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Delicious, wholesome, and simple, egg salad sandwich recipe is a favorite in our home. And it’s just so simple to make. Use the perfect hard boiled egg recipe I posted recently and you’ll be on your way to making this spectacularly simple egg salad recipe in no time!

Best Egg Salad Recipe

Have you ever bought egg salad ready-made? Yeah, it’s just not that good. Fortunately, the best egg salad recipe takes just minutes to make once you hard boil the eggs. With simple ingredients you’ve got in your kitchen, you’ll get the most flavorful egg salad of all.

Easy Egg Salad Recipe

Why order egg salad at the deli or pick up a container? You can make it yourself fresher, better, and healthier in only a few minutes with a few ingredients. It doesn’t get more wonderful than that! I have to give him credit because he helped me create it, but my husband calls this the best egg salad sandwich recipe ever!

Egg Salad Ingredients

  • Hard boiled eggs – follow the recipe I posted about how to get them boiled to perfection!
  • Mayonnaise – this gives your egg salad a creamy texture.
  • Scallions – egg salad needs a bit of pungent contrast to really pop.
  • Smoked paprika – just like with deviled eggs, this seasoning adds a delightful flavor. If you do note like paprika you can sprinkle fresh dill instead.
  • Salt and pepper – adjust it to your liking to get the perfect taste.
  • Mustard – adds a tangy flavor pop. This egg sandwich recipe calls for yellow mustard but dijon mustard works well too.

How do you cut eggs for egg salad?

One of the best tools to have in the kitchen is an egg slicer. If you put your hardboiled eggs in there, it will be a breeze chopping your eggs. Cut it once and then turn the egg so it chops it both ways.

How do you Make Egg Salad from Scratch?

To make this classic egg salad recipe from scratch, you will need to hard boil eggs and then allow them time to cool. Check out our PERFECT hard boiled egg recipe here using a cold water trick. From there, it’s super-quick. Chop them up along with the scallions and add the mayo and seasonings. Mix it up and then dish it out!

Have an egg-cellent day!

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Egg Salad Every Time

  • Cook the eggs right. Yes, there’s a trick to perfect hard boiled eggs. My other post details exactly how to get them perfect every single time you make them.
  • You may even want to go for a shorter boil time. At about 9 minutes, the centers are done but slightly creamy so you get a creamier egg salad from them without having to use too much mayo (and hence, less calories).
  • Dislike mayo? Swap in an avocado for creaminess but it will change the color and flavor a bit.

What can I use in place of mayo in egg salad?

If you dislike mayonnaise, you can try plain Greek yogurt instead. It’s also a great way to reduce calories and fat. Avocados can be used but they will change the flavor and color a bit.

Why does my egg salad get watery?

Salt naturally draws water out of foods. Egg salad will get more watery the longer it’s around, which is why it’s best to make it in small batches and eat it quickly to enjoy it at its prime.

How do you thicken egg salad?

Simply adding more hard boiled eggs to your egg salad can help. If you don’t have any more on hand, you can pop it back in the fridge. The colder temperature should firm up the mayo.

What to Serve with Egg Salad

Egg salad is great on top of a bed of lettuce, in between slices of your favorite bread, or in a wrap. We love having it with soup, or if we fill breads and wraps with it, a big garden salad on the side is always a nice match.

What does egg salad go with?

Egg salad is great with other picnic and barbecue foods like macaroni salad, potato salad, and burgers. It’s also a stellar option for a light lunch as a salad, sandwich, or wrap. Fresh fruit also goes well on the side of a serving of egg salad.

Is eating egg salad good for you?

That really depends. Eggs are high in cholesterol and with mayonnaise added in, it ups the calorie and fat intake. But this recipe calls for a little less mayo. And if you hard boil your eggs just a little shorter in duration, the yolks are creamier which means you’ll need even less mayo to get that signature texture.

How to make egg salad sandwich?

Once you make this egg salad recipe, you can choose your favorite bread and spread it on. It’s great with fresh and crispy leaves of lettuce and doesn’t need much more than that to taste amazing.

How to Store Egg Salad

Egg salad MUST be kept in the fridge. An airtight container will keep it fresh while it’s in there. As soon as you’re done making it, get it in the fridge or serve it to be eaten immediately.

How Long Does Egg Salad Last in the Fridge?

When stored the right way in your fridge, you can enjoy that egg salad for 3 to 4 days.

Can You Freeze Egg Salad?

Most things you can freeze. And sure, you can freeze egg salad but I really don’t recommend it. It will not have the same wonderful texture it did when it was fresh and could come out a bit watery after thawing.

How to Thaw Frozen Egg Salad?

Should you choose to go against the grain and freeze your egg salad, only thaw it in your fridge overnight. Don’t say you weren’t warned about the flavors and textures changing though!

Watch How To Make Egg Salad (Video)

The Perfect Egg Salad Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 247
This easy Egg Salad recipe is made with just a few simple ingredients and comes our perfect every time! The best egg salad is refreshing and packed with flavor. It is great on its own or to make egg salad sandwiches!


  • 8 hard boiled eggs
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup scallions (green onion) (chopped (can substitute chives))
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard


  • Hard boil 8 eggs and allow to cool. Once cooled, peel, chop and place into a large mixing bowl. Add in the mayonnaise, mustard, green onion, and smoked paprika. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve on fresh rye bread.
Calories: 247kcal
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American


Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 379mg | Sodium: 694mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 670IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg

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Author Megan Miller

I’m a mom of two, food and wine lover, and recipe creation enthusiast. Good food brings families together. Which is why I’m devoted to sharing my best recipes that are simple enough for even the beginner cook that your family will love!

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