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Dill Pickle Egg Salad

Dill Pickle Egg Salad – serve as a side or eat as a meal. Light on the mayo and big on the crunch!

Dill Pickle Egg Salad - serve as a side or eat as a meal! Light on the mayo and big on the crunch!

Originally I planned to make a dill pickle pasta salad, but before I realized what was happening, I was boiling eggs instead of pasta.

So, dill pickle egg salad it is.

Strange, because I don't make hard boiled eggs much (except for this deviled egg pasta). I have to be in the right mood to eat eggs, and that mood can change very quickly. 

Dill Pickle Egg Salad - serve as a side or eat as a meal! Light on the mayo and big on the crunch!

Mayonnaise and I aren't great friends. Any salad that has too much of it I can't stomach, and I never put it on sandwiches any more.

(This is why my avocado egg salad recipe was born!)

Because I'm not a big fan, I went really light on the mayo here. If you prefer your egg salad creamier, feel free to add more of it.

Recently I pickled up an avocado oil mayonnaise to try that I like a little better. (You remember my new obsession with avocado oil?)

Dill Pickle Egg Salad - serve as a side or eat as a meal! Light on the mayo and big on the crunch!

Just be careful to not add too much more, especially if you plan on putting it in a sandwich!

Between the pickles, juice and vinegar, I'm not sure how much more mayo this recipe could handle.

Dill Pickle Egg Salad - serve as a side or eat as a meal! Light on the mayo and big on the crunch!

Also – I used chopped dill pickles and celery, both of which I think are very important for the crunch in this egg salad. Maybe it's the consistency issues I have with mayo but I think the crunch is key.

Many people like to add relish to their egg salad, so you can substitute dill pickle relish for the dill pickles. Since it's a more concentrated flavor though, I'd start smaller on those measurements until you get to the flavor you want.

I've been adding apple cider vinegar to so many things lately, it seemed normal for me to add a splash to this salad. But it's optional if you don't like that flavor.

Dill Pickle Egg Salad - serve as a side or eat as a meal! Light on the mayo and big on the crunch!

Side note: Everybody seems to have their own favorite way of hard boiling an egg, so I didn't include my way. If you want me to write it up (I've tried many ways!) let me know in the comments!

Yield: 4

Dill Pickle Egg Salad

Dill Pickle Egg Salad - serve as a side or eat as a meal! Light on the mayo and big on the crunch!

Dill Pickle Egg Salad - serve as a side or eat as a meal! Light on the mayo and big on the crunch! Great for pickle lovers.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 hard boiled eggs, peeled and cooled
  • 1/3 cup chopped dill pickles + 1 tablespoon of pickle juice (or dill pickle relish, see notes)
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon mustard (yellow or dijon, I used dijon)
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed, plus more for garnish
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Mash hard boiled eggs in a bowl with a fork. Add all ingredients (chopped pickles, mayonnaise, mustard, celery, vinegar and dill) and mix until combined.
  2. Stir in salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Garnish with more pickles or dill.

Notes

* This recipe is light on the mayonnaise. If you prefer a creamier salad, add more mayo as desired.

**May want to go lighter on the measurement if using relish instead of chopped pickles since relish has more flavor. Start with a couple tablespoons and work your way up as needed.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 174Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 283mgSodium: 479mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 10g

Nutrition information is calculated automatically by an online tool at Nutritionix. It is not always accurate. Please use your own tools to check if you rely on this information.

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Dill Pickle Egg Salad - serve as a side or eat as a meal! Light on the mayo and big on the crunch!

 

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Wacey

Tuesday 13th of November 2018

Excellent recipe, just made tonight for supper as I am trying so different Keto recipes. 10/10

Kelly

Saturday 17th of November 2018

So glad you enjoyed it!

Fred Brennion

Saturday 2nd of June 2018

Re: Hard boiled eggs. After many frustrating failures, I found this and I love it. STEAM THEM. https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_steam_eggs/

Brandi Crawford

Monday 5th of June 2017

This recipe is perfect for summer! I would love to serve it as cookout side dish.

michele

Monday 5th of June 2017

The best part of this recipe? We fight over egg salad in my house, but everyone else doesn't like pickles! Looks like this batch will be ALL for me! (cue evil laugh! :) )

Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite

Monday 5th of June 2017

I seriously love dill! And I am obsessed with pickles. Anytime those two things are in a salad my drool activates.