Literally The BEST Egg Salad

The Best Egg Salad is made with simple ingredients and is so creamy delicious!  So easy to put together with the best flavor and it makes the perfect sandwich!  You will make this recipe again and again!

I am loving all things light and tasty with simple ingredients. I have a few salad sandwiches that are great for group gatherings that are a must try. Try one of these Avocado Chicken Salad, Cashew Chicken Salad or Chicken Caesar salad Wraps.

Literally The Best Egg Salad Sandwich

When I think of Egg Salad sandwich I always think about bridal shower, baby showers, spring time and Easter. All the great events that are bright and loving that bring everyone together. I love the simplicity of this classic Egg Salad Sandwich with only a few ingredients. Boiled eggs, mayonnaise, a touch of a mustard and elegant toppings with dill and chives to add that extra touch of perfection. This literally is the BEST Egg Salad Sandwich that is easy to make, little to few ingredients and a delicious taste that is satisfying and can feed a crowd.

How do you make The Best Egg Salad Sandwich?

  • Add the eggs to a saucepan and fill with cold water.  Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat.  Cover and let the eggs stand for 10-12 minutes.  Take the eggs out of the water and let cool.
  • Peel and chop the eggs and add them to a medium sized bowl.  Add mayonnaise, dill, chives, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper.  Mix well.  Spread on bread or use with your favorite crackers.

How do you boil eggs?

Place eggs in a large saucepan. Cover them with cool water by 1 inch. Cover with a lid and bring water to a boil over high heat; when the water has reached a boil, set the timer for the desired time. Boil for 6 – 7 minutes over medium-high heat for perfect hard-boiled eggs.

How Long Does Egg Salad Sandwich last?

Properly stored, egg salad will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator. How long can egg salad be left at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; egg salad should be discarded if left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature.

What other ideas for adding into the egg salad?

  • Add pickle juice, diced pickles or relish
  • Celery or carrots for texture
  • Add some protein such as diced cooked shrimp or small, square chunks of chicken or ham
  • Diced tomato or cherry tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Bacon
  • Olives

What can I substitute Mayonnaise with?

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Hummus
  • Pesto
  • Nut Butter

Want more lunch time meals? Here are some!

The Best Egg Salad

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4

The Best Egg Salad is made with simple ingredients and is so creamy delicious!  So easy to put together with the best flavor and is perfect on top of a sandwich!  You will make this recipe again and again! 

Course Salad

Ingredients

  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup dill minced
  • 2 tbsp chives minced
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Add the eggs to a saucepan and fill with cold water.  Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat.  Cover and let the eggs stand for 10-12 minutes.  Take the eggs out of the water and let cool.  

  2. Peel and chop the eggs and add them to a medium sized bowl.  Add mayonnaise, dill, chives, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper.  Mix well.  Spread on bread or use with your favorite crackers.  

 

 

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. M husband made this and it is a good salad,we really enjoyed it. Then made it again and added sweet relish and that was really good just a twist on a classic. 🙂 Thanks for a good recipe that we will use over and over again.


  2. Why would anyone substitute mayonnaise with hummus? Or pesto? The recipe alone looks great, you shouldn’t offer obscure substitutes for mayo that will not work. I’ll give five stars for the recipe, but this substitute stuff is just nasty.

    1. Have you tried this recipe or any other for that matter with the suggested substitutes for mayo? Hmmm. In addition, none of those ingredients are obscure in any way.


    2. This was absolutely delicious ! I have finally learned a deliciously way to make my egg salad ! Thank all there!

    3. It may not work for you but it may work for other people. Mayo is high in calories so for someone who is watching their calorie intake or would like some extra protein, it’s not that bad of an idea but for my preference, I wouldn’t try it either.


  3. I’m going to make your Egg Salad in the morning. It’s what I’ve been looking for. Now I want you to try out HOW TO BOIL EGGS IN THE OVEN, like I do. They come out perfect every time. I did not invent this. You can Google this topic & you will see many videos on You Tube as well as written out instructions at other websites. Search if you like, but it’s as simple as this: How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven – Eating on a Dime
    https://www.eatingonadime.com/how-to-bake-hard-boiled-eggs-in-the-oven
    Mar 03, 2017 · Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (OR 325 if you feel your oven runs too hot). Place eggs (as many as you want!) in a muffin pan (or mini-muffin pan) to prevent them from rolling around. Cook for 30 minutes & then take eggs out of oven. Immediately place eggs in a bowl & quickly cover them with ice water & leave for 10 minutes. This stops the cooking process as well as makes the eggs very easy to peel. No kidding, I can peel an egg in less than a minute. Simply crack the egg on the side of the sink and move it around pressing against the sink enough so that the whole shell has cracked lines. Then hold the egg under a fine stream of running water while pulling the shell off with the pad of you thumb. With practice you’ll get a perfect egg with no nicks. Now, you’ve got more time to enjoy your meal preparation!


  4. It takes 5 minutes to cook and 5 minutes to rest and 5 minutes in an ice bath for my eggs in the Instapot. Peel perfectly and come out cooked just right.

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