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Simply Egg Salad Recipe

Simply Egg Salad

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"A classic egg salad sandwich hits the spot on many occasions. You can serve it on your favourite sliced bread or buns, toasted or plain. It's always a sandwich to enjoy. Great for picnics, too!"

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Original recipe makes 1 1/2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    2 hrs 20 mins


  1. Place eggs in saucepan and fill with cold water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Cover, remove from heat and let stand for 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and run under cold water until chilled. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 7 days.
  2. Place peeled, hard cooked eggs in a bowl and using a fork or potato masher, mash eggs until finely chopped.
  3. Stir in yogurt, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper until smooth. Add celery and green onion (if using) and stir to combine.
  4. Spread over your favourite bread, stuff into pita halves or scoop some onto your favourite salad greens.
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  • Variations:
  • Salmon Dill: Omit green onion. Add 1/4 cup smoked salmon (finely chopped), 1 tablespoon fresh dill (chopped) and 2 teaspoons capers (chopped).
  • Pickle Bacon: Omit celery. Add 1 small dill pickle (diced), 2 strips of bacon (cooked and chopped) and 1 teaspoon horseradish (or more if desired).
  • Chili Avocado: Omit celery and green onion. Add half of an avocado (diced), 1 tablespoon red onion (minced) and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder.
  • Tip:
  • Rethink your traditional egg salad sandwich and use the above recipes as dips with crackers or sliced pita bread!

Reviews More Reviews

Feb 13, 2014

I liked the creaminess that the yogurt brought to this egg salad and the little tang that came from the dijon. Nice lunch today.

Jun 25, 2014

I used eight eggs, but used the amount of mayo & yogurt as I like my egg salad stiff. I doubled everything else and added 1 teaspoon of sweet relish. Loved using Dijon mustard!!

Jun 08, 2015

Maybe the reason I enjoyed this so much was because it was “simply” egg salad. No frills. I do love variations of basic egg salad with different and even unusual add-ins. But it was nice this time, to stick to a more pedestrian version. I did make the basic recipe, including the green onion, but substituted sour cream for the plain yogurt, which I have never used. It was delicious! I do have to say, however, that the best part for me was to use the ingenious suggestion of the potato masher! I’ve never done that before and now that I have I won’t forget it! Makes quick work of chopping the eggs! Finally, all of the listed variations sound interesting and delicious as well. I look forward to trying them all.

Apr 08, 2014

perfect as is

Mar 30, 2015

needed to add a bit more Mayo

Mar 12, 2015

This was great! I used pain Greek yogurt, and it gave it a nice smooth flavor. I didn't have celery or green onions, so I added a little pickle relish and some Louisiana Hot Sauce. Just enough to give it a little kick. It was so good! I think you could used Siracha for a slightly different heat.

Jun 30, 2014

Simple and delicious, loved that this used yogurt!

Jun 12, 2014

Delicious! I didn't have yogurt so I added another teaspoon of mayo. I also added tomato and red pepper (ground cayenne.)


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  • Calories
  • 122 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 247 mg
  • 82%
  • Fat
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 9.1 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 544 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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