How To Hard Boil An Egg…and an Egg Salad Recipe!

Who out there loves a good egg salad? I’ve been pretty busy recovering from my half marathon this week (which means, I’ve been pretty busy chillaxing), but honestly between work and coming home, making dinner and cleaning up, I haven’t had much extra time or energy to put into making lunch.

So earlier this week I decided to hard boil some eggs and get fancy with a batch of egg salad. This recipe is incredibly easy and delicious, and I wanted to share with you!


Classic Egg Salad


  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (I like to use Light mayo)
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • salt & pepper to taste


Hard boil your eggs by placing them in a saucepan and covering with cold water. Bring water to a rapid boil and immediately remove pot from heat. Cover and let sit 10-12 minutes.

Remove the eggs from the hot water, cool, peel, and chop.

In a bowl, mix the chopped eggs, mayonnaise, mustard and scallions. Season with the paprika, salt and pepper.

Serve chilled!


I like to eat this a few different ways:

  1. Straight out of the bowl
  2. With crackers
  3. On bread or sandwich flats


Also, if you’re like me, hard boiling eggs is way more complicated than it needs to be. I’ve overcooked them, under-cooked them, but this method is pretty fool-proof. Just make sure you closely wait for the water to boil and then take it off the heat, otherwise you will overcook ’em!


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