Egg Salad Recipe

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The straightforward egg salad recipe that only requires a few minutes and ingredients! This egg salad is perfect for sandwiches, picnics, or as an appetizer. Make this go-to salad a family favorite ahead of time.

Eggs Are A Healthy Diet Option

Eggs are a great source of protein and contain vitamins A, B12, D, E, and K. They also have omega-3 fatty acids, beneficial for heart health.

While eggs have cholesterol, studies have shown that dietary cholesterol does not raise blood cholesterol levels. Eggs can help to improve cholesterol levels.

So, whether you are looking for a healthy breakfast option or a quick and easy snack, eggs are a great choice!

Boiling The Eggs For Perfection

For an egg salad, you need to have perfectly boiled eggs. I have tested this recipe multiple times to figure out the perfect amount of time to boil the eggs, so they are easy to peel and have that beautiful yellow center.

  • Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water.
  • Bring water to a gentle boil over medium heat.
  • Once the water comes to a boil, remove the pan from heat and let the eggs sit in hot water for 10-12 minutes.
  • Carefully remove eggs from the hot water and place them in a bowl of ice water.
  • Let eggs cool for a few minutes, then begin to peel.

Chicken Egg Or Duck Egg?

I have made this egg salad recipe with chicken eggs and duck eggs. I prefer duck eggs because they have a richer flavor, but chicken eggs work well. If you can find them, I would recommend using duck eggs.

The Best Way To Chop Eggs

Chop the cooled eggs into small pieces and place them in a bowl. I like to use a pastry cutter to chop my eggs because it results in evenly chopped eggs and takes less time.

Add all remaining ingredients and mix until smooth—season with salt and pepper, to taste.

The Best Way To Serve Egg Salad

Serve egg salad in so many ways!

  • As a sandwich: Serve egg salad on your favorite bread, topped with lettuce and tomato.
  • As a wrap: Place egg salad in a wrap with lettuce and your favorite vegetables.
  • As an appetizer: Serve egg salad with crackers or crostini.
  • On a salad: Mix egg salad with some chopped greens for a delicious salad.
  • With Fruits: Serve egg salad with fruit as a light and healthy breakfast or snack with fruit.

Adding More Flavor

This egg salad recipe is pretty basic, but you can add more flavors. Some things that would be great in this salad are:

  • Dill
  • Chives
  • Parsley
  • Mustard
  • Hot sauce
  • Curry powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Chopped bacon or ham
  • Cheese

The possibilities are endless!

Egg Salad Recipe Tips

  • To make this recipe even easier, you can use hard-boiled eggs upon peeling the shells.
  • If you want a creamier egg salad, add mayo or Greek yogurt.
  • For a healthier egg salad, use avocado in place of some of the mayo.

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Egg Salad Recipe

This egg salad recipe is easy and only requires a few minutes and ingredients! The perfect egg salad for sandwiches, picnics, or as an appetizer. Have no doubts about this favorite family salad.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 193 kcal


  • Egg Slicer


  • 6 eggs
  • 0.25 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1 green onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 0.25 tsp pepper


  • Boil eggs according to the instructions above.
  • Chop cooked eggs into small pieces and place them in a bowl.
  • Add mayonnaise, mustard, and green onion and mix until smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately or store in the fridge for later.


Storing Suggestions

Store this egg salad in the fridge for 2-3 days. I would not recommend freezing egg salad as it can change the texture.


Calories: 193kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 9gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 251mgSodium: 806mgPotassium: 110mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 399IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Egg Salad
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FAQs Related To Egg Salad Recipe

What Is The Best Way To Store Egg Salad?

Store egg salad in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Can You Freeze Egg Salad?

I would not recommend freezing egg salad because the eggs will become watery and mushy when thawed.

How Long Does Egg Salad Last?

Egg salad will last in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Wrap Up

Try this as a dessert or appetizer at your next party. It would also be a great on-the-go snack or light lunch. This recipe is versatile, so feel free to experiment with it and add your favorite ingredients. Let me know how it turns out!