Creamy Egg Salad with Fresh Herbs Recipe

Perk up your day with this herb-filled egg salad recipe that’s effortless to make. This egg salad is perfect for picnics, holidays, lunches, and snack times. It’s a timeless protein-rich salad that you can easily whip at home.

Eggs are very nutritious, being good for the brain, liver, and eyes. It also contains no carbs and sugar. In this egg salad recipe, we’re cooking boiled eggs with tenderly cooked whites and creamy yolks. We’ll be mixing our diced eggs with creamy ranch dressing spiced with a lot of fresh herbs. We’re turning the classic egg salad into an aromatic and even more flavorful one in this egg salad recipe.

This dish will be an instant favorite and you won’t go out of recipe ideas that you can do with it! You can fill it in a tasty and healthy chicken salad sandwich or grilled chicken salad wrap. But if you’re wary of carbs, you can definitely enjoy this egg salad on its own as well, as it’s a healthy dish that’s incredibly satisfying and simple to make.

Creamy Egg Salad with Fresh Herbs Recipe

How to Make Creamy Egg Salad with Fresh Herbs

A quick and easy egg salad recipe that serves perfectly boiled eggs mixed with a rich and creamy ranch dressing, fresh herbs, and lettuce for the perfect salad mix. This herb-infused egg salad is perfect for your next filling and healthy meal.

Prep: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs, hard-boiled, chopped
  • 1 red onion, medium, finely chopped
  • cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp chives, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup basil leaves, chiffonade
  • cup celery leaves, torn
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar, (add more if desired)
  • 4 cups lettuce, (1 bunch)
  • cayenne pepper, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Chop the hard-boiled eggs, red onion, and parsley then mix together in a bowl.
  2. Add the chives, basil leaves, celery leaves, mayonnaise, whole grain mustard, and salt. Mix until combined.
  3. Add the apple cider vinegar and adjust accordingly.
  4. Place half of the torn lettuce leaves in a bowl. Add the egg salad on top, then place the remaining half of the leaves on the sides.
  5. Sprinkle with cayenne and ground black pepper before serving. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Add this egg salad into your keto diet by adding in avocado cubes and serving it with a strip of cooked bacon. If you’re feeling extra, add some tuna to amp up your protein! And if you want more greens in your salad, feel free to add sage, chives, and scallions in the mix. If you prefer, you can choose to use sour cream instead of mayonnaise. But your salad might turn runny if you use sour cream. If that happens, you can chill it in the fridge for a couple of minutes before serving to get rid of its runny texture.

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 3g
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  • Calcium: 88mg
  • Calories: 227kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 332mg
  • Fat: 17g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Potassium: 333mg
  • Protein: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 873mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 1448IU
  • Vitamin C: 12mg
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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do egg salads last?

If you want to keep your egg salad and serve it later, store it in the fridge within 2 hours of preparing. Store it in an airtight container then refrigerate. It can last for about 5 days. The same applies for pretty much any salad with mayonnaise on it. Careful in leaving your egg salad on the counter since it can go bad in just 2 hours at room temperature. Once you notice an off odor, flavor or appearance from your salad, discard it right away.

What can I use as a substitute to mayonnaise?

If you want a healthier alternative for mayo you can replace it with ricotta or Greek yogurt. You can also use cottage cheese or hummus or go for a keto egg salad by using mashed avocado. If you’re after an easy-to-find ingredient that can replace mayo, use mustard which we also used in this recipe. You can also go dairy and mayo-free by experimenting with salad dressings and oils to create the perfect vinaigrette.

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Conclusion

Enjoy a creamy and protein-filled egg salad that will surely fill you up! In this egg salad recipe we're adding in fresh herbs that go well with our perfectly cooked boiled eggs and silky ranch dressing. We’re keeping our ingredients plain and simple then amping up our spices for an amazing flavor. This is the perfect addition to your list of go-to tasty and healthy dishes. Make the easiest egg salad recipe at home and go crazy on how you serve it!
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