Egg Salad

Egg Salad


1 dozen eggs, hard boiled (see instructions below)

2 celery stalks, diced

2 dill pickle spears, diced

1 Tbsp mustard

1 tsp dill weed

1/4 tsp smoked paprika (optional, ads a smoky flavor)

1/4 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp pepper or to taste

1/8 tsp pink Himalayan salt or to taste

1/4 cup homemade mayo

1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

10 shakes cholula or your favorite hot sauce (optional)



  1. Cut up hard boiled eggs (I use an egg slicer, but you could use a knife or just mash them with a potato masher), place in a large bowl.
  2. Add all other ingredients to bowl and mix well.
  3. For a low carb breakfast, serve either on top of sliced avocado or in a romaine lettuce leaf (I like to add chopped spinach, or some kind of greens to add more nutrition).

A couple ways to hard boil eggs:


Instant Pot Pressure Cooker method: Place the rack in the bottom of the pot and add 1 cup of cold water to the pot. Place eggs on rack and place lid on Instant Pot. Select low pressure and 11 mins. When the pressure cooker is finished, do a quick release. Once the finished, immediately move eggs into an ice water bath (large bowl filled with ice and water) and allow them to cool for a few minutes.


On the stove: In a pot place eggs in a single layer on the bottom and cover with water, making sure there is about an inch of water above the eggs, then cover with a lid. Bring this to a boil on High heat. After it has started a rolling boil, turn heat down to medium high and continue cooking for 9-11 mins (you may need to play with the time a little after doing it once, especially in higher altitudes). When they are finished, move them immediately to an ice water bath. They only need to sit for a few minutes to cool off and stop the cooking process. 

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  • #1

    JoAnn (Wednesday, 23 January 2019 18:10)

    Yum, thanks for sharing. You are an amazing cook, will you also share your homemade mayo recipe. A healthy but so yummy mayo.