Full Belly Sisters: Lemon Dill Egg Salad

Friday, June 12, 2015

Lemon Dill Egg Salad

Food bloggers are an interesting group. We tend to truly celebrate each others' work—even if we are, in essence, competitors. I'm always impressed by the tasty and beautiful creations made by my peers and I love to try out their recipes! That's what Freaky Friday is all about: each of the 19 participating bloggers is assigned to another's blog, where we select a recipe to make. I had the luck of being assigned to Wildflour's Cottage Kitchen, a blog full of deliciousness.


Kelly is the brains behind Wildflour's. She's a former caterer and restauranteur, as well as winner of numerous cooking contests—no surprise because she makes crowd-pleasing dishes! I was especially tempted by her CrockPot Balsamic Pulled Beef Sandwiches and her Mexican Stuffed Shells. But we've got summer weather here in New York now and I was craving something cool...

So I chose instead to make Kelly's Lemon Dilled Egg Salad. I was drawn to it for a number of reasons: (1) I am an egg fiend; (2) my family's version includes lemon juice but not zest, so I knew this recipe would be even brighter and more lemony; (3) I always add dill to my tuna salad but somehow had never, ever thought to add it to egg salad. I needed to try this recipe!


Now, I love me a good mayo-based salad. It's a lick-the-bowl-clean kind of love. So delicious—but also so rich. Instead of denying myself the nirvana that is mayonnaise, I just aim for healthy balance. In this case, I served the luscious egg salad with some sliced cucumber: a refreshing, light match for the salad's creaminess. 

Ingredients
  • 6 or 7 large, hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/3 cup good-quality mayo
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

I always have hard-boiled eggs on hand. I'm fairly obsessed with my Egg Genie; it's one of these gadgets you don't really need but, once you have it, you cannot live without. I find it makes my eggs very easy to peel. But feel free to hard boil your eggs however you want!


Peel all your eggs. I like to use my egg slicer to cut my eggs before putting them into a bowl to mash them with the other ingredients; just stir with a fork until you get the texture you prefer. If you like a less chunky salad, try using a potato masher.


You may notice that the yolks of my eggs are quite orange. That's because these are fabulous, pasture-raised eggs from a nearby farm. If you haven't tried farm-fresh eggs, you don't know what you're missing! (If you were sitting next to me, you'd see me drool about now, just thinking of these gorgeous eggs. But you're not. So use your imagination.)

Once your salad is done, just put a spoonful of the lemony, herb-y egg salad onto slices of cucumber. Top with a slice of grape tomato and a sprinkle of extra dill. So pretty, right?

Of course, if I weren't taking photos, I'd probably just use my cucumber slices to scoop gobs of the salad directly into my mouth. I can admit that to you, right? We're all friends here. 




This salad is so delicious! And it's very kid-friendly, bright yet mild. I'm so grateful to Wildflour's Cottage Kitchen for her fabulous recipe. You should try it, too!

What's in your family's favorite egg salad?



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24 comments:

  1. I would be right next to you drooling and scooping away! But what a great little appetizer these make, too!! So pretty! Great pick!

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    1. Definitely, because they're pretty—but also simple and accessible for most folks!

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  2. Perfect party food! My family's favorite egg salad contains lots and lots of paprika (the Hungarian in me comes out all the time!)

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    1. I always put paprika on my deviled eggs but never thought to put it in egg salad! See, this is why i need food blogger buddies—inspiration! :-)

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  3. Love egg salad! This looks wonderful!

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  4. I don't use dill often and I should since it's so flavorful! Great choice on the recipe pick! Delicious!!

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    1. I adore dill! It's a must for me in tuna salad and chicken soup...just never thought about adding it to egg salad! Thanks for commenting :-)

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  5. What a great recipe!!!! A beautiful finger food that I look forward to trying soon!

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    1. Thank you! I am certain you will like it :-)

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  6. This looks so good! I too am a lemon fiend and we get our eggs locally too! I haven't made egg salad in a really long time though...it's time to start again!

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    1. I hadn't made it in a long time, either! I usually make sliced, hard-boiled egg sandwiches. but when I saw Kelly's post, that egg salad recipe just called to me :-)

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  7. Those perfectly cooked eggs looks SO beautiful!! We have Egg salad at least a couple of times a week because we love it! The two things I can NEVER run out of in the kitchen are Eggs and Lemons, and this egg will definitely be made and in our bellies soon! :)

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    1. Yup, eggs and lemons are staples in my house, too! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment :-)

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  8. I love my eggs, and since I have my own farm fresh eggs, I am always looking for new ways to enjoy them! Thanks for sharing this at #FreakyFriday!

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    1. I'm so jealous you have your own eggs! Our farm is just about a seven-minute drive, so I can't complain too much ;-)

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  9. Love egg salad, will be trying soon! :D

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  10. This sounds delish with the lemon and dill! Great recipe pick!

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  11. These look perfect on those little slices of cucumber! And I'm an egg fiend, too! Definitely need to try this one!

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  12. This looks so delicious! I wish I had it for lunch today! Yummers.

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    1. Wish i could make you a big ol' bowl of it :-)

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  13. yum! this looks so good! i need to make this!

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