Literally The BEST Egg Salad

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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.

Scooping up eggs in a large serving spoon.

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.

Ingredients for egg salad in a clear glass bowl.

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.

Mixing the egg salad in a clear bowl.

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!

Egg salad sandwich.

The Best Egg Salad

4.85 from 40 votes
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! 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients
  

  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup dill minced
  • 2 tbsp chives minced
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper

Instructions
 

  • 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.  

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Nutrition

Serves: 4

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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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. 5 stars
    This really is the best egg salad ever. Thanks for a delicious recipe! This is now my go-to egg salad recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    This egg salad is great….but mine turned out too salty. Maybe my mayo has a lot of salt in it. Next time I will add less salt.

  3. 4 stars
    I think it had too much mustard in it that was the problem I had but otherwise it was good

  4. This is my favorite egg salad recipe. I didn’t have fresh dill but used about 1.5 teaspoons of dried dill. I also omitted the salt and it was perfect. I did have fresh chives and they really round out the flavor profile. Thanks for posting this recipe.

  5. Thank you for the recipe. I am excited to try and have the eggs in the pan. <3. After reading the comments from a gentleman regarding the dill, I thought I should seek clarification. Could you verify the amount of fresh dill? I will be using fresh dill leaves pulled from my plant minutes before preparing. Do I need to collect 1/4th cup? I know dill loses its potency when it sits too long before use.

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