This low carb Dill Pickle Egg Salad is a fun way to serve up a classic dish. Spread it on your favourite keto bread or just eat it with a spoon! This post is sponsored by Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs.
I’ve always loved hard-boiled eggs. But like any person in their right mind, I hate making them. Or rather, I hate peeling them! It’s so hard to get them right from start to finish. Either you boil them a little too long and they get that greyish-greenish ring around the yolks, or the shell sticks like crazy and you lose half the whites. I grew up eating plenty of egg salad and I don’t know how my parents did it without going nuts. I’ve tried any number of tricks like baking soda in the water or what have you. And I still lose half the egg to the sticky shells. Given that I am the only one in my family who likes hard-boiled eggs, I don’t make them very often. Too much labour for too little reward.
However…if someone else happens to be willing to do all the work for me, I am totally game. They make such a great low carb snack, they’re great for on-the-go breakfasts, and egg salad makes a filling and healthy lunch. Pre-packaged hard-boiled eggs can be found in a lot of stores these days, but clearly they are not all created equal. So I am thrilled that one of my favorite brands, Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, has their own pre-peeled hard boiled eggs. I don’t have to lift a finger and I get perfect eggs every time…no greyish ring, no losing half the whites, just open the package and away you go. And all from Organic, free range and Certified Humane hens on small family farms.
That small family farm bit is pretty meaningful, when you give it some thought. Small scale farming isn’t an easy business and it takes true dedication to run a farm with humane practices. Many small farms would be wiped out by the big factory farms if they didn’t work together with brands like Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs to bring their superior product to market. In fact, Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs only works with small farmers and not with any large corporations, and all farms must meet their high standards. Pete and Gerry’s started as its own 4th generation family farm, after all.
So…superior organic, free range hard-boiled eggs without the work of having to make them yourself? I am so in! And after not having egg salad in ages, I had some fun with this recipe. I chopped up some of my homemade refrigerator pickles from my home grown (and humanely raised!) cucumbers. These pickles are a huge hit in my house and I make jars upon jars every year, but they never last very long. And the combo of egg and pickle is a classic! You can turn them into sandwiches or just spread it on a cucumber (or another pickle) for a fun snack. Deliciously healthy and so much less work.
Please see my low carb Dill Pickle Egg Salad recipe on Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs website
yum, only had 4 eggs ready, adjusted just a little bit
fresh dill is the key I think. Very good.
Martha Cripe says
I carefully add eggs to boiling water. Boil 6 minutes covered, remove from heat, let set for 6 minutes covered. Drain, cover eggs with cold water, let set for 6 minutes. Drain and peel – The perfect boiled egg!
Marilyn Davis-Westlund says
I never make hard boiled eggs anymore UNLESS I use my instant pot. They come out perfect EVERY time and the shells almost fall off! No more ugly hard boiled eggs!
I too love boiled eggs but unless it’s a special occasion, not worth the effort that is until I got the Ninja Foodi! Best appliance ever invented. Cook eggs on high pressure for 5 min, let it slowly release for 5 min and then quick release and put eggs in cold water or ice for 5 min. Egg shells come off in 1 piece!! I make them all the time now ????
Stan Schweitzer says
I have tried all methods to peel eggs. What works brilliantly and better than rest…crack shell by rolling on bench top then place under running tap
and use a small spoon with hollow towards the egg and slip it under the cracked shell between it and the egg and slide up. The shell just falls away and no more lost white. The egg emerges with a smooth surface, just like a bought one. Simples.
P.S I have just discovered you and am huge fan. Greetings fro Australia.
I make deviled egg salad when I have really fresh eggs that won’t peel well. The dish is faster that way too.