we didn’t actually have any eggs for Easter! I will have to make some just so I can have egg salad now. :)

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