This Easy Egg Salad is super simple and creamy delicious! A must at any summer BBQ, picnic, or get together.
It’s baseball season! Which means it’s BBQ and grilling season!
You’d think with all the time we spend at the ballpark eating hot dogs, we would get tired of them. But nope. I still grill them up at home, too.
Took forever to get my kids on board with chicken and burgers, but hot dogs were immediate. Seems that way with a lot of kids – maybe because they’re soft and easy to chew? Who knows.
It also took a while for my kids to like egg salad (which makes no sense, considering how much they love hard boiled eggs. There’s no figuring them out!)
But I make it so much, that now they request it often. The 137th time is a charm. Ha.
This is my go-to egg salad. It’s simple and easy, tangy from the mustard, but slightly sweet, too. And gets the slight crunch from dill pickles (which I love), instead of celery (which I hate.) I make it so much, I never refer to the recipe anymore.
Why use sugar in egg salad!?
I get this question A LOT. Simple answer…because I like how it tastes. Longer answer…when small amounts are used in savory dishes, it’s actually a fantastic ingredient that not only lends flavor, but balances out other ingredients, just like salt does.
So, then people suggest I use sweet pickle relish instead. 1) sweet pickle relish also contains sugar, so I don’t really see the difference in that regard, and 2) I prefer dill pickles.
You certainly can omit the sugar! It just won’t be the way this recipe was intended.
You need hard boiled eggs to make egg salad
Before you make egg salad, you need Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs – then you’re off and running! A lot of people today swear that an instant pot is the way to go, but not everyone has (or can afford) an instant pot. This old school way of a trusty stove top and pot has been working for many many years and still does!
Other recipes using hard boiled eggs
Watch the video to see how this easy egg salad is made!
- 8 large hard boiled eggs
- 1 large dill pickle , diced small
- 2 teaspoons dill pickle juice
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 3 teaspoons yellow mustard
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- paprika , optional
Start with perfect hard boiled eggs that have cooled.
Peel and chop the eggs small.
Whisk together all the other ingredients in a large bowl until combined. Gently fold in the chopped eggs. Dust with some paprika, if desired.
Serve as a side or on rolls and enjoy!
Why the sugar?! I get this question A LOT. Simple answer...because I like how it tastes. Longer answer...when small amounts are used in savory dishes, it's actually a fantastic ingredient that not only lends flavor, but balances out other ingredients, just like salt does.
So, then people suggest I use sweet pickle relish instead. 1) sweet pickle relish also contains sugar, so I don't really see the difference in that regard, and 2) I prefer dill pickles.
You certainly can omit the sugar! It just won't be the way this recipe was intended.