Incredibly Easy Egg Salad
For the past couple of years since we’ve had chickens to produce our own eggs, one of our favorite easy lunches to make is egg salad! I am not sure how much of a classic egg salad recipe you could call this. It’s much fluffier and doesn’t include pickle or yellow mustard like the kinds that I have purchased pre-made at the store. This recipe is so easy and was invented when we were in a pinch one afternoon at home. Sometimes I think the best recipes are created when you don’t feel like taking a trip to the store!
The reason I hold this recipe so close to my heart is that Tad and I have been making egg salad together for the past couple of years. It all started when he could barely speak. He’s never once wanted to try scrambled or fried eggs, but one day we hard boiled them and smashed them together with a pastry blender. He liked doing that quite a bit! It even convinced him to try what he had helped make. Ever since it’s been one of his favorite lunches and something that we make every few weeks to share together. Now that he’s almost four-years-old, he eat almost all of serving in a day or two. I am going to be in trouble when he is a teenager!
That’s the beauty of our egg salad. You can easily make it with your kiddos. I’d even be confident to say that Tad could probably make this recipe by himself (if I measured everything out for him).
Ingredients + Recipe |
12-15 pasture raised eggs
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dill weed
1/2 tsp paprika
Hard boil the eggs. Peel and place in a large bowl.
With a fork or potato masher, mash the eggs with the mayonnaise and spices.
Once at desired consistency, adjust flavor according your taste.
Spread on bread, crackers, or eat alone. Store in a container with an airtight seal for up to one week in the refrigerator.
These pictures are so dear to me! I haven’t really had a chance in the past year to capture my boy; he’s always moving so quickly or making silly faces. That’s just the stage of life we are in. I am thankful for it, even the crazy moments. It is nice, however, to see him in a state of calm and concentration and enjoying his work. He stole most of the hard boiled eggs to munch on before we could even smash them up!
I hope that you enjoy this recipe. It’s one of our favorites!