A Dilly Lighter Egg Salad

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Recipe: #21264

October 10, 2015

Categories: Sandwiches

"I have no idea where I found this recipe; but it is delicious. I did add a couple of extra touches, and it is a keeper. I actually had some homemade ricotta I was looking to use up; and, this was what I found. A simple - yet lighter egg salad. I served mine in lettuce cups for a light dinner with a bowl of soup. But, it would be delicious as a sandwich, or served with your favorite crackers."

Original is 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (107 g)
  • Calories 176.1
  • Total Fat - 11.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 333.3 mg
  • Sodium - 206.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 0.8 g
  • Protein - 15 g
  • Calcium - 204.5 mg
  • Iron - 2.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Eggs ... Cook your eggs anyway you like. I usually add mine to a pot of cold water, bring to a boil for 2 minutes; then, turn off the heat and cover for 12 minutes. You can even buy hard boiled eggs at most grocery stores too these days; if you don't have time to make them. Once the eggs are cooked, peeled, and chopped; transfer them into a small bowl.

Step 2

Salad ... Simply add all the other ingredients (pimentos being optional) to the eggs; and, mix to combine. Season to taste.

Step 3

Serve and ENJOY! ... On bread, in a lettuce leaf, crackers, crostini, pita, etc. It is also great served with celery too.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


I really wanted to love this. I love egg salad and I love ricotta. But I just didn't. It didn't taste bad, so if you are on a no-mayo diet, you should try this. But if you are willing to eat mayo, use that to make your egg salad.


review by:
(27 Jul 2018)


I loved the use of the ricotta cheese in place of mayo as it not only added flavour but made for a tasty light egg salad that was a pleasure to eat. I scaled back for 1 serve using 2 eggs and served in a lettuce leaf for a no carb lunch. Made for Pick Me tag game under the 48 hour rule.


review by:
(15 Oct 2017)

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