Smoky Egg Salad with Toasted Pecans

Smoked paprika is the star in this seasonal egg salad.

by Lori Rice
Smoky Egg Salad with Toasted Pecans - Photo by Lori Rice (
Photo by Lori Rice

Serve this egg salad on crackers as an appetizer or as the filling in a croissant for a sandwich. For a spicy version, use smoked hot paprika instead of the smoked sweet paprika.

Yield: 18 to 20 appetizers


  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3 T. plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 T. mayonnaise
  • 3/4 tsp. smoked sweet paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup roasted pecans, chopped
  • 3 T. minced chives for garnish
  • 18 to 20 crackers for serving

In medium-sized bowl, combine eggs and celery.

In small bowl, whisk together yogurt, mayonnaise, paprika and salt. Pour dressing over eggs and stir gently to combine.

Place crackers on serving platter and top with about 1 tablespoon egg salad each. Top each cracker with about 1/2 teaspoon chopped pecans and garnish with chives. Serve immediately.

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