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Ella’s Egg Salad

Ella’s Egg Salad

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I have been slowly going through some old posts and re-shooting the recipes.  Someday when I have even more downtime, I am going to start remaking some of these recipes, as they are favorites of ours.  One of our favorite recipes is one that does not need to be remade is this one for Ella’s Egg Salad.



Some of the most popular posts on Chez Us are the egg series we did back in 2009.  We wrote about how to make the “perfect” eggs, whether they are poached, scrambledsoft boiled or hard boiled.  In addition to serving them as a breakfast item, we took the technique into other recipes for different times of the day.

As we are working from home full-time now, I am on the lookout for quick and easy lunch recipes.  I don’t have a lot of time, or maybe I just don’t want to devote that much time, for lunch, so the recipe has to be downright dirty.

Here is the original write up:

“Hard-boiled eggs are great for a light breakfast with a piece of toast and fruit.  It also makes for an easy take-along snack, just toss it into a container and pop it in your bag. One of our favorite lunchtime treats is Ella’s Egg Salad Sandwich.  Ella is only 5, almost 6, but she has been making egg salad for about 3 years and she really has perfected the recipe!  We like to serve it alone as is or on a baguette.”

I use to take care of Ella full-time and was always trying to come up with fun, easy and delicious meals we could make together.  Ella loved hard-boiled eggs just sliced with a sprinkle of salt, so one day, we took it to another level.  I gently guided her;  but, she did all of the creating herself.  I remember her sitting on the kitchen counter cutting the eggs with a little plastic knife, she was so adorable.  Then we would measure each of the ingredients in the bowl.  She would stir and stir, and taste and taste, before the eggy mixture was perfect.  It was so much fun.  And … she created this delicious lunchtime treat.



Recipe:  Ella’s Egg Salad


* makes two sandwiches

  • 3 perfectly hard-boiled eggs
  • 3 tablespoons mayo
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • fresh dill, a handful, roughly chopped
  • fresh chives, handful, minced
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • fresh cracked pepper, to taste

How To:

  1. Roughly chop your eggs.
  2. Add them to a mixing bowl with the mayo and mustard, stir until mixed, fold in herbs and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve.
  4. Eat.

Serving Suggestions: as a salad either alone or on a bed of baby lettuce. As Ella suggests, eating it with a spoon or alongside a baguette.




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Tuesday 15th of May 2012

Thanks for this. Really easy to make! Will be trying out this recipe once I get home from work.

Rita Ann Williamson

Sunday 13th of May 2012

Ella thank you for the recipe. This is a really good one.

LP @dishclips

Thursday 10th of May 2012

Easy to make and with ingredients that are usually already in the fridge. Thanks for sharing!

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

Sunday 6th of May 2012

I too work from home and have similar lunches. A simple salad and great pictures!

Sam @ The Second Lunch

Friday 4th of May 2012

Next week I work from home all week, and egg salad will definitely be on the docket, thank you!

It's one of those things that I'm always craving, and yet rarely do I actually make – but I have some fresh mayo in the fridge, which is crying out to be used in this.

{Also, love that Ella posted a comment!}

Denise Woodward

Friday 4th of May 2012

Sam, cannot wait to hear what you think of Ella's great recipe. I like to hard-boil a few eggs, and keep in the fridge for snacks and for this recipe. It is really creamy, and delicious. I love the fresh chives and dill, as it makes it even more refreshing. Can a sandwich be fretting.