The Easiest Egg Salad Recipe is a favorite for lunch! Hard-boiled eggs mixed with mayo, mustard, dill, and a little salt and pepper—this egg salad makes the best egg salad sandwich, too!
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This egg salad is made with simple ingredients and it’s so creamy and delicious! Easy to put together with the best flavor and it makes the perfect egg salad sandwich. You will make this easy egg salad recipe again and again!
This might just be my favorite way to use eggs and fresh herbs! When it comes to the best egg salad recipe, this is a great one to whip up and share with family and friends.
Easy Egg Salad Recipe
Egg salad sandwiches are always popular around Easter because we usually have a fridge full of hard-boiled eggs, but I actually like this egg salad year-round. My mom used to always make it when I was little so this is a super comforting dish to me!
Today I used our leftover dyed Easter Eggs and whipped up a batch of “Easter” Egg Salad. You may see a little pink or blue in my sandwich, but don’t worry—it’s just food coloring!
Making great egg salad isn’t hard to do at all. You’ll love the creamy texture and it is my favorite method to use up hard boiled eggs. Made with basic ingredients, this is the perfect way to make a deliciously creamy egg salad.
What I love about this healthy egg salad recipe is that it’s literally just four simple ingredients, plus salt and pepper for taste! Let me tell you all about how to make egg salad now.
(Be sure to try my Chick-Fil-A Chicken Salad Sandwich too!)
Ingredients for Egg Salad
See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.
Egg Salad Ingredients
- Hard-boiled eggs – Leftover Easter eggs are perfect for this!
- Mayonnaise – REAL mayo. Trust me here.
- Mustard – Gives this egg salad a little tang and flavor
- Salt + pepper
Wondering what else you can mix into egg salad? Here are a few ingredients to mix into egg salad that taste really good and will make your egg salad unique and exciting.
- Pickles or pickle relish
- Green onions
How To Make Egg Salad Sandwiches
- Cook and peel the eggs: Start with hardboiled eggs and peel them. I like to use an instant pot to make my eggs, but you can also use the traditional boil method.
- Cut the cooked eggs: Cut the eggs in half and add the yolks to a bowl and the egg whites to a cutting board.
- Make the egg salad mixture: Mash the egg yolks with the mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper.
- Chop the eggs: Chop the egg whites and add to the egg yolk mixture; mix well.
- Add in extras: At this point, you can also add in mix-ins if desired.
- Serve: Serve this egg salad recipe on toast, crackers, lettuce wraps, or even on a bed of greens.
I like my egg salad to be nice and creamy so I use a potato masher to help smash the eggs super small. Keep the egg pieces as large or small as you’d like. Everyone has a different preference when it comes to egg salad!
How to Store Egg Salad
Once your egg salad is mixed, you can store it in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. I like my egg salad to be nice and cold, but you can let it warm up on the counter for 30 minutes to an hour.
If you plan to take your egg salad to a picnic or make an egg salad sandwich for lunch, be sure to pack it in a cooler with an ice pack. Egg salad can sit at room temperature safely for 3-4 hours, however, any longer and it is not considered safe to eat. Keep this delicious egg salad cold so it is delicious when you are ready to eat!
If you have leftovers, you can store them in the fridge for 2-3 days. Also, if you don’t eat it immediately, it can be left out on the counter for about 2 hours before you need to place in a fridge.
Technically, yes. You can but it’s not something that I would recommend you do. Eggs can be frozen but once they’re unthawed, they’re going to have a rubbery texture that isn’t very enjoyable.
More than likely, you just don’t have a good balance of liquid to the rest of the ingredients. Make sure that you’re measuring out the mayonnaise precisely.
After preparing your egg salad recipe, add it to toast, rolls, croissants, or even a wrap! You can add it to rye bread for a truly delicious classic egg salad sandwich. All you then have to do is pair with some potato chips to finish it up!
Egg Salad Recipe
- 8 eggs hard-boiled and cooled
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
- 2 teaspoons fresh dill chopped or 1 teaspoon of dried dill
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Cut eggs in half. Remove yolks and chop whites.
- Mash yolks with mayonnaise, mustard, and salt & pepper until creamy.
- Add egg whites to the egg mixture and stir well.
- Serve on bread, toast, crackers, or over lettuce