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This Perfect Egg Salad recipe will knock your socks off! It’s the perfect balance of flavors and the secret ingredient? It makes all the difference. 

Egg Salad in a wooden bowl.

How Long is Egg  Salad Good For In The Fridge?

Egg salad is good in the refrigerator in a sealed container for 3 to 5 days. Remember though that egg salad is only good for 2 hours at room temperature. If your egg salad has been left out for 2 hours or more please do not save it in the fridge, just throw it away.

Is eating egg salad good for you?

Eating egg salad can be very healthy for you as long as you do not overeat. This recipe only has a little bit of mayonnaise in it making it a great low carb meal. Plus this recipe has high amounts of healthy fats, healthy proteins, and it tastes amazing!

How do you make a perfect boiled egg that peels easily?

Making the perfect boiled eggs is essential to a great egg salad. To get the perfect hard-boiled eggs, place eggs into the bottom of a medium-sized saucepan. Fill the pan with enough water to cover the eggs with 1 inch of water. Place saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, turn off the heat, put a lid on the pan, and let sit for 8 minutes.

Egg Salad served up on a slice of bread topped with pickled onions.

Can this egg salad be used for egg sandwiches?

If you are looking for a great egg sandwich, this is the perfect egg salad for it! All you need to do is chop the eggs into smaller bits so the eggs will not fall out when you take a bite of the sandwich. If you are wanting to make a truly amazing egg sandwich use this recipe with my Homemade Rye Bread!

What is the secret ingredient in this recipe?

Horseradish is the secret ingredient in this recipe and it makes all the difference! It’s a small amount, just 1 tablespoon, and it adds a punch of flavor that you will absolutely love!

If you like this recipe, you may be interested in these other tasty “salad” recipes:

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Egg Salad in a wooden bowl.
This Perfect Egg Salad recipe will knock your socks off! It's the perfect balance of flavors and the secret ingredient? It makes all the difference.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1/4 cup minced dill
  • 1/4 cup minced chives
Instructions
  • Place eggs into the bottom of a medium-sized saucepan. Fill the pan with enough water to cover the eggs with 1 inch of water. Place saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, turn of the heat, put a lid on the pan, and let sit for 8 minutes.
  • Fill a bowl with ice and water. Plunge finished eggs into ice water to stop the cooking process. Peel eggs and chop into bite sized pieces.
  • Place chopped eggs into a large mixing bowl. Add in mayonnaise, mustard, horseradish, relish, dill, and chives. Gently fold together. Chill until ready to serve.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 331mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 148mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 730IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1.7mg
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Egg Salad

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Ruth Green

im making salads for a xmasdinner for the people who have no where to go last year they got about 300 people its all done by voluteers your salads are great making yours as they are not too expensive to make egg macaroni corn and your coleslaw last year i made your macaroni one thank you and i read those remarks you got and i think your a wonderful person for doing the things you love cooking and letting us use your recioes the saying is dont judge a book by its cover thats and old saying as im 82yrs… Read more »

Elizabeth Mohr

5 stars
I absolutely LOVE your recipes!!!

Nancy

All your recipes are just awesome
Thanks so much!!

Vicki

5 stars
I love a good egg salad, and this recipe is AWESOME! I just made it with 6 eggs, and cut the ingredients in half and it was perfect! Great favors together- this one is a keeper!

Robert Riddell

That looks so delish. My Lady made me egg salad with one addition. She sliced olives and mixed them in. Egg and olive salad. Wonderful.

Jackie

I am a big dill or horseradish fan but would try this. Sounds interesting & tasty. Combos of some ingredients that don’t overwhelm are often tastier than you might expect.

5 stars
This is really tasty! My husband isn’t a fan of sweet pickle relish but HE loves it! I used dried dill and chives but bought fresh today. Really looking forward to making it again!

Mike

5 stars
Truly the BEST egg salad I’ve ever had! Soooooo good!

Diane

Made this today…..turned out yummy. Thank you!?

Steve Wallace

5 stars
Great recipe – thanks

Pejamena

I will try this eggs salad tonight..X

5 stars
Will make this soon. Sounds delicious.

Jeanne

I would like to use a little dill relish instead of sweet.

Christine Edgeworth

5 stars
I like your recipes. They are easy to make.

Rick Webb

5 stars
If I was to use only 6 eggs, should I halve the remaining ingredients?

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