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I love this taco salad recipe! It’s the less-mess way to enjoy tacos of course. And when you make it yourself with fresh ingredients and lean ground turkey, it’s a much healthier choice than when you order it from a restaurant. Here’s to a quick, easy, and absolutely fantastic lunch or dinner option everyone in your family will ask for again and again!

Best taco salad recipe

Best Taco Salad Recipe

This is the best taco salad recipe because it takes all fresh and wholesome ingredients to give you the flavors you love with less guilt. Sure, there’s a time and a place for tacos, but if you want to ensure you get more lettuce and veggies in every bite, taco salad is the way to go!

Taco salad ingredients

Healthy Taco Salad Ingredients

  • Ground turkey – This makes your taco salad a bit healthier than ground beef.
  • Avocado oil – A healthier fat to cook the turkey with.
  • Spicy taco seasoning – Use it pre-made or make your own!
  • Romaine lettuce – Chop it up!
  • Black beans – You’ll need about half a cup.
  • Chopped green onions – To give your salad a pungent contrast.
  • Chopped red onion – More onion flavor with prettier colors!
  • Cherry tomatoes – Cut these babies in half.
  • Chopped green pepper – Add more nutrition and flavor to your salad.
  • Fresh parsley – The finishing touch.
  • Avocado – Slice it up!
  • Shredded cheddar – Taco salad without cheese is almost unforgiveable.
  • Sour cream – Ditto for sour cream.
  • Salsa – Gives you that taco topping flavor throughout the salad.
  • Crispy tortilla strips – The final crunchy component to this blissfully-delicious salad!

Easy taco salad recipe

Inhale tacos, exhale negativity.
Megan

Easy Taco Salad Recipe

This taco salad bowl recipe is so easy that all you have to do is cook the meat and put the ingredients together. It takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish so get ready for the perfect healthy weeknight salad meal your whole family will eat!

How do you make taco salad from scratch

How do you Make Taco Salad from Scratch

First, you’ll heat the avocado oil in a skillet over high heat and cook the ground turkey until it’s light brown. Add the taco seasoning and cook until the turkey has completely cooked through. While this happens, you can get the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl, then add the turkey to it. Toss everything together and serve. Feel free to add cilantro and jalapeno if you want even more flavor!

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Taco Salad Bowl Every Time

  • You can replace the turkey. If you’d rather have beef or even chicken, go for it. You can also use meatless crumbles if you’d prefer.
  • Make it vegan by omitting sour cream and using vegan cheese.
  • Use your own spices to make the taco seasoning. This way, you can control the sodium content.
  • Taco salad dressing not needed. There are so many good flavors that you do not need a taco salad dressing on traditional taco salad.
  • Feel free to add or omit what you like. Love black olives? Throw them in there!

How to cook ground beef for taco salad

How to Cook Ground Beef for Taco Salad?

Cooking ground beef is the same as cooking ground turkey. You want to cook it until there is no pink left in the meat. Then you’ll add the seasoning and cook for a few more minutes until it’s lightly browned.

How do you dress up a taco salad?

Taco salad is what you make of it. This recipe has everything you need to give your taco salad restaurant-quality flavors with ground turkey seasoned by taco seasoning, crispy lettuce, tender black beans, green onions, red onions, cherry tomatoes, green peppers, avocados, cheese, salsa, and sour cream.

How do you dress up a taco salad

Should taco salad be warm or cold?

Taco salad has both warm and cold components which is what makes it so amazing. You’ll combine the cold items together while your ground meat cooks, then top it off and mix it all together for a wonderful mix of hot and cold ingredients.

What goes well with Taco Salad?

I’ll put out chips and salsa with taco salad as well as black bean soup. Spanish rice or even cilantro lime rice is a great side. And of course, that Mexican street corn either whole or in salad-form, is a perfect option!

Should taco salad be warm or cold

How to Store Taco Salad

Taco salad should be covered well and put in the fridge when everyone is done eating.

How Long Does Taco Salad Last?

If you have taco salad leftover, it can keep for up to 5 days in the fridge if your ingredients are separated. If it has any tortilla strips on it, it will be less time as those will get soggy.


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Classic Taco Salad Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 445
This fast and easy Taco Salad recipe is a delicious dish that you can use in a snap! Whether its a family dinner or a potluck, this taco salad is a crowd pleaser. I love how healthy you can make it and its quickly become one of my favorite lunch meals.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp spicy taco seasoning
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup green onions (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup red onion (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes (halved)
  • 1/2 cup green pepper (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1 avocado (sliced)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • tortilla chip strips (for garnish)

Instructions 

  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat the avocado oil on high heat. Add in the ground turkey and break up with your spatula and lightly brown. Add in the taco seasoning and cook until the ground turkey has been cooked through.
  • In a large bowl, assemble the remaining salad ingredients together. Toss until thoroughly combined. Garnish with additional toppings such as cilantro and jalapeno slices.
Calories: 445kcal
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican

Nutrition

Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 481mg | Potassium: 1053mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3531IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 279mg | Iron: 3mg

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Wish you could make tuna salad just like your favorite deli? Now you can! My kids love to help whip this up when we make tuna salad sandwiches on the weekend. We’ll take them out in the yard and enjoy the sunshine. There’s no greater pleasure than this simple tuna salad recipe that you can spread on your favorite breads and rolls for a perfect lunch together as a family!

Best tuna salad recipe

Best Tuna Salad Recipe

Tuna salad is a deeply personal preference. I’m sharing my favorite method for making the best tuna salad recipe there is. Fresh ingredients are the key for a wholesome tuna salad, but if there is anything you dislike included, feel free to omit it.

Easy Tuna Salad Recipe

With less than 10 ingredients and less than 10 minutes required to make it, this easy tuna salad makes for a fantastic lunch or brunch option any time you like. Make it ahead to have ready for your next tuna fish sandwich!

What are the ingredients for a tuna salad

What are the ingredients for a tuna salad?

  • Canned tuna – Choose the one in water, not oil.
  • Mayonnaise – A staple of creamy tuna salad.
  • Celery – Chop it up nice and fine. It adds a refreshing crunchy texture to your tuna fish recipe.
  • Red onion – Mince it to distribute that pungent taste throughout the salad a bit better.
  • Sweet pickle relish – Don’t knock it ‘til you try it. My husband was anti-relish in tuna salad until I made this recipe for him.
  • Lemon juice – The secret for the best tuna salad.
  • Garlic – Another one to mince for even spreading.
  • Salt and pepper – To taste.

Easy tuna salad recipe

How do you Make Tuna Salad from Scratch?

It really doesn’t get any easier than this. You’ll combine all the ingredients together, season with your salt and pepper, and then serve it on your favorite rolls for the perfect tuna salad sandwich recipe!

Don’t wait for opporTunaty. Make it!
Megan

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Tuna Salad Every Time

  • Start with the right canned tuna. Tuna that is packed in water makes for better tuna fish salad recipe every time.
  • Chop the celery well. Celery is great for added texture, crunch, and savory flavor. But if they chunks are too big, it messes up the whole thing. Use a fine chop and you won’t have cumbersome pieces in your way.
  • Choose a good bread. I personally recommend croissants in my tuna fish sandwich recipe but use what you like. This is the best tuna salad so if you want to make it extra special, choose a unique sandwich bread and it will make you feel like you’re on vacation.

How do you make tuna salad from scratch

How do you make tuna taste good?

It’s all about the right kind of tuna and the correct combination of ingredients (listed below). You’ll discover tuna that tastes as good when you make your own tuna sandwich recipe as it does when you order it from your favorite sandwich place.

How do you make a tuna sandwich?

Simply combine your can of tuna with mayo, red onions, celery, garlic, lemon juice, sweet pickle relish, and salt and pepper. Then put it on croissants or quality bread layered with lettuce and sliced tomato.

What can I mix with canned tuna

What can I mix with canned tuna?

You can mix whatever you like with canned tuna, but I recommend mayo, finely-chopped celery, red onions, garlic, sweet pickle relish, and lemon juice.

What can I add to tuna?

Add whatever is in line with your tastes. This recipe uses mayo, red onion, celery, garlic, and sweet pickle relish. Lemon juice plus salt and pepper brings out the flavor. If you are opposed to relish, you can omit it.

What to add to tuna to make it taste better?

If your tuna salad tastes off, add lemon juice. Lemon always brings out the best in fish and seafood, and tuna salad is no exception to this rule!

What is the healthiest way to eat tuna?

You can use this tuna salad to top onto a bed of lettuce or use it in lettuce leaves as a wrap. Additionally, you can look for breads or wraps that fit your dietary requirements, making this a healthy sandwich filling.

What can I use in tuna instead of mayo?

Some people use avocado which isn’t bad but it gives it a different taste. If you want to keep things tasting similar to the original, use plain Greek yogurt instead of mayo.

What can I add to tuna

What goes with Tuna Salad?

I like pairing tuna salad with a crispy garden salad that’s light on the dressing, something with a lemon vinaigrette. Fries or chips work great too as do the typical picnic sides like potato salad, macaroni salad, and coleslaw. Even a soup like chicken noodle makes a great side to this dish.

What goes well on a tuna sandwich?

The most common ingredients in a tuna sandwich are mayonnaise, red onion, sweet pickle relish, lettuce, tomato. You can also add cheese and heat the sandwich for a delicious tuna melt.

How to Store Tuna Salad

Tuna salad needs to be kept in an airtight container in your fridge. Do not let it sit out!

How Long Does Tuna Salad Last?

In your fridge, you’ll be able to use that tuna salad for 3 to 5 days. By day 3 for us, it’s usually all gone!

Can You Freeze Tuna Salad?

You can freeze it but I don’t think that’s the best idea. The mayo doesn’t bind and when it thaws, it can ruin the consistency. But if you don’t want to waste it, you can tuck tuna salad in your freezer for about 2 months tops.

How to Thaw Tuna Salad?

If you froze your tuna salad, all you need to do is put it in the fridge to thaw overnight.


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Classic Tuna Salad Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 370
My husband LOVES tuna salad and after several versions this classic tuna salad recipe is the clear winner! Perfect for sandwiches, salads, tuna melts, or as a baguette or cracker topping.

Ingredients

  • 20 oz canned tuna in water (drained)
  • 1 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2-3 stalks celery (finely chopped)
  • 3 tbsp red onion (minced)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • salt (to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)

Instructions 

  • Combine all tuna salad ingredients in a medium bowl. Season to taste with the salt and pepper. Serve on toasted croissants lined with with lettuce and sliced tomato.
Calories: 370kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 1149mg | Potassium: 435mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 282IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg

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Want a healthy and fresh side that goes with just about anything? This cucumber salad recipe is perfect for picnics, barbecues, or even to go with tonight’s dinner. With a simple vinegar-based dressing, it’s a favorite in my house and one of my most requested items to bring to a potluck!

Best cucumber salad recipe

Best Cucumber Salad Recipe

Fresh ingredients without a hint of mayonnaise…that’s what you’ll find with this cucumber salad! Not that I have a problem with mayonnaise but in those hotter months or when you’re eating outside, you don’t have to worry about it spoiling. Even picky eaters love it!

cucumber salad ingredients

Cucumber Salad Ingredients

  • English cucumbers – You’ll thinly slice these for that paper-thin texture.
  • Red onion – Adds a sharp contrast to the mellow and refreshing taste of your cucumbers. Mandatory for any cucumber onion salad.
  • Salt – You’ll use this on your cucumber slices to draw out excess water to prevent from having a watery salad.
  • Vinegar Sugar mixture – Made with distilled vinegar, water, and granulated sugar, you heat this up and then pour it on your cucumbers for the perfect balance to your cucumber vinegar salad.
  • Fresh dill – Mince up fresh dill to add a wonderful flavor.

Easy cucumber salad recipe

I’m just a girl, standing in front of a salad, asking it to be a donut.
Anonymous

Easy Cucumber Salad Recipe

This easy cucumber salad recipe takes little time to make. However, do plan on allowing enough time for it to chill before you serve it!

How do you make cucumber salad from scratch

How do you Make Cucumber Salad from Scratch

You’ll slice your cucumbers thin, then season them well with salt. Let the cucumbers sweat out excess water for an hour and then drain it. Toss in the red onions. Then heat white vinegar and water on the stove and dissolve sugar into it. Pour this over the cucumbers, stir in the dill, cover, and chill for an hour.

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Cucumber Vinegar Salad

  • Don’t skip the salting step. It makes such a difference in how this comes out. Please allow for that hour as your cucumbers seep out excess water.
  • Heat the sugar mixture. You want the sugar to dissolve and become even in this vinegar and water mixture. Trust me, it makes for the best and simplest dressing for your cucumber onion salad.
  • Use fresh dill. You could use the dried stuff from your spice rack but I beg you, use the fresh stuff for the best flavors!

What goes well with cucumber salad

Should you peel cucumbers for salad?

That is entirely up to you! You can simply slice your cucumbers up, or you can peel them first if you’d prefer.

How do you keep cucumber salad from getting watery?

You must salt them and let them sit for an hour. This way, the salt draws out the excess water and will keep from ruining your cucumber vinegar salad.

How to store cucumber salad

What can you do with fresh cucumbers?

So what can you do with fresh cucumbers? Make cucumber salad to serve to your family, friends, or bring as a healthy treat to the office. It’s so easy to make with simple ingredients that yield big flavor!

What to make out of cucumbers?

You can make pickles with cucumbers, though one of the best things to do is make cucumber salad. It’s a refreshing alternative to other salads, especially in the summer!

What can I do with lots of cucumbers?

If you’re wondering what can I do with lots of cucumbers, make a cucumber salad! This is a great idea when you’ve got a picnic, barbecue, or potluck to attend. Even for a large family dinner, this is one everyone will love.

How do you keep cucumber salad from getting watery

How long can you keep cucumbers in vinegar?

Three days is the maximum for leaving cucumbers in vinegar. After that, they become more limp and lack the crispness they once had.

What is cucumber and vinegar good for?

Cucumbers are great for keeping you hydrated. In vinegar, they have a nice tart taste. But in this recipe with the addition of sugar, it balances the vinegar flavor making for the perfect combination.

Should you peel cucumbers for salad

How long are cucumbers in vinegar good for?

Cucumbers in vinegar will last for about 3 days. After that, the vinegar solution renders the cucumber salad texture less crispy and desirable.

How long can you keep cucumber in vinegar

How do you make cucumbers taste better?

Cucumbers will taste better when you take the time to draw the water out of them before putting them in your salad. Cucumbers and vinegar are an excellent pairing. And if you follow this cucumber salad recipe, you’ll get nothing but compliments on your culinary prowess!

What spices go well with cucumber?

Dill is one of the best things to go with cucumber. It’s one of the most perfect matches there is. With a little salt to bring these things together, you’ve got the best flavors for this salad.

What is cucumber and vinegar good for

Can you freeze cucumbers for later use?

Yes, you can freeze cucumbers though you should prepare them in a brine first. Basically it’s like a freezer pickle. I don’t recommend freezing them plain though.

How do you make cucumbers taste better

What goes well with Cucumber Salad

Cucumber salad is a match for heavier meals or picnic and barbecue-style foods. Think burgers, hotdogs, ribs, steaks or chicken on the grill. Even with a pulled pork in your slow cooker. It’s refreshing and light making it ideal to serve with heavier options.

Homemade simple cucumber salad recipe

How to Store Cucumber Salad

Cucumber salad needs to go in your fridge. It should be served cold.

How Long Does Cucumber Salad Last?

You can keep cucumber salad in your fridge for about 3 days. Anything after that and they will lose their texture.


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Summer Cucumber Salad Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 142
This super easy Cucumber Salad Recipe is the perfect salad meal or side dish for any summer day. Thinly sliced cucumbers and onion in a sweet & tangy vinaigrette dressing is refreshing and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 2 English cucumbers (sliced thinly)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 red onion (sliced thinly)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup vinegar (distilled)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp fresh dill (minced)

Instructions 

  • In a large bowl, liberally season the cucumber slices with the salt. Allow to sweat for 1 hour, then drain the liquids and toss with the red onions.
  • In a small saucepan, pour in white vinegar and water on high heat and stir in sugar until fully dissolved. Pour the sugar mixture over the cucumbers and stir in the dill. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve cold.
Calories: 142kcal
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg

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Delicious, wholesome, and simple, egg salad sandwich recipe is a favorite in our home. And it’s just so simple to make. Use the perfect hard boiled egg recipe I posted recently and you’ll be on your way to making this spectacularly simple egg salad recipe in no time!

Best egg salad recipe

Best Egg Salad Recipe

Have you ever bought egg salad ready-made? Yeah, it’s just not that good. Fortunately, the best egg salad recipe takes just minutes to make once you hard boil the eggs. With simple ingredients you’ve got in your kitchen, you’ll get the most flavorful egg salad of all.

Easy Egg Salad Recipe

Why order egg salad at the deli or pick up a container? You can make it yourself fresher, better, and healthier in only a few minutes with a few ingredients. It doesn’t get more wonderful than that! I have to give him credit because he helped me create it, but my husband calls this the best egg salad sandwich recipe ever!

Ingredients for making egg salad

Egg Salad Ingredients

  • Hard boiled eggs – follow the recipe I posted about how to get them boiled to perfection!
  • Mayonnaise – this gives your egg salad a creamy texture.
  • Scallions – egg salad needs a bit of pungent contrast to really pop.
  • Smoked paprika – just like with deviled eggs, this seasoning adds a delightful flavor. If you do note like paprika you can sprinkle fresh dill instead.
  • Salt and pepper – adjust it to your liking to get the perfect taste.
  • Mustard – adds a tangy flavor pop. This egg sandwich recipe calls for yellow mustard but dijon mustard works well too.

How do you cut eggs for egg salad?

One of the best tools to have in the kitchen is an egg slicer. If you put your hardboiled eggs in there, it will be a breeze chopping your eggs. Cut it once and then turn the egg so it chops it both ways.

Easy egg salad recipe

How do you Make Egg Salad from Scratch?

To make this classic egg salad recipe from scratch, you will need to hard boil eggs and then allow them time to cool. Check out our PERFECT hard boiled egg recipe here using a cold water trick. From there, it’s super-quick. Chop them up along with the scallions and add the mayo and seasonings. Mix it up and then dish it out!

Have an egg-cellent day!
Megan

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Egg Salad Every Time

  • Cook the eggs right. Yes, there’s a trick to perfect hard boiled eggs. My other post details exactly how to get them perfect every single time you make them.
  • You may even want to go for a shorter boil time. At about 9 minutes, the centers are done but slightly creamy so you get a creamier egg salad from them without having to use too much mayo (and hence, less calories).
  • Dislike mayo? Swap in an avocado for creaminess but it will change the color and flavor a bit.

What does egg salad go good with

What can I use in place of mayo in egg salad?

If you dislike mayonnaise, you can try plain Greek yogurt instead. It’s also a great way to reduce calories and fat. Avocados can be used but they will change the flavor and color a bit.

Why does my egg salad get watery?

Salt naturally draws water out of foods. Egg salad will get more watery the longer it’s around, which is why it’s best to make it in small batches and eat it quickly to enjoy it at its prime.

How do you thicken egg salad?

Simply adding more hard boiled eggs to your egg salad can help. If you don’t have any more on hand, you can pop it back in the fridge. The colder temperature should firm up the mayo.

How do you make egg salad from scratch

What to Serve with Egg Salad

Egg salad is great on top of a bed of lettuce, in between slices of your favorite bread, or in a wrap. We love having it with soup, or if we fill breads and wraps with it, a big garden salad on the side is always a nice match.

What does egg salad go with?

Egg salad is great with other picnic and barbecue foods like macaroni salad, potato salad, and burgers. It’s also a stellar option for a light lunch as a salad, sandwich, or wrap. Fresh fruit also goes well on the side of a serving of egg salad.

Is eating egg salad good for you?

That really depends. Eggs are high in cholesterol and with mayonnaise added in, it ups the calorie and fat intake. But this recipe calls for a little less mayo. And if you hard boil your eggs just a little shorter in duration, the yolks are creamier which means you’ll need even less mayo to get that signature texture.

How to make egg salad sandwich?

Once you make this egg salad recipe, you can choose your favorite bread and spread it on. It’s great with fresh and crispy leaves of lettuce and doesn’t need much more than that to taste amazing.

Homemade egg salad recipe

How to Store Egg Salad

Egg salad MUST be kept in the fridge. An airtight container will keep it fresh while it’s in there. As soon as you’re done making it, get it in the fridge or serve it to be eaten immediately.

How Long Does Egg Salad Last in the Fridge?

When stored the right way in your fridge, you can enjoy that egg salad for 3 to 4 days.

Can You Freeze Egg Salad?

Most things you can freeze. And sure, you can freeze egg salad but I really don’t recommend it. It will not have the same wonderful texture it did when it was fresh and could come out a bit watery after thawing.

How to Thaw Frozen Egg Salad?

Should you choose to go against the grain and freeze your egg salad, only thaw it in your fridge overnight. Don’t say you weren’t warned about the flavors and textures changing though!


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The Perfect Egg Salad Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 247
This easy Egg Salad recipe is made with just a few simple ingredients and comes our perfect every time! The best egg salad is refreshing and packed with flavor. It is great on its own or to make egg salad sandwiches!

Ingredients

  • 8 hard boiled eggs
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup scallions (green onion) (chopped (can substitute chives))
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard

Instructions 

  • Hard boil 8 eggs and allow to cool. Once cooled, peel, chop and place into a large mixing bowl. Add in the mayonnaise, mustard, green onion, and smoked paprika. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve on fresh rye bread.
Calories: 247kcal
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 379mg | Sodium: 694mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 670IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg

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Hang onto those last days of summer with easy chicken salad alfresco! My family loves having a little picnic in the yard or even taking our chicken salad sandwiches with grapes over to the park for a fun day.

Best chicken salad recipe

Best Chicken Salad Recipe

The best chicken salad recipe comes from taking simple and fresh ingredients and throwing them together. It has a tangy flavor from Dijon mustard and fresh dill that everyone will love.

Easy Chicken Salad Recipe

Do you know this chicken salad recipe has less than 10 ingredients? Excluding salt and pepper to taste, that makes just 7 ingredients. It’s so easy you’ll be ready to embark on your picnic in no time!

Chicken salad ingredients

Chicken Salad Ingredients

  • Rotisserie chicken – Now you will never let one of those succulent chickens go to waste. Serve the chicken for dinner the night before and save the rest of the meat for your rotisserie chicken salad recipe! Canned chicken can be used but my family prefers rotisserie or grilled chicken to make chicken salad.
  • Celery – Adds a nice contrast of texture and savory flavor.
  • Mayonnaise – Makes it creamy for the perfect chicken salad dressing.
  • Dijon mustard – Adds a zing to the taste.
  • Fresh dill – It has such an appealing aroma and flavor that gives this chicken salad a country-club-style on a familiar classic.

Chicken salad preparation

How to Make Chicken Salad from Scratch

This classic chicken salad recipe makes it easy to make a refreshing and nutritious lunch from scratch. Simply chop up your flavorful rotisserie chicken, add the rest of the ingredients in a bowl, and mix. There really is nothing to it except using fresh ingredients!

How do you make chicken salad sandwiches from scratch?

It’s so easy to make chicken salad sandwiches from scratch in your kitchen! Rotisserie chicken makes it even better plus the addition of green onions for a contrast and crunchy celery. Dijon mustard and mayo add a creamy texture and lemon juice adds the acidity to unite it all together. Mix these ingredients and serve them on your favorite bread!

Easy chicken salad recipe

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Chicken Salad

  • Use any chicken – If you don’t have rotisserie chicken, you can utilize leftover chicken from the grill or cooked chicken breasts. It shouldn’t be breaded or saucy though as that will interfere with the flavor.
  • You can use another type of onion – This Southern chicken salad recipe calls for green onions but don’t worry if you don’t have them. Red onions would also do nicely, though white ones might overpower the flavor.
  • Make sure everything is bite-size – You don’t want your chicken, celery, or onions to be more than a mouthful!
  • For the health conscious – you can substitute the regular mayonnaise with light mayonnaise or plain Greek yogurt.

Why is my chicken salad dry?

If your chicken is dry, your chicken salad will have a dry texture. Adding more mayonnaise isn’t the solution, but rather, adding an element like lemon juice instantly elevates the texture and taste.

How do you keep chicken salad from getting watery?

It’s best to eat your chicken salad as quickly as possible to prevent it from going watery. Adding in fresh veggies like celery and onions can make it runny. If you make it ahead and find it’s a bit watery, add just a little more mayo to balance it out.

Easy chicken salad recipe

What Goes with Chicken Salad? (Side Dishes)

Round out your perfect picnic and serve your chicken salad with grapes, potato chips, macaroni salad, potato salad, dill pickles, or even take along a thermos of tomato bisque, creamy potato and bacon, or broccoli and cheese soup.

A salad is not a meal. It is a style.
Fran Lebowitz

How can I make canned chicken taste good?

While this is not a canned chicken salad recipe, you can use canned chicken if that’s what you have. You can make it taste good by adding lemon juice, crunchy celery, and green onions. Also, the mixture of Dijon mustard and mayonnaise can mask the taste of canned chicken.

What can I add to store bought chicken salad?

Turn store bought chicken salad into a chicken salad recipe with grapes to give it more moisture if it’s dry. Toss in fresh tarragon, dill, or other herbs too to elevate the flavor.

How to make chicken salad

How to Store Chicken Salad

Chicken salad can remain in your fridge for up to a week in an airtight container. That makes it perfect for everyone to make their own sandwiches as they see fit. It doesn’t freeze well though so keep it only in your fridge and don’t make more than you can eat in a week!

Other Ways to Serve Chicken Salad

I love filling fresh breads with chicken salad to make sandwiches. Served with lettuce, onion, and tomato on toasted bread is perfect, but you can take out the bread and wrap it in lettuce, or serve a scoop on top of a bed of lettuce too for the perfect chicken salad sandwich recipe. My kids love to make chicken salad with grapes to add a refreshing sweetness.

Another great way to serve chicken salad is to scoop out a tomato or halve an avocado and fill them up. Celery and cucumbers are other ways to replace the bread and enjoy the deliciousness of chicken salad.

Chicken salad on a sandwich

Is eating chicken salad healthy for you?

This simple chicken salad recipe uses fresh ingredients, making it a nutritious and delicious option. If you want to cut more calories, you can substitute light mayonnaise for a more healthy chicken salad recipe.

Is it OK to freeze chicken salad?

You can freeze chicken salad. However, chicken salad doesn’t bode well in the freezer. We recommend consuming your supply within 3-4 days.

How long does homemade chicken salad last?

Chicken salad will last about a week in an airtight container in your fridge. It’s convenient for grab-and-go lunches for everyone in the family.


Watch How To Make Chicken Salad (Video)

Easy Chicken Salad Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 249
An easy take on a traditional chicken salad recipe that is a summer favorite. Whether its a picnic or a pool day with your family, this is sure to hit the spot. For a full meal, simply add to a sandwich or wrap with lettuce, tomato, and avocado.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken (rotisserie, shredded)
  • 1/2 cup green onion (chopped)
  • 2 celery stalks (chopped)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp fresh dill
  • 1/2 lemon juice (fresh squeezed)

Instructions 

  • In a large bowl, mix together the shredded rotisserie chicken, green onion, chopped celery, dijon mustard, mayonnaise, and fresh dill. Add in the salt and pepper to taste and mix untill well combined.
  • Finish with the juice of 1/2 a lemon and top with chopped green onion.
  • Serve as is or add to a toasted sandwich with sliced tomato, lettuce and avocado! YUM!!!
Calories: 249kcal
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 259IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

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