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Create Your Own Egg Salad Recipe

Create Your Own Egg Salad Recipe

This recipe is a simple take on a classic. It lets you choose your favorites to add to the sandwich.—American Egg Board, Linda Braun, Park Ridge, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:3 servings


  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried herbs (dill, basil, thyme or tarragon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 hard-cooked eggs, chopped or sliced
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups cooked long grain rice or pasta
  • Assorted fresh fruit or fresh vegetables, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the dressing, herbs, salt if desired and pepper. Gently stir in the eggs, rice or pasta, and fruits or vegetables if desired. Cover and chill until serving. Yield: about 3 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 317 calories, 20g fat (5g saturated fat), 431mg cholesterol, 251mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 14g protein.

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.