Cook's Hideout: Egg salad with Caramelized Onions

June 27, 2011

Egg salad with Caramelized Onions

Cole slaws, potato salads & egg salads are not highly preferred dishes for picnics since these are mayonnaise based and at higher temperatures mayo tends to go bad. But I could not stop myself from making this dish, since I love egg salad and caramelized onions and I was sure the combination of both would be delicious. I wasn't wrong; the end result was creamy, yummy and irresistible. You could serve it as is or with bread, wrapped or sandwiched. I enjoyed it with bread as a late afternoon snack with whole-wheat bread.

Egg Salad1

Recipe adapted from Vegetarian Times magazine.

Eggs – 4, boiled, cooled and peeled
Onions – 2 medium, thinly sliced
Garlic – 1 clove, finely minced
Dried thyme – ½tsp
Mayonnaise – 2-3tbsp
Dijon mustard – 1tsp
Hot sauce – ½tsp (or more if you are adventurous)
Salt & Pepper – to taste

  • Heat 1tbsp oil in a medium sauté pan; add chopped onions and cook on low flame, stirring occasionally until onions are nicely browned (not burned) and caramelized, takes about 15-20 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic and thyme; cook for couple of minutes. Season the onions with salt and pepper. If the onions start to stick to the pan, add a couple of tablespoons of water and scrape up the brown bits. Once completely cooked, set the onions aside until cooled.
  • Cube the boiled eggs.
  • Add cooled caramelized onions, mayo, mustard, hot sauce, salt and pepper to the eggs and mix gently to incorporate.
That’s it the dish is ready to serve or take-along. Make sure that egg salad is kept as cool as possible or eat it as soon as you can (just like I did, right after making it ;-))

Egg Salad

Let’s check out what my fellow marathoners have been cooking up for Day 5 of BM#6.



  1. this looks real good ..may b i can use paneer or tofu place of egg....

  2. Yummy Egg Salad! I love the presentation too.. I was eyeing that plate in Pier1 last week in Orange and I am going to go buy it cause its makes a great picture! :)

  3. Going to steal that presentation, if you don't mind. :)

  4. First time here...the egg salad sounds very interesting...looks very tempting as well...

  5. Love that bowl, delicious and my kind of salad.

  6. Wow! That looks delish! I'll be trying it with my new HimalaSalt pink salt from Sustainable Sourcing (here's their website: ). Caramelized onions--oh, yeah! Why didn't I think of that? Thanks!!!

  7. Caramelized onions are miraculous. In everything! I've never thought to try them with egg salad though. Great idea. Bookmarking this to try soon.

  8. i made this today..halved the recipe for one person...big mistake cos i have to do it again tomorrow...IT WAS THAT GOOD!!! the onions take this egg salad to another level!!! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Lovely presentation...nice to hear good reviews already..:)

  10. Lovely salad. I will also like to give it a try with panner, tofu or mushroom.


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