Tarragon Egg Salad

Chilled egg salad with fresh tarragon, fennel, red bell pepper, and green onions.

Tarragon Egg Salad
Elise Bauer

You know the cool thing about tarragon?

You only have to plant it once. (Assuming you don't pull it up thinking it's a weed when it surprises you by coming up the second year. Yes, that would be me.)

I planted a young tarragon plant in a corner of our garden several years ago, and although it dies back every winter, each spring it reemerges even more robust than the year before.

Tarragon is a lovely herb to pair with chicken or fish, and is terrific in omelettes. It also tastes great with hard boiled eggs, either deviled or in an egg salad such as this one.

My nephew Austin took one bite of this the other day and wide-eyed exclaimed "Wow, what is in this?!" as he gobbled it up.

The tarragon, along with similarly flavored fennel, adds an unexpected punch to an otherwise rather basic egg salad.

Tarragon Egg Salad

Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 4 to 6 servings

* To hard boil eggs, put eggs in a large pot, cover with 2 inches of water. Bring to a boil. Turn off the heat. Cover and let sit for 10-12 minutes. Drain, run under cold water to stop the cooking and to cool down the eggs.


  • 10 to 12 hard-boiled eggs*, peeled and chopped

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 cup fennel, chopped (about 1/2 of 1 large bulb)

  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped, including the greens

  • 1/4 cup packed fresh tarragon leaves, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar

  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Gently combine all of the ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste.

    Serve alone, over lettuce, on toast, or on bread for a sandwich.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
223 Calories
18g Fat
3g Carbs
11g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 223
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 316mg 105%
Sodium 280mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 24mg 122%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 193mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.