Egg Salad with Yogurt, Dill & Lemon

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Egg salad is one of those dishes I often forget about. Both Jeff and I have memories of eating it in our sandwiches as kids, neither of us loving it. But once in a while, I have a bunch of hard boiled eggs on my hands, and I remember. It turns out that I kind of love egg salad, if it’s made the right way! And Jeff is the same– I tell him I made it, and he doesn’t act very excited. Then he actually eats some of it, and is all about the egg salad.

This recipe is so delicious, and is much lighter and fresher than the egg salads we both grew up eating. I like to make it with the Mediterranean flavors of dill, Greek yogurt, and lemon. No mayo!

Egg Salad with Yogurt, Dill & Lemon

Egg Salad with Yogurt, Dill and Lemon

What you’ll Need:

  • 4 hard boiled eggs, peeled
  • 1/3 cup Greek-style yogurt
  • 1/4 cup (loosely packed) chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice + 1/2 teaspoon zest from a (preferably organic, well washed) lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

What to Do:

  1. Chop your eggs or slice two directions with an egg slicer, then add to a medium sized bowl.
  2. Add all the other ingredients, and mash/ stir together until everything is evenly mixed.
  3. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed– salt, lemon juice, pepper.
  4. If you want, you can garnish with some more chives, lemon zest, and sprigs of fresh dill.
  5. Enjoy!

Egg Salad with Greek Yogurt, Dill & Lemon ZestWe like to eat egg salad more like a dip, with cucumber slices and potato chips. Today was Amelia’s first day of school, and she came home all hot and sweaty and excited and tired. She was really happy to see this dish of cold egg salad waiting for her! We shared it while I heard all about her big day.The best egg salad!One of my favorite ways to eat egg salad is to pile it into avocado halves and eat it with a spoon. It makes a really quick, super-satisfying breakfast!Egg Salad in an Avocado– the perfect easy, satisfying breakfast. It’s a great thing to have on hand for an easy, protein-rich snack or fast meal. Our family is going through an egg salad phase right now– we can’t seem to get enough. Soon, we’ll probably forget about it, then be pleasantly surprised all over again when we remember and I make some. egg-salad-with-yogurt-dill-lemon-from-and-here-we-are

Are you an egg salad fan? How do you like to make and eat yours?

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14 Responses to Egg Salad with Yogurt, Dill & Lemon

  1. Sanielle Moquett September 15, 2016 at 4:39 pm #

    Oh, Adrian! This looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

    • ariana September 20, 2016 at 11:13 am #

      Thank you Sanielle! I hope you enjoy it!

  2. Sanielle Moquett September 15, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

    *Adriana. 😉

  3. Amina September 16, 2016 at 11:26 am #

    New recipe i discoverd today, egg with yogurt with dill lemon will be great without doubt. Thanks Adriana for this delicious recipe.

    • ariana September 20, 2016 at 11:13 am #

      I hope you love it, Amina!

  4. Megan Stevens September 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm #

    I don’t think I’ve ever used lemon juice in egg salad. Sounds great with the Greek yogurt and dill! The lemon zest on top looks amazing. I love egg salad and look forward to trying your recipe!

  5. foodhuntersguide September 20, 2016 at 2:55 pm #

    I love the sound of this…I may need to make some tonight!

  6. Emily @ Recipes to Nourish September 20, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

    Dill and lemon sound like fabulous additions to egg salad! Yum!

  7. linda spiker September 20, 2016 at 8:34 pm #

    Beautiful recipe Ariana! Just lovely!

  8. Elaina Newton (@TheRisingSpoon) September 20, 2016 at 8:47 pm #

    I just got back from a walk and am totally sweaty because it’s sunny & 98 degrees here today. This sounds sooo good right now. Cool, creamy & savory. Mmmm…

  9. Julie October 23, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

    Looks good. And seems like it is creamy and can go well with other kinds of food. Yummy…

  10. Maria C December 20, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

    I always love egg recipe. But egg with yogurt is something strange for me. I think it is great to try this recipe, thanks for sharing with us, Ariana.

  11. stephen February 22, 2017 at 4:02 pm #

    Oh looks yummy!!! Thanks for sharing this post!

  12. tucson urgent September 20, 2017 at 11:27 pm #

    You have someone combined my two favorite things: eggs and dills.

    This will be my go to recipe, thank you for sharing.

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