is there a good way to make egg salad without dill? And what is a good side dish to egg salad sandwiches?

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davidpdx
davidpdx February 13, 2011

Sure. Hundreds of herbs/spices/flavors go with egg salad: tarragon, thyme, capers, olives, cumin to name a few. just search your pantry for flavors you like. Asparagus could be a nice side.

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limonana
limonana February 13, 2011

I make egg salad with chopped scallion or chives, with garden cress. Or spiced with hungarian paprika or wasabi.

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MaryMaryCulinary
MaryMaryCulinary February 13, 2011

I use shallots and chopped red bell pepper. Add a bit of Dijon mustard to the mayonnaise for a bit of zest.

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Aliwaks
Aliwaks February 13, 2011

I love chives with egg salad too... My favorite side with egg salad sandwiches is salt & vinegar chips... Not exactly a side dish but great combo!! What about a cucumber salad? Thinly sliced w/ onion, vinegar & touch of salt & sugar??

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aargersi
aargersi February 13, 2011

Curried, with pickles!

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drbabs
drbabs February 13, 2011

I don't like mayonnaise so if I make egg salad (rarely), I use lots of spicy mustard and cornichons and chopped olives and fennel or celery.

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ellenl
ellenl February 13, 2011

chopped celery, bit of dry mustard, scallion/chives/onion/shallots, regular sweet relish, bit of mayo or whatever you'd sub. for the mayo--we love this egg salad.

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susan g
susan g February 13, 2011

First egg salad I discovered when I was cooking on my own has you throw unpeeled garlic cloves in the water when you cook the eggs, then mash the pulp into the eggs, with some curry powder. Inspiration for the '60s.

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Raquelita
Raquelita February 13, 2011

i like finely chopped fresh parsley and chives! another great flavor booster is a dab of prepared horseradish; i only use mustard and yogurt in mine, never mayo...still nice and tangy

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ChefDaddy
ChefDaddy February 14, 2011

I just like ol' regular salt and pepper only. A little mayo or a homemade aoli served with a pickle and some carrot and celery sticks with a few olives. Just like my grandmother served to me as a child on sunny summer afternoons under the shade tree.

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luvcookbooks
luvcookbooks February 16, 2011

Like the egg salad in Mark Peel and Nancy Silverton's Cooking at Home, homemade mayo makes it a great dish, otherwise Hellman's, add enough salt and some pepper, mustard, scallions, slivered red, yellow and green peppers so it's pretty and crunchy. On the side, pickles and original Ruffles and a tossed green salad. Lemonade.

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