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Egg Salad with Pickles

This Egg Salad with Pickles is creamy and flavorful. The pickles add crunch and the dill adds freshness. It’s the perfect snack or light meal – put it in a sandwich or on a salad and you’re all set!

scooping out egg salad from a serving bowl

A Classic Egg Salad Recipe – With Pickles!

Egg salad has long been a picnic, potluck, and brunch staple. While you may be team traditional egg salad, I’m here to convert you to the dark side. And over here, on the darkside, we’ve got pickles!

Sure, I’ve seen people add relish to their egg salad, but repeat after me – This. Is. Better. Just imagine creamy egg salad with chunks of juicy pickles in each and every bite!

The next time you’re craving pickles, I want you to think egg salad with pickles! 

close up shot of chopped eggs and chopped pickles

Why Add Pickles to Egg Salad?

I think the real question you should be asking yourself is, “Why not add pickles?” I can’t come up with a single reason, can you?

Pickles have long been a favorite of mine and I’m pretty sure they can be added to anything and make it better (except maybe dessert). I love dills and sweet gherkins. Honestly, either will do here. I do prefer to use dill pickles, but the sweetness of gherkins stands up nicely, too.  

Plus, the acidity from the brine cuts the salad and makes the whole thing come together just perfectly. 

Recipe Ingredients

For this recipe, we’ve got eggs, all the creamy ingredients in your average egg salad, plus pickles and pickle juice! 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Hard boiled eggs – If you hard boil your eggs to medium, they will be more creamy. This is how I like it best, but you can also do well done hard boiled eggs. It will still be just as yummy. 
  • Pickles – I love pickles (but you already know that). Finely dice each pickle spear so you get a bit of pickle in each bite. Some people use relish, but I really prefer having the larger chunks of pickle that goes hand-in-hand with using actual pickles. 
  • Mayonnaise – Mayo makes this recipe ultra creamy and tangy. 
  • Dijon mustard – The Dijon mustard adds a nice little kick and breaks up all of that flavor from the egg and mayo. 
  • Pickle juice – The secret weapon. The acidity adds to the perfect balance and this ensures there is pickle flavor in every single bite. 
  • Chopped fresh dill – Chopped dill adds a nice bit of freshness to each bite. You’ll want to save some for the garnish, too.
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper – Don’t forget to season your egg salad to your liking. You might not realize it, but salt and pepper make a big difference in flavor. 
egg salad in a bowl with a parsley garnish

How to Make Egg Salad with Pickles

  1. Mix: Combine the chopped eggs and diced pickles in a medium sized mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Whisk: In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, pickle juice, dill, salt, and pepper. Whisk it all until combined.
  3. Combine: Add the mayonnaise mixture to the egg mixture and gently stir until everything is  thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Test: Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly. 
  5. Cool: Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  6. Serve: Serve with crackers or on sandwiches. 

Serving Suggestions 

  • My favorite way to serve this egg salad is simply on crackers. It makes for the most perfect snack. 
  • I also never pass up the opportunity for an egg salad sandwich. I like mine on rye with some sliced tomatoes, bacon, and sprouts. Or, in a wrap!

If you’re doing the low carb thing, you can serve it as lettuce wraps or in lettuce cups. You can also top a bed of lettuce with egg salad for a big, protein packed meal salad. 

stacked up egg salad sandwich with pickles pinned on top of the sandwich

How to Store Egg Salad

  • You are going to want to store your egg salad in the fridge. Egg salad must be refrigerated because of the eggs and mayo. In fact, if it sits out for more than an hour, you won’t want to keep it at all. 
  • To store it, add it to an airtight container and keep it in your refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. 
scooping out egg salad from a bowl
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5 from 6 votes

Egg Salad with Pickles

This Egg Salad with Pickles is creamy and flavorful. The pickles add crunch and the dill adds freshness. It's the perfect snack or light meal – put it in a sandwich or on a salad and you’re all set!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best egg salad, egg salad recipe, egg salad with dill pickles, how to make egg salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 194kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 to 10 hard boiled eggs, finely chopped
  • 3 pickle spears, finely diced
  • ⅓ to ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon pickle juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, plus more for garnish
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • fresh chopped parsley, for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Combine chopped eggs and diced pickles in a medium sized mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, pickle juice, dill, salt, and pepper; whisk until combined.
  • Add mayonnaise mixture to the egg mixture; gently stir until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Serve with crackers or in sandwiches.

Nutrition

Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 254mg | Sodium: 705mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 406IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg

10 Comments

  • Jen
    May 26, 2020 at 11:54 am

    5 stars
    It’s so funny because we’re usually not a pickle eating family but the flavor they add to this egg salad is out of this world! So delicious!!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      May 26, 2020 at 3:11 pm

      Thank YOU! I am very glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

      Reply
  • Kevin
    May 26, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    5 stars
    What a great lunch option! Going to get everything to make this this week!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      May 26, 2020 at 3:10 pm

      I hope you enjoy it! Thank you so much! 🙂

      Reply
  • Sara Welch
    May 26, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    5 stars
    So easy and delicious; even my picky eaters gobbled this up! Looking forward to enjoying this again tomorrow!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      May 27, 2020 at 5:30 pm

      I am very glad you and your family enjoyed this recipe! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Jacque Hastert
    May 27, 2020 at 1:24 am

    5 stars
    I had this yesterday for lunch! I will say that the addition of pickles really makes a difference. It simply packs some crunch and is very delicious.

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      May 27, 2020 at 5:29 pm

      I am very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Catalina
    May 27, 2020 at 6:15 am

    5 stars
    Egg salad is one of my favorite! i will try your recipe!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      May 27, 2020 at 5:26 pm

      I hope you enjoy it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply

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