Instant Pot Egg Salad (no boiled eggs to peel!)

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Instant Pot Egg Salad is one of the greatest kitchen hacks I think I’ve encountered — delicious and flavorful egg salad with chives, mayo, mustard, and celery salt, and it DOESN’T require you to peel eggs!

Instant Pot Egg Salad is one of the greatest kitchen hacks I think I've encountered -- delicious and flavorful egg salad with chives, mayo, mustard, and celery salt, and it DOESN'T require you to peel eggs!

Instant Pot Egg Salad (no boiled eggs to peel!)

Okay, I know I’ve professed my love of the Instant Pot to you guys before. I just love it. I really, really do. And every time I come across a new IP recipe or throw together one on my own, I become even more impressed and in awe of this legitimate miracle machine. Instant Pot Egg Salad is no different.

And in fact, it about made my jaw hit the floor as I marveled at the realization that I no longer have to peel boiled eggs to make egg salad! HOORAY! For an egg salad lover like myself, the bane of my existence previously was having to stink up my kitchen hard-boiling eggs in a pot of water and then standing over a bowl trying to expertly remove pesky shells from the white ovals.

Often, it would take far too long just to peel a mere six eggs, and by the end, my excitement for egg salad would be replaced with pure frustration that THIS is what you have to go through to get this simple but tasty concoction. Slightly dramatic? Perhaps. Totally the truth, nonetheless? Of course. But no more mess or irritation has to be caused by peeling eggs, and that’s all the reason I need to do a little egg salad happy dance today, folks.

Instant Pot Egg Salad is one of the greatest kitchen hacks I think I've encountered -- delicious and flavorful egg salad with chives, mayo, mustard, and celery salt, and it DOESN'T require you to peel eggs!

How long does egg salad last in the refrigerator?

Egg salad can last for up to 4 or 5 days refrigerated in an airtight container. If you’ve left it out (say, at a picnic or barbecue) for more than two hours, however, you might want to toss it, as bacteria can quickly grow on dairy left at room temp.

What is egg salad made of?

There are a ton of variations in egg salad recipes, but this one is pretty standard! It has eggs (of course!), mayo, chives, yellow mustard, celery salt, and ground pepper. You could also incorporate chopped celery, red onion, pickled jalapenos, or roasted red pepper to shake things up a bit.

What is a serving size of egg salad?

This depends on how hungry you are and what you’re serving the egg salad with! I would say anywhere between a half-cup to a cup spooned onto a halved croissant is just about perfect.

Instant Pot Egg Salad is one of the greatest kitchen hacks I think I've encountered -- delicious and flavorful egg salad with chives, mayo, mustard, and celery salt, and it DOESN'T require you to peel eggs!

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Instant Pot Egg Salad is one of the greatest kitchen hacks I think I've encountered -- delicious and flavorful egg salad with chives, mayo, mustard, and celery salt, and it DOESN'T require you to peel eggs!

Instant Pot Egg Salad (no boiled eggs to peel!)


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 3 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x

Description

Instant Pot Egg Salad is one of the greatest kitchen hacks I think I’ve encountered — delicious and flavorful egg salad with chives, mayo, mustard, and celery salt, and it DOESN’T require you to peel eggs!


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Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups water
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper (or to taste)

Instructions

  1. Add the water to the bowl of your Instant Pot.
  2. Spray a springform pan with cooking spray, and place on a trivet inside the bowl of your Instant Pot.
  3. Crack 6 eggs into the pan. It is okay with they don’t stay whole.
  4. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, and move the valve to sealing.
  5. Pressure cook on high for 5 minutes, with a 2-minute natural pressure release.  
  6. After 2 minutes, do a quick release.
  7. Carefully remove the pan from the Instant Pot, and let the eggs cool.
  8. Once cooled, coarsely chop the eggs.
  9. In a medium bowl, mix together eggs, mayo, chives, mustard, celery salt, and pepper.
  10. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  11. Serve on croissants.

Notes

  • How great is this hack?! NO BOILED EGGS TO PEEL. Sign me up!
  • Category: lunch
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Instant Pot, pressure cooker, boiled eggs, egg salad, lunch

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2 Responses
  1. deb c }i{

    You mean I don’t have to fight the peel off of farm fresh eggs anymore? You have saved the day! There is nothing more frustrating than picking micro sized pieces of shells off, one tiny piece at a time along with part of the egg white attached! Thanks!!!!!

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As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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