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Egg Salad with Smoked Salmon, Capers & Dill


Serves four as a main course.

  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 86

Serve this salad on a bed of lettuce or on toasted sandwich bread as a main course, or spoon it onto toasted pita triangles for an hors d'oeuvre.

  • 6 large eggs
  • 6 oz. cold-smoked salmon, cut into small dice (1 scant cup)
  • 6 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 small red onion, cut into small dice (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1/3 cup capers, drained
  • 2 Tbs. minced fresh dill
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Put the eggs in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover. Cover the pan and bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat. As soon as the water boils, remove the pan from the heat and let stand, covered, until the eggs are hard-cooked, 10 minutes. Put the eggs in ice water to cool.

Peel the eggs, chop finely, and put them in a medium bowl. Add the salmon, oil, onion, capers, dill, and lemon juice and zest. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss gently but well and serve.

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : based on four servings, Calories (kcal): 340, Fat (kcal): 30, Fat Calories (g): 260, Saturated Fat (g): 6, Protein (g): 18, Monounsaturated Fat (g): 19, Carbohydrates (mg): 3, Polyunsaturated Fat (mg): 3.5, Sodium (g): 1580, Cholesterol (g): 325, Fiber (g): 1,

Photo: Scott Phillips

Love it and make it all the time.

Very good. I used 8 oz salmon instead of 6 oz, and decreased the amount of dill just a tiny bit. We ate it as a light dinner in toasted bread. It was a hit!

Big hit as an appetizer at our Easter dinner. Very easy to make and with no mayo, much less fat that most "egg salads"

Healthy and scrumptious! This was going to be an hor d'ordourve for a party but my husband and I loved it SOOOOO much that we ended up eating it all before the party! You and your guests won't be disappointed, however it might need a little more color .... add ex-small diced red bell pepper to center of toast topped with this.

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