The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg and Egg Salad

Place the eggs*, organic please, in a pot with cold water. Make sure that there is enough water in the pot to cover the eggs. Bring to a gentle boil. Then, remove the pot from the heat and cover with a tight fitting lid. Prepare a bowl of ice water. Let the eggs sit for 8-12 minutes. 8 minutes leads to a more moist yolk that is a deeper orange color. 12 minutes, as shown in the pictures, leads to a pale yellow yolk. Both are perfect, it is just a matter of preference. After the time is up, place the eggs in the ice water for about 5 minutes. Done!

Perfect Egg Salad

The addition of pickles, when properly made, adds a probiotic boost to this salad that assists with numerous health issues. Please read the post on pickles for more information. If you use purchased pickles, try a brand like Bubbies that is found in the refrigerator aisle. If you want this to be a complete real food meal, check out this post for instructions on how to make your own mayonnaise.

  • 6 large organic eggs, cracked and peeled
  • 1-2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon mustard, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pickles or pickle relish
  • a squeeze of lemon juice
  • ΒΌ cup chopped scallions, or to taste
  • sea salt and pepper to taste


Mash all ingredients together with a fork or potato masher to desired consistency.

*This is not a recipe for your freshest eggs, as they are harder to peel after boiling.