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Delightfully Dilly Egg Salad Sandwiches

Adapted from a beautiful recipe by my sweet friend Melissa at ChinDeep.

Delightfully Dilly Egg Salad Sandwiches ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sandwich #recipe

It’s an egg salad sandwich that’s full of flavor instead of fat. What a concept, right? Greek yogurt comes into play to add creaminess & protein without adding fat. Fresh herbs are the finishing touch. It’s a little early here for fresh dill so I had to use dried dill, but the chives are thriving and I had some cilantro in my fridge that was screaming to be included.

For years, the thought of one of an egg salad sandwich (typically a whole lot of mayonnaise with a bit of chopped egg mixed in) made me a little ill. But when I saw Melissa’s pretty yellow egg salad sandwiches, I couldn’t resist giving egg salad another try. I used my sister’s simple trick for making perfect hard boiled eggs and then tweaked Melissa’s recipe to my own liking … and I ended up with an egg salad that I totally LOVE. And it’s so totally easy to make! The trick is in cooking the eggs properly … and then just kick up the flavor and tone down the mayo.

So I discovered it’s not “egg salad sandwiches” that I have hated all these years, it seems I just never have had a really good egg salad sandwich. Just like most everything, if prepared really well, it tastes amazing. Definitely true for egg salad sandwiches.

Thank you Melissa for introducing me to a world of egg salad sandwiches that I never knew existed.

Delightfully Dilly Egg Salad Sandwiches

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Delightfully Dilly Egg Salad Sandwiches


  • 5 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon light mayonnaise
  • 3 Tablespoons plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons finely chopped dill pickle
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons dried dill (use fresh if you have it! ... if you use fresh, add more to taste)
  • 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh snipped chives
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 Tablespoon finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1 small clove of garlic, peeled and chopped
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste


  1. Set the eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Heat over high heat until the water reaches a full rolling boil, then remove the pan from the heat (with the hot water still covering the eggs) and set a timer for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, drain the hot water off the eggs and let them cool at room temperature (or refrigerate).
  2. Once the eggs are cool, peel them and chop them, setting them in a small mixing bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir to mix well. Add fresh ground pepper to taste. Put in a covered container and set in the fridge for an hour or more to let the flavors meld. Spread on bread and serve.


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