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Southern-Style Egg Salad

May 27, 2017 (Last Updated: January 11, 2021)

The perfect Southern-Style Egg Salad starts with a blend of creamy and slightly crunchy textures coming together with bright, fresh flavors. It’s not even particularly fancy, and there are no unique secret ingredients, just old-fashioned goodness piled on top of rich butter crackers or freshly baked slices of homemade bread.

This deliciousSouthern-Style Egg Salad is the perfect lunch idea that will have you wondering why you didn’t make more of it for the family to enjoy.  Southern-Style Egg Salad is super easy to make, combining hardboiled eggs, Duke’s mayonnaise, thinly sliced celery, sweet Vidalia onions, green olives, scallions, pimento, and yellow mustard served on rich buttery crackers.

 

The perfect Southern-Style Egg Salad starts with a blend of creamy and slightly crunchy textures coming together with bright, fresh flavors. It's not even particularly fancy, there are no special secret ingredients just old-fashioned goodness piled on top of rich butter crackers or freshly baked slices of homemade bread.There’s something very comforting about enjoying a batch of cold Southern-Style Egg Salad on deliciously buttery crackers with a glass of fresh brewed iced tea on a warm day. I’ll admit it, like most of us Southerners, I enjoy comfort foods, and  Southern-Style Egg Salad is one of those comfort foods that come to mind during the hot summer days.

When I make my Southern-Style Egg Salad, I tend to make a  fair amount of it because I know that everyone enjoys it, especially me. Keywords being especially me. Honestly, I prefer it on butter crackers but will settle for a nice thick slice of homemade bread if need be.

 

 

 

This delicious Southern-Style Egg Salad is the perfect lunch idea that will have you wondering why you didn't make more of it for the family to enjoy.  Southern-Style Egg Salad is super easy to make combining hardboiled eggs, Duke's mayonnaise, thinly sliced celery, sweet Vidalia onions, green olives, scallions, pimento, and yellow mustard served on rich buttery crackers.Mayonnaise is in my book is a personal experience, a high expectation, one most of us in the Southern states prefer over Miracle Whip, don’t get me wrong, I know plenty of Southern folks who enjoy using it in their recipes, and if you are one of them substitute Miracle Whip for my Dukes mayonnaise. Eat what you enjoy is what I always say.

Don’t be afraid to add a few of your favorite ingredients to this recipe. I have added a touch of smokey chopped bacon to mine from time to time, as well as a few other favorites. Live a little, have fun in the kitchen, enjoy your food, and not necessarily in that order either.

 

 

 

This delicious Southern-Style Egg Salad is the perfect lunch idea that will have you wondering why you didn't make more of it for the family to enjoy.  Southern-Style Egg Salad is super easy to make combining hardboiled eggs, Duke's mayonnaise, thinly sliced celery, sweet Vidalia onions, green olives, scallions, pimento, and yellow mustard served on rich buttery crackers.

 

 

 

 

 

Southern-Style Egg Salad

  • Eight eggs, hard-cooked, peeled, and roughly diced
  • 1/4 cup of Dukes mayonnaise
  • One stalk of sliced celery
  • 1/4 of a cup of finely diced sweet Vidalia onion
  • Two scallions thinly sliced, including greens
  • 5-6 green olives thinly sliced, optional
  • One tablespoon of diced pimento
  • One tablespoon of yellow mustard
  • 1/4 of a teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • salt to own taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to own taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish

 

 

 

 

 

Tips for the perfect hardboiled eggs

  1. Use older eggs– If possible, use older eggs to keep from tearing the egg whites; as old eggs will peel easier. 
  2. Bring the eggs to a boil– Place the eggs in a large pot and fill with cold water. Bring the cold water to a boil over medium heat, then turn off the heat source and cover with a lid.
  3. Always set a timer-Set the timer for 11 minutes for hardboiled eggs.
  4. While waiting– Fill a large bowl with ice and cold water to shock the eggs.
  5. As soon as your timer goes off– Drain and transfer the hardboiled eggs to the ice water. Shocking the hardboiled eggs will stop the cooking process. Leave in the water for 2-3 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This delicious Southern-Style Egg Salad is the perfect lunch idea that will have you wondering why you didn't make more of it for the family to enjoy.  Southern-Style Egg Salad is super easy to make combining hardboiled eggs, Duke's mayonnaise, thinly sliced celery, sweet Vidalia onions, green olives, scallions, pimento, and yellow mustard served on rich buttery crackers.

Southern-Style Egg Salad

hmccallum
This delicious Southern-Style Egg Salad is the perfect lunch idea that will have you wondering why you didn't make more of it for the family to enjoy.  Southern-Style Egg Salad is super easy to make combining hardboiled eggs, Duke's mayonnaise, thinly sliced celery, sweet Vidalia onions, green olives, scallions, pimento, and yellow mustard served on rich buttery crackers.
4.93 from 28 votes
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
chill 45 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 10 People
Calories 97 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 Eggs hard boiled
  • 1/4 cup Dukes mayonnaise
  • 1 stalk Celery sliced
  • 1/4 cup Sweet Vidalia onion diced
  • 3 Scallions sliced
  • 6 Green olives sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Pimento diced
  • 1 tablespoon Yellow mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon Apple cider vinegar
  • Kosher salt to own taste
  • Freshly cracked pepper to own taste
  • Parsley garnish

Instructions
 

  • Peel and rinse 8 hard-boiled eggs, roughly chop or dice them depending on your personal preference.
  • In a medium bowl combine, Duke’s mayonnaise, sliced celery, diced sweet Vidalia onions, thinly sliced scallions, sliced olives, diced pimento, yellow mustard, apple cider vinegar, salt and freshly ground black pepper to own taste.
  • Refrigerate for 45 minutes before serving on top of butter crackers or fresh bread.

Nutrition

Serving: 01Calories: 97kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 5gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 144mgPotassium: 75mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 293IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Celery, eggs, mayo, Pimento, salad
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This delicious Southern-Style Egg Salad is the perfect lunch idea that will have you wondering why you didn't make more of it for the family to enjoy.  Southern-Style Egg Salad is super easy to make combining hardboiled eggs, Duke's mayonnaise, thinly sliced celery, sweet Vidalia onions, green olives, scallions, pimento, and yellow mustard served on rich buttery crackers.

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36 Comments

  • Reply
    Karen Kelly
    February 21, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    I grew up eating egg salad but I never make it now. I love that you put in green olives – that salty flavor must be so good with the eggs. I think I’ll be making a batch of this next week!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      December 2, 2019 at 10:10 am

      Hi Karen, how did it turn out?

  • Reply
    Traci
    February 21, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Mmmmm, the sweet vidalia onions are literally what make this recipe! I love an egg salad, and Southern style…close to my heart. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      December 2, 2019 at 10:10 am

      Thank you, Traci, so happy you enjoy the recipe.

  • Reply
    Snappy Gourmet
    February 21, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    We are big Duke’s mayo fans here! Bet it’s fabulous with this egg salad!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      December 2, 2019 at 10:09 am

      Dukes is sooo good but in a pinch, I will use plain mayo too. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply
    Danielle
    July 20, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    I love egg salad – this one looks really good! I love that you added pimento!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      December 2, 2019 at 10:09 am

      Thank you, Danielle, I love it too and it so tasty and economical for lunches.

  • Reply
    Traci
    July 20, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Ok I’m going to obsess about this one until I make it! Love it that you used apple cider vinegar and pimento…and, of course, all the mayo 🙂 This looks too good right now…just pinned!

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    Gabi
    July 20, 2018 at 11:45 am

    This must be the perfect salad recipe after Easter, when you don’t know what to do with all those hard boiled eggs. I love the addition of celery but probably I’ll leave out the olives.

    • Reply
      Heidy McCallum
      July 20, 2018 at 11:47 am

      Hi, Gabi, I love them but not everyone is as fond of them lol. I loved the Easter egg idea, but those usually end up deviled because my boys love them so much.

  • Reply
    Amy | The Cook Report
    July 20, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Love the crunchiness in there and the tang from the olives, so good!

    • Reply
      Heidy McCallum
      July 20, 2018 at 11:37 am

      Thank you, I’m glad you dropped by Amy. Let me know if you try it and how you liked it. Have a wonderful day.

  • Reply
    foodtasticmom2013
    July 20, 2018 at 11:19 am

    We love green olives – so I’m not sure why I’ve never thought to add them to my egg salad. I’ll have to try your recipe.

    • Reply
      Heidy McCallum
      July 20, 2018 at 11:26 am

      I love them too! My husband is kinda meh about them but I just don’t put them in his—More for me Ha Ha!!

  • Reply
    Becky Nye
    July 20, 2018 at 10:27 am

    I love every thing except those green olives. I hate them. I am going to use black I think.

    • Reply
      Heidy McCallum
      July 20, 2018 at 10:28 am

      Ha Ha, Becky, I feel you. My husband hates them too. Let me know how it all works out in the end.

  • Reply
    MIke
    July 20, 2018 at 10:26 am

    I often forget how good egg salad can be. I like the different textures you have going on here.

    • Reply
      Heidy McCallum
      July 20, 2018 at 10:29 am

      Hi, Mike, thank you for letting me know and stopping by with some love. Have a great day.

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