Classic Egg Salad

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Chopped hard cooked eggs, onion, and celery are mixed with a simple lemon juice and mayonnaise dressing for this traditional creamy egg salad.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 hard-cooked eggs, sliced

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon minced onion

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • ½ cup finely chopped celery

  • 2 Lettuce leaves

Directions

  1. Reserve 4 center egg slices for garnish, if desired. Chop remaining eggs.

  2. Mix mayonnaise, lemon juice, onion, salt and pepper in medium bowl. Add chopped eggs and celery; mix well. Refrigerate, covered, to blend flavors.

  3. Serve on lettuce leaves; garnish with reserved egg slices.

INSIDER INFORMATION

Very fresh eggs can be difficult to peel. To ensure easily peeled eggs, buy and refrigerate them a week to 10 days in advance of cooking. This brief 'breather' allows the eggs time to take in air, which helps separate the membranes from the shell.

Hard-cooked eggs are easiest to peel right after cooling. Cooling causes the egg to contract slightly in the shell.

To peel a hard-cooked egg: Gently tap egg on countertop until shell is finely crackled all over. Roll egg between hands to loosen shell. Starting peeling at large end, holding egg under cold running water to help ease the shell off.

Hard-cooked egg storage time: In the shell, hard-cooked eggs can be refrigerated safely up to one week. Refrigerate in their original carton to prevent odor absorption. Once peeled, eggs should be eaten that day.

This recipe is an excellent source of choline, and a good source of protein and folate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

221 Calories
19g Fat
3g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 221
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 323mg 108%
Sodium 330mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 156mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.