Egg Salad

4/22/2024 – This is a kicked-up version of our traditional egg salad and was good. This was inspired by the recipe here.


  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. yellow mustard – See note below.
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to serve
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper – Next time use 1 tsp.
  • 1 tbsp. dill pickle juice – See note 1 below.
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika, plus more to serve
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper – Next time use 1/4 tsp.
  • 12 whole hard-boiled eggs, peeled
  • 1/4 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c. finely chopped dill pickles juice pressed out in the spoon – See note 1 below.
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh dill – Did not have it for this prep but it should be a good addition. See below where another recipe used 1 ½ teaspoons of dried dill weed.


  1. Whisk the mayonnaise, mustard, pickle juice, salt, pepper, paprika, and cayenne until well combined.
  2. Coarsely chop the hard-boiled eggs; fold into the dressing with the onion, pickles, chives, and dill. Cover and refrigerate the egg salad until ready to serve.


  1. An alternative to the dill pickle juice plus finely chopped dill pickles would be to use dill pickle relish with the juice. 3 tbsp of relish with the juice would likely be too much. Try 2 tbsp.
  2. The 2 tbsp of yellow mustard was too much for us. Try 1 tbsp of Dijon mustard.
  3. Use more cayenne pepper and black pepper.
  4. Some finely chopped celery would be a good addition.
  5. A tsp of horse radish could be a good addition.

Ingredients from other recipes to try with 12 eggs

  • Bacon
  • 2 tsp chile-garlic sauce such as Sriracha
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 stalks celery, minced
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