What is a girl to do with leftover hard-boiled eggs? Make a fabulous egg salad, of course! ;)
I started with 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped coarsely. Then I added about a 1/2 cup of mayonnaise (made with olive oil). Add more or less mayo , depending on how creamy you prefer your egg salad. That is the great thing about a recipe like egg salad- it adapts easily to your preference. Just add a little more or less of something. Or if you really don't like an ingredient, leave it out or substitute something else.
I then dabbed in about 2 tbsp of whole grain mustard. I recommend whole grain versus regular mustard for two reasons: the texture it adds to the salad, and whole grain just simply has a much better flavor.
Finely chop about 2 tsp worth of fresh dill and toss that in! Chop about a quarter of an onion (red or white) and throw that in to.
Next I add about 2 tsp of capers. If capers is a foreign cooking ingredient for you, let me tell you a little bit about them. Capers are actually the flower buds of the caper bush which are commonly found in the Mediterranean region. Typically they are pickled or salted. I used pickled in my recipe. (A-hem, I found my jar of capers at Dellalo's Italian Store in Jeannette. ;) ) Capers add a salty, brininess to any dish. Because of this, please taste your egg salad before adding any salt to it- It might not need it!
Finally, add a few squeezes of fresh lemon juice. Add a little pepper.
Now mix all the ingredients together. Taste, and then add salt if you find that it needs it.