8 Ideas for Leftover Hardboiled Eggs (Thanks Easter Bunny)

If the Easter Bunny hipped and hopped over to your house and left you with a bunch of brightly colored eggs, then this is the list for you! Sharing a collection of delicious recipes and ideas for using up those leftover hardboiled eggs.

A Basket of Brightly Colored Hardboiled Eggs



If you celebrate Easter, then we hope you enjoyed the holiday and hopefully found a way to sneak in a few Mediterranean Diet Inspired Easter Meal Ideas.

Now that the holiday is winding down, you may find yourself with a whole bunch of brightly colored, leftover hardboiled eggs on your hands. My kids love coloring the Easter eggs but eating them…not so much.

Thankfully there are so many creative and delicious ways you can turn those leftover eggs into part of an easy dish.

Ways to Use Leftover Hardboiled Eggs

We meal prep hard-boiled eggs almost every week, so we are no stranger to having them in our fridge. Some of our favorite, simple ways to use them as a snack include –

Nicoise salad for leftover hardboiled eggs
This Nicoise Salad from The Mediterranean Diet Made Easy cookbook is a delicious way to use hard-boiled eggs
  • Adding to salads for extra protein
  • Layering on top of your morning Avocado Toast
  • Sprinkling with Everything But the Bagel Seasoning blend
hardboiled egg with pesto simple afternoon snack

Another favorite is topping with a bit of pesto for a flavorful snack. We love this Homemade Basil Pesto recipe. A store bought favorite is the vegan Kale, Cashew and Basil Pesto from Trader Joe’s.

Recipes featuring Hardboiled Eggs

If you are looking for more entree-style dishes to use up those eggs, then check out these recipes.

Curry Egg Salad – creamy thanks to greek yogurt and packed with spice and flavor, this egg salad uses a lot of hardboiled eggs. Perfect for lunch prep!

Spicy Chopped Salad – packed with ingredients, a slice hard-boiled egg makes a nice addition to this filling salad

Lemon & Ginger Potato Salad – this mayo free potato salad would be great with added hard-boiled eggs

Tuna Salad – a classic and great way to get the recommended two servings of fish a week

Are Eggs Healthy?

cracked egg in an empty egg carton

“Healthy” is such a relative term and since everyone’s needs and current health situations are different, it’s hard to answer that question. However, if you are concerned with the back and forth stance on eggs, check out this article –

Are Eggs Bad for You (again)?

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