Old-Fashioned Egg Salad
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 6 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
- 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
- In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, onion, salt and pepper. Stir in eggs and celery. Cover and refrigerate.
Nutrition Facts1/2 cup: 294 calories, 25g fat (5g saturated fat), 431mg cholesterol, 438mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 13g protein.
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Jun 10, 2018
This is seriously good and simple. I had given up on egg salad as I must have been over-thinking it because my versions weren't that great. Not anymore! Yum. Didn't have the celery so had to use celery seed. It worked but I think fresh celery would add to it. For my SECOND batch that day (yeah, we ate all the first one) I added a bit of DRY ranch dressing (the kind you get in the big jar from box stores) and it was equally as delicious. May need to cut down on the table salt if you add that but both versions were great! No more stockpiles of eggs in this house! Now I know what to do with them!
Apr 12, 2018
I had hard-boiled eggs leftover from Easter and I made this egg salad version. It's delicious! I don't keep dried minced onion so I chopped up a bit of a sweet onion and used it instead. I served it on potato rolls It was perfect. Definitely a keeper!
Mar 28, 2018
Made this exactly as written but I boiled the eggs slightly less... I followed the “bon appetite” guy who said to cook eggs 8 min to keep yolk golden and not crumbly. It turned out great. I kept eggs in a rough chop, not fine and used exact ingredients. Lemon juice was just what had been missing for years and years.. delish! I made this for tomorrow’s lunch, but I keep going back to taste and I’m worried there won’t be any left for lunch! Yum.
Mar 2, 2018
Made exactly as written and very happy with the results. This blend of flavors with the bit of crunch from the celery is exactly what I was looking for AND it has my husband’s approval! I’m happy to have found this recipe and anticipate making it many times in the future.
Nov 10, 2017
Simple old school perfection. I did as some others suggested and halved the lemon juice and used about 1/4 tsp celery seed in place of the chopped celery. Put it on brioche bread. Yum!
May 11, 2017
I add chopped sweet pickles, sliced black olives and Cavender's Greek seasoning powder.
Sep 4, 2016
Excellent recipe. Very easy. I liked the tang from the lemon juice. Note this recipe (prepared) can be used to make Mustard Potato Salad also on the TOH site. Easiest potato salad ever!
Jun 15, 2016
So good and easy to make! It tastes like there was so much more to it!
Jan 5, 2016
I added Rosemary and Thyme to it and doubled everything to make for a New Year's Eve celebration victory. Thank you to the creator of this recipe it was phenomenal.
Apr 8, 2015
I made this egg salad recipe today and really liked it. It reminded me of this little diner I used to go to when I worked downtown.. Very flavorful - I love the little crunch of the celery. I put it on toast with lettuce and little bit of mayo. Perfect way to use leftover Easter eggs.