This easy egg salad recipe makes a tasty traditional egg salad you can throw together in 5 minutes. It’s perfect for egg salad sandwiches and to top salads. You can make a week’s worth and have an easy lunch all week! You’ll also find a fancier version if you want something a little different!
You can easily whip up this easy egg salad recipe in just a few minutes and then chill. It is a good traditional egg salad recipe perfect for egg salad sandwiches. I like to leave my egg salad a little bit chunky, but if you prefer it more smooth, you can keep mixing it until it reaches your desired consistency.
This egg salad recipe makes an easy sandwich when you serve it on bread or toast. You can add lettuce leaves, sliced onions, celery or olives for extra texture and flavor. If you’d like to make it fancier, you can serve on a bakery roll or croissant or in a pita.
The egg salad will not usually make the sandwich soggy, but if you are concerned about it, you can add a thin layer of butter on the inside of each piece of bread to make sure it doesn’t get soggy.
If you’re trying to cut the carbs or you can’t eat bread, you can serve this egg salad inside of lettuce as a lettuce wrap. Egg salad makes a nice salad topping, too.
You can make up a big batch of egg salad and keep it in the refrigerator so you will have something quick and easy to grab for lunches for the whole week. Egg salad sandwiches are perfect for easy sack lunches.
This egg salad recipe is a great recipe to make when you need to use a lot of eggs. If you bought too many eggs when they were on sale or have a lot of colored eggs left over after Easter, this recipe is the perfect way to use them.
This recipe is in volume 1 of our Dining On A Dime Cookbook .Print
Easy Egg Salad Recipe
- Yield: 4 sandwiches
6 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 tsp. mustard (optional)
1 small stalk celery, chopped (optional)
1 small onion, chopped, or 1 tsp. onion powder (optional)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper (optional)
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Chill. This recipe is best if chilled for 1-2 hours.
This egg salad recipe makes enough for 4 egg salad sandwiches.
This easy egg salad recipe is from volume 1 of our cookbook:
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Here is our video showing you how to make the basic 3 ingredient egg salad recipe:
Here are some other things you can add to this egg salad recipe for different flavor variations:
Egg salad is very versatile, so feel free to modify it to your liking! Here are some different egg salad add-ins and variations you might like!
- Sweet pickles/gherkins, chopped (You can also include sliced sweet pickles in your sandwiches.)
- Dill pickles, chopped (You can also serve pickle spears alongside the egg salad or on the sandwiches.)
- Celery, sliced or chopped
- Black or green olives, sliced
- Onions, chopped to use in the recipe or sliced to add in sandwiches
- Avocado, cubed and mixed into the egg salad or sliced and included on the sandwich
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley or dill, chopped
- Bacon, crumbled
- Radishes, chopped into small pieces
- Carrots, chopped into small pieces
- Any other salad-type ingredient that sounds good to you.
If regular egg salad sandwiches seem a little too plain for you, here is a recipe that I call a “glorified” egg salad recipe. There are probably as many egg salad recipes as there are people because you can put so many different things in them but I especially like the combination of ingredients in this one when I am looking for something a little fancier.Print
Glorified Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe
3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1/3 cup chicken or ham, chopped or crumbled bacon
1/4 cup American cheese, grated
2 Tbsp. pickles, grated or pickle relish
2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1/2 tsp. prepared mustard
- Mix all of the ingredients together.
This egg salad sandwich recipe makes about 3-4 egg salad sandwiches. You can serve the egg salad on lettuce instead of bread if you prefer.
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I use this receipe all the time! My family is not a fan of celery per say but I add a dash of celery salt and we love our bacon so I add a few bacon bits.
This is a great receipe, easy to fix and it’s nice to have on hand when you want a snack!
The easy recipes are the best
This was the best! I never thought about using onion powder. The whole family loved it! Thanks!
Since I’m the only one in the house who eats it, I make egg salad the easy/fast way for one person:
Ingredients to have ready up front: Egg. Cooking spray.Salt/pepper. Pre-made salad (bagged will do) and pre-chopped onions (I always–ALWAYS–have these ready to go in the fridge). Dressing. Mustard, mayo, relish. Bread. Prep items to have ready: Pyrex ramekin. Plate. Fork.
Coat the ramekin with cooking spray. Break an egg into it and whisk it with a fork. Add salt/pepper to taste. Nuke in microwave for 45-60 seconds (I have an old microwave–30+ y/o (yes, seriously), so I’m on the 60 second edge). While that’s cooking, put some pre-made salad on the plate, and add dressing and toppings (my faves are always close at hand in the pantry over the prep area). Once the egg is cooked, add some mayo & mustard while breaking up the egg with a fork. Add relish and some chopped onion. One last mix. Put on bread. Serve with the salad.
Lunch in less than five minutes. Of course, it does depend on the advanced prep work of a basic salad ready to go. As long as the salad’s pre-made, it doesn’t take all that long to chop a bit of onion.