Looking for The BEST egg salad recipe? I'm telling you this one is amazing! It's simple and fast to make but tastes so fresh and creamy you'll be craving it all week long.
Why this recipe works-
Are you Post-Easter and in a hard boiled egg frenzy? Or just love a good egg salad? This salad is delicious all year long for many reasons!
- It's easy and fast to make
- Loads of protein and lots of flavor.
- It's great for meals on the go or at home.
Ingredients for egg salad sandwich
- hard boiled eggs
- mustard (reg or dijon is delicious)
- *garlic and onion salt.
Egg salad is a combination of a few simple ingredients + herbs and spices that really make the flavor pop.
Should I add raw onion to egg salad?
Some people like to add raw onion to their egg salad. The flavor balance in egg salad sandwiches are can be pretty delicate to add straight raw onion. It will overpower all the other flavors of this delicious salad. So I choose a lighter onion flavor like chives or Onion Salt. Garlic salt is the same! It has a light flavorful garlic salt with not overpowering the salad.
How to make egg salad-
Start by making your hard boiled eggs.
What is the best way to cook hard boiled eggs?
I've had the most success and found cooking eggs in the pressure cooker to be the best fool-proof method. It's fast and simple too. Cook your eggs in 1 cup of water for 5 minutes. Natural release 5 minutes and add to an ice bath for 5 minutes. The shells will peel off so easy!
Peel your eggs and rinse. Set a side in a large bowl.
How to cut your eggs
There are a few different ways to chop your eggs up. A knife of course will work great. You can also use something like a pastry cutter to quickly cut up the eggs.
Quick hack for chopping your ingredients.
But the best hack to cutting all your ingredients is this onion chopper! You can find inexpensive options on amazon.
It comes with a large grate and a smaller one. The smaller is shown, but if you prefer larger eggs then use a bigger grate.
Egg salad special sauce.
In a bowl add mayo, mustard and start combining your sauces.
What are healthy substitutes for mayo?
- Mayo made from avocado oil
- greek yogurt
Once all the spices are together stir so it incorporated well.
Combine together for the best egg salad recipe
What do I do if I don't like celery?
IF you are not a fan of celery or dill feel free to leave them out! You dont even need to substitute them with anything.
Other ideas of add-in's?
- Pickles are delish!!
- add bacon crumbled (instead of a layer on the sandwich)
How do I make the best egg salad sandwich?
Now, you can really just throw the salad on some bread, or toasted bread, and call it a day. HOWEVER, adding a few additional layers toy our sandwich will take it over the top.
- BREAD. Choose your favorite. You can also choose to toast it.
- Add a nice thick layer of EGG SALAD
- crispy BACON
- fresh crunchy LETTUCE
- second slice of BREAD
Ideas for additional toppings
- ham instead of bacon
- arugula or dark greens
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The Best Egg Salad Recipe
- Peel and dice eggs. Gently stir all ingredients together until well incorporated.
- Serve over bread or with crackers
- place eggs and 1 cup water in pressure cooker
- cook for 5 minutes
- let natural release for 5 minutes then quick release
- place in ice bath for 5 minutes and watch the shells slide right off when you peel them.