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The Best Ever Egg Salad Recipe

Updated on April 12, 2013
Ingrediants for making egg salad
Ingrediants for making egg salad
Boiling the eggs for 15 minutes to reach hard-boil
Boiling the eggs for 15 minutes to reach hard-boil
Mashing the eggs int small pieces
Mashing the eggs int small pieces
mixing in the Pickles, Salad dressing and  Pickle juice
mixing in the Pickles, Salad dressing and Pickle juice
the extra egg makes a nice breakfast for me
the extra egg makes a nice breakfast for me

Egg Salad is great especially during the summer when served on whole grain bread with lettuce and tomato. Today I am making a variation by adding Albacore Tuna, But we still start the same basis, and you will need the following ingredients.


6 large fresh eggs

Salad dressing

Bread and butter pickle relish

Medium sauce pan

Medium Mixing bowl

Two six ounce cans of drained albacore Tuna (optional)

Beginning with any recipe, always start with a clean work environment; Food safety is a must, especially when using any type of poultry. Start with six large eggs, (I often add a couple of extra eggs) and place in a medium sauce pan fill; with water until the top of the eggs are covered. Place on high heat until the water starts to boil. Once the water boils start a 15 minute timer to ensure eggs are cooked thoroughly

When the eggs have finished boiling, place the pan containing the eggs into the sink and run cold water in until the water around the eggs is cool. Drain off the water and shell the eggs. Doing it while the eggs are still warm will help the shells come off easily. Rinse the eggs to remove any remaining membrane or shell particles.

Place the eggs in a medium bowl and using a fork mash the eggs into small pieces less than 1/8"

Add 2 tablespoons of salad dressing (Mayonnaise or a substitute of your choosing)and mix well with the eggs , I like mayonnaise but due to diet restrictions I switched to miracle whip lite salad drerssing.

Now add 2 tablespoons of bread and butter pickle relish along with two tablespoons of the pickle juice, and mix well. At this time I am adding the drained Albacore tuna. I believe it always works best with water-packed tuna but that is also up to you. After all, you are the one eating it right?,

You can add more Salad dressing or pickle relish to your taste. You can also add Diced fully cooked chicken breast chunks to make Chicken salad. They may require more pickles and salad dressing depending on your choice of consistency.

Now is when I get to eat the extra eggs for breakfast.



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    • LaThing profile image


      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      I have never had egg salad like this before! I will have to try your recipe, sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing......

    • must65gt profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      lol....thanks for reading and commenting. the "Yellow Stuff" is the protein and flavor but everyone has their likes. hope you enjoy the variation.

    • cebutouristspot profile image


      6 years ago from Cebu

      I dont eat the yellow stuff in the egg but I can still enjoy your recipe :) I try your variation on adding in Tuna never done that before :)

    • must65gt profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      thanks Phdast, yes it's that time of year again, and egg salad and the combination of adding chicken or tuna will make the dollar stretch and makes a great sandwich at the same time. Try it on rye too. God Bless and try not to eat to many at one time.LOL

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      Theresa Ast 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Sounds great. My whole family loves egg salad, but I have never made it with Miracle Whip or the dread and butter relish. I think I will try that. Being a tuna fanatic, I love the idea of mixing the two together. And right now we are coming into great egg salad sandwich weather. :)

    • must65gt profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @Ardie, I love that time of year as well. Easter as a different aura that surrounds it somehow. and as for the eggs,...MMMMMMM Egg Salad, Deviled Eggs and just eating them hard boiled with a little salt and Pepper. Yep I'm in! lol thanks for the comment.

      @UnnamedHarald, I love egg salad all by it self as well, but when i want to change things up, I add tuna or chicken to it, I've never tried turning off the heat, I am sure it would work though. I have turned off the heat on three minute soft-boiled eggs and not drained the water, so yes I had hard-boiled I know it is important to heat the eggs in the water so they heat together. Thanks for the suggestion and for reading and leaving your thoughts. God Bless

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      David Hunt 

      6 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

      Makes my mouth water. I prefer Miracle Whip. As a purist, I'd leave out the tuna/chicken-- though I enjoy a tuna salad sandwich occasionally. Voted up and useful. Do you turn of the heat once the water is boiling? I've found that just letting the eggs sit in the boiled water for 15 minutes cooks them just as thoroughly without using any electricity/gas. You might try that sometime.

    • Ardie profile image


      6 years ago from Neverland

      I love egg salad. Easter is my favorite holiday just because we always have SO many hard boiled eggs heheh


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