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.
Post-Easter hard boiled egg frenzy is not the only time I like to make egg salad. I often will just make egg salad and eat it without the bread, maybe with a few crackers or by itself. It’s a healthy lean filling salad. Here is how you do it!
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 OR USE ONION SALT TO MAKE THE BEST EGG SALAD RECIPE
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 Redmonds RealSalt’s Onion Salt. Garlic salt is the same! It has a light flavorful garlic salt with not overpowering the salad.
HOW YOU MAKE EGG SALAD
Start by making your hard boiled eggs.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO MAKE 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. Kadee has a post here with all the details, but basically you 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.
HACK TO CUTTING 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.
MIX THE BEST EGG SALAD RECIPE SAUCE
In a bowl add mayo, mustard and start combining your sauces.
OTHER OPTIONS OR HEALTHIER OPTIONS THAN TRADITIONAL 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 FOR ADD-INS
- Pickles are delish!!
- add bacon crumbled (instead of a layer on the sandwich)
HOW TO BUILD 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