Classic Egg Salad

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  • Ingredients
    6 HARD-BOILED EGGS, sliced
    1/4 cup mayonnaise
    2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
    1 Tbsp. minced onion
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. pepper
    1/2 cup finely chopped celery
    Lettuce leaves

    Yields: 4 Servings

  • Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    Excellent Source: Choline

    Good Source: Protein, Vitamin D and Folate

    Calories: 169

    Total Fat: 12 g
    Saturated fat: 3 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 4 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 4 g

    Cholesterol: 283 mg
    Sodium: 368 mg
    Carbohydrates: 5 g
    Dietary Fiber: 0 g
    Protein: 10 g
    Vitamin A: 455.8 IU
    Vitamin D: 61.5 IU
    Folate: 40.2 mcg
    Calcium: 50.9 mg
    Iron: 1.4 mg
    Choline: 190.8 mg


  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 Info

This creamy egg salad can be layered with crunchy lettuce on whole wheat toast for a simple sandwich, or stuffed into cherry tomatoes for an impressive appetizer.

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

To peel a hard-boiled 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-boiled egg storage time: In the shell, hard-boiled 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.