Zippy Egg Salad Dip

There’s just something about spring that makes me want to sing!  But I won’t.  It’s not pretty!  Flowers are showing off their beautiful blossoms.  Trees are budding and the grass is turning a vivid green.  I love spring!

It’s time to shed our winter coats, scarves and closed-toe shoes and trade them in for lighter fabrics and sandals.  I’m going completely off subject, but did you know that scarf has two plurals?  Scarves is the preferred form, but scarfs is the original and was more common before the 20th century.

We even begin to eat lighter in the spring (thank goodness!).  Gone are the heavy stews and comfort foods. Bright, fresh salads, fruits and spring vegetables make their debut. Even Easter is making an early  appearance this year.

I’ve decided to ditch the normal deviled eggs (oh, my!) and serve my zippy egg salad dip as an appetizer while I’m putting the finishing touches on my Easter spread.

Zippy Egg Salad Dip

Maybe my zippy dip will keep everyone out of the kitchen!  Yes, I’m that person who wants everyone on the other side of the island when I’m cooking.  Don’t step foot on my side of the kitchen!  Is that weird?

This recipe begins with boiled eggs, of course.  Place eggs in a large saucepan and cover with water (enough to cover eggs by 1″).  Bring to a boil on med/high heat.  Once the water-covered eggs come to a boil, cover saucepan with a lid, remove from heat and set the timer for 18 minutes.  When the timer goes off, drain eggs and place under cold running water until cool enough to peel.  Perfection!

Do you ever wonder if your eggs are fresh?  Here’s how to tell:

Fill a deep bowl with cold water and place eggs in the bowl. If they sink to the bottom and lay flat on their sides, they are fresh. If they’re a few weeks old but still good to eat, they’ll stand on one end at the bottom of the bowl.  If they float to the surface, they’re no longer fresh enough to eat.

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Zippy Egg Salad Dip
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Ingredients
  • 12 hardboiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise (I always use Dukes)
  • 1 tsp. fresh dill
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • Black pepper and salt to taste
  • Garnish with chives, paprika & chopped bacon, if desired
Instructions
  1. Chop eggs in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Mix together mayo, yogurt, dill, onion powder, garlic powder, dijon mustard, salt, pepper and add to chopped eggs. Mix gently.
  3. Garnish with chives, paprika & chopped, crisp bacon if desired.
  4. Serve with veggie strips, crackers or baked tortilla chips.

You can also use this dip for egg salad sandwiches.  The dijon mustard adds a little zip.  Because I like it spicy, I sometimes add a bit more dijon.

Zippy Egg Salad Dip

Speaking of dips, you can find my favorite pimento cheese dip here!

What’s your favorite springtime food?

 

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Comments

  1. We love egg salad at our house. I wonder why we don’t make it year round. We are tried and true Duke’s users also, not even considering another brand!
    I am so ready for lighter foods!
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  2. My very Italian husband who hates american food will eat this – I know this because it’s a dip! How we love dips. Can’t wait to try this.
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  3. oh that looks so delicious! my springtime favorite food has to be macaroni salad (I want to make them myself but I have no clue how!) I love boiled eggs, deviled eggs, anything egg related. I think I will try this recipe.
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  4. Why, oh why did I read this while I’m at work?! Now my mouth is watering. Lol. This looks amazing, Alli and it seems simple enough to make.

    I had no idea how to tell if an egg was good to eat. My mind is blown! I’ve always wanted to take my eggs out of the ugly carton and put them in a cute glass storage case, but I haven’t because of the fear of not knowing when they expire. Now I can! – yay!!
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  5. We love boiled eggs, deviled eggs and egg salad. This sounds right up our alley! I’m going to try this today.

  6. Your zippy egg salad dip makes me want to get in the kitchen and whip some up for myself. It looks and sounds amazing. After Easter I always have waaaaaaay too many eggs left over and this would be a perfect dish to use them in. Thanks for sharing.
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  7. Yum! This looks and sounds delicious! My favorite spring time/ summer time food is pasta salad. Tuna pasta salad, it’s so good but we never eat it unless it’s spring/summer and we are bbq’ing! Your zippy egg salad dip looks really good, I bet my kids would absolutely love it too!

  8. Your tip on telling if eggs are still fresh was a game changer for me! We have been using a ton of eggs in our cooking (great source of protein) so clearly I want to make sure they are fresh. This recipe looks like something our family would enjoy during our Easter meal!

  9. I love egg salad so this dip sounds SO good. It’s actually perfect for Easter since deviled eggs and egg salad is so popular at Easter brunch/lunch/dinner. I’m not sure how well my kids would like it since they are so picky… BUT more for me then right?!
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  10. I did not know scarves has two plurals? And is “plurals” even a word?? Or do we say plural because it is already in plural form…lol….don’t really know what I’m saying! But the salad does look great. I like that it has less mayo and more Greek yogurt. Also, it is not weird that you want your space while cooking. Just feels so puzzling when everyone is around you:)
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  11. Mouth is watering, even after I devoured my lunch. I have had egg salad before, or potato salad which looks similar to this. But I’m pretty certain I haven’t had an egg dip. I bet it’s good, especially since you were saying it was zippy! 🙂 Yum!
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  12. I’m with you-I want everyone out of the kitchen while I’m cooking. I like to be in there alone. Your egg salad dip sounds wonderful. I’ve had egg salad but never as a dip…it sounds really tasty!

  13. That egg salad dip looks amazing. And I don’t think it is weird at all to want people out of the kitchen. I am the same way. I can’t cook with people hovering over me. I get distracted and annoyed.
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  14. Oh, I want to try this. I saw the picture and instantly thought, “Is that dill?!” That totally makes sense with egg salad but I’ve never thought of it. It’s exciting to find a new twist on a classic you already love.
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  15. Confession: I’ve never ate egg salad. I’ll eat tuna salad and chicken salad (ham salad is just too salty for me) but I never thought about egg salad. Your photos look fantastic, the recipe sounds delicious, I want to give this a shot!
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  16. I have never used egg salad as a dip but great idea! I never knew the trick to tell eggs are fresh either. I learned a lot here today. Your recipe sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
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  17. This looks great! Especially liked you saying you wanted everyone out of the kitchen. Even when I’m entertaining, I want people just to step back and let me do my thing. I like company to talk, but it’s just easier if I do it!
    Just went and pinned this on my appetizer board.
    Jennie
    p.s. Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog and taking the time to comment.

  18. This looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday!
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