Actually Good Egg Salad

When it comes to egg salad, I’m usually like, “Meh.” But I made this for the Grassroots Locavore potluck the other night, and it was better than the fancy one I made. Three ingredients. Can’t beat that.


  • eggs – hard-boiled and peeled and diced
  • dill pickles – diced, not too small
  • mayonnaise

Mix. Add salt and pepper to taste, but taste it first, because the pickles add a certain amount of salt.


Why do I say, “U no can haz”? Because the eggs, although they’re in a store-boughten carton, are from our daughter’s chickens and the dill pickles and the mayonnaise are my ones, that I, as one of our girls used to say, “made by hand”. You can, though, as Brother Dave Gardner says, “have somethin’ sim’lar”.

Here is my recipe for dill pickles, and here is my recipe for mayonnaise. You’re welcome.



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One thought on “Actually Good Egg Salad

  1. Marion Driessen

    February 22, 2012 at 9:32am

    That salad must be special indeed, Marian! I love egg salad, and usually add herbs and a touch of garlic.

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      Marian Allen

      February 22, 2012 at 9:34am

      I think that’s why I liked this so much: My pickles are made with fresh dill and garlic, and that flavored the whole salad. πŸ™‚

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  2. Roger Kennedy

    February 22, 2012 at 10:57am

    I think that is a very healthy recipe. I love egg salads, and have my own recipe. But I’ll will definitely try out your recipe.

    Thanks for sharing.


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  3. Brinda

    February 22, 2012 at 4:37pm

    Wow. You have homemade mayo and dill pickles? I’m impressed. AND hungry.

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      Marian Allen

      February 24, 2012 at 6:11pm

      Brinda, they’re both super easy to make! And they’re really really good. πŸ™‚

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      Marian Allen

      February 24, 2012 at 6:08pm

      I hope you like it. πŸ™‚ I made some more, since the first batch got gobbled up.

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  4. Sarah Reece

    February 23, 2012 at 3:37am

    Egg salad recipe looks good. I also checked out your recipe for mayonnaise and quite liked it. I like to add some steamed vegetables to mayonnaise for a good healthy meal. Believe me it tastes well too.

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      Marian Allen

      February 23, 2012 at 9:34am

      It sounds good! I love cauliflower with this mayonnaise + sharp cheddar. ~swoons~

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