Main Dish | April 1, 2021

The BEST Egg Salad Recipe

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

  1. hard boiled eggs
  2. mayo
  3. mustard (reg or dijon is delicious) 
  4. celery
  5. dill
  6. *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.

bread sliced next to onion and garlic powder

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!!
  • avocado
  • add bacon crumbled (instead of a layer on the sandwich)
  • carrots
  • olives

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.

  1.  BREAD. Choose your favorite. You can also choose to toast it.
  2. Add a nice thick layer of EGG SALAD
  3. crispy BACON
  4. fresh crunchy LETTUCE
  5. second slice of BREAD

IDEAS FOR ADDITIONAL TOPPINGS

  • ham instead of bacon
  • arugula or dark greens
  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers

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5 from 1 vote
egg salad sandwich with lettuce and bacon
The Best Egg Salad Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

An easy and delicious egg salad, perfect for sandwiches.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: egg sandwich, salad with eggs
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 218 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 2 tsp mustard can use dijion
  • 1 large celery stalk diced
  • 1 tbs fresh dill diced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt
Instructions
  1. Peel and dice eggs. Gently stir all ingredients together until well incorporated. 

  2. Serve over bread or with crackers

Nutrition Facts
The Best Egg Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 285mg95%
Sodium 771mg34%
Potassium 120mg3%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 435IU9%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 5 stars
    i’ve started using real salt since your reommendations and it really is the best! also, so is this egg salad sandwich,