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The Best Fluffy Egg Salad

Fresh eggs combined with light, vegan mayo, celery, country style mustard, fresh cracked pepper, and chopped cornichons.

The Best Fluffy Egg Salad
The Best Fluffy Egg Salad


I used to not like egg salad. I thought it was horrific. Until I realized that it wasn't the idea of egg salad that grossed me out, it was actually the idea of mayonnaise and the lingering wonder of how long that egg salad had been sitting in the case or how old the eggs were. I know, I'm a freak.

So I started making egg salad myself. I used farm fresh eggs, chopped my celery super fine, used good quality country style mustard, Veganaise (a vegan mayo which I find to be much lighter in texture and flavor in contrast to its regular counterpart), I chopped up cornichons, and here's the kicker: I grated the eggs as opposed to chopping.

By grating the eggs, I realized that less mayo is used and therefore creates a consistency that is light and fluffy and perfectly incorporates all of the ingredients.

This egg salad is now a staple lunch item. I always have all of the ingredients, it's quick to make, and best part is if I forgot to plan ahead some lunches for school this is now my go-to. In the summer time I add thick slices of fresh tomato, or lay the salad on a bed of spinach or micro greens, add some fresh basil, etc. The possibilities are endless and of course toast your (gluten free) bread to perfection and you have a match made in heaven.


The Best Fluffy Egg Salad
The Best Fluffy Egg Salad

Ingredients for 1 serving:

2 large eggs, hard boiled, directions below

1 tsp country style mustard

1 tbsp Veganaise (or regular mayo if you prefer)

1/2 tbsp celery, finely chopped

4 cornichons, chopped

Dash of garlic powder, optional

Dash of onion powder, optional

Salt and Fresh Cracked Pepper to taste

2 pieces of bread for serving, toasted

Any other toppings i.e. tomato, spinach, micro greens, basil, lettuce, etc.

Perfect Hard Boiled Egg:

  1. Fill a pot full of water, just enough to cover eggs

  2. Place eggs carefully into the water, cover with lid, bring pot of water to a boil

  3. Once boiling (make sure it's not too violent that eggs are bouncing off things), set timer for 7 mins, you can remove the lid.

  4. After 7 mins, turn the heat off and set timer for 3 mins and let the eggs just sit in the water.

  5. Drain the eggs and cover with cold water until you can touch them without burning yourself.

  6. Peel the eggs and marvel at the smoothness of the egg

  • Note: The older the egg (ew) the easier the shell will be to get off. A farm fresh egg out of a chicken will not peel no matter what method you choose. The membrane does not release until it's at least a few days old, even a week. Usually eggs from the grocery store are fine to use right away because the eggs are generally a bit older anyways, but I usually wait a few days just in case. Or you can always hard boil eggs and keep them in the fridge until you're ready to peel!

Egg Salad:

  1. Mix together your mustard, mayo, celery, and powders if using until smooth.

  2. Grate your eggs into the bowl and add your cornichons, salt, and pepper.

  3. Mix everything together until fully combined and everything is fluffy!

  4. Add to your toasted bread and pile on the toppings! Enjoy!

The Best Fluffy Egg Salad
The Best Fluffy Egg Salad

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