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easy egg salad recipe?

i'm looking for an easy egg salad recipe that is very light on mayo/miracle whip. thanks!

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  1. Is your goal here to reduce calories?

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    1. re: RGR

      well less calories would be good, but i actually just prefer an egg salad that isn't very creamy. i like it dryer. also, my goal is for it to be very easy as i am not that skilled in the kitchen, and i don't have any kitchen devices other than a stove, microwave and toaster!

      1. re: abbefaith

        The egg salad I like best is very uncomplicated. I prefer to add only some chopped onion, a little freshly ground black pepper, and just enough mayo to hold it together. For less of a creamy consistency, you can use olive oil + mayo, or dispense with the mayo completely as suggested below. As for equipment, I like to use an old-fashioned wooden chopping bowl and chopper, but mashing with a fork certainly works.

        1. re: RGR

          Growing up, my dad would make chopped egg like this - chopped white onion, some freshly ground pepper, a little salt and some oil. The only catch is that he would only do this on Passover, even though it was totally delicious and could easily be made year round. My dad used to say that this was one of those treats that you appreciate even more because you only eat it a few times a year. So to this day, I only make it on Passover - it's great on matzoh!

          1. re: abbefaith

            A very easy way to make egg salad with just a little mayo, is to get the egg chopped pretty small .The smaller the pieces, the less mayo it takes for them to hold together. And if you push the hard boiled egg through a mesh sieve, it's ultra fast too.

            1. re: Quine

              ooo i need to get one of those. lol.

        2. i like egg salad with no mayo -- just good olive oil, a little dijon mustard, S&P. If I have them, I add chopped scallion and/or fresh herbs (dill, basil, chives, tarragon, parsley). Capers are nice, too, if you like them, or a few chopped olives.

          1. I agree with JenMarie above, although I don't usually add olive oil either. Just a little bit of mustard. I like chopped capers or celery or onion or all of the above.

            The only thing I would add is that I like to grate my hard boiled eggs on a cheese grater.

            1. i use creole mustard, a little mayo, minced celery and onion, chives and salt and pepper. the creole mustard gives it a nice kick.

              1. I also use the coarse part of a grater for making egg salad. I then add diced celery; bell peppers a tad of dry mustard [or prepared]; black pepper, dill weed and mayo to taste.