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

4.62 from 57 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


  • 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


  • 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.  



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. I agree with one of the other readers who suggested that Durkee’s Sauce would be a much better ingredient to use instead of mustard. People use mustard (a crutch) in almost every salad-type dish, & personally-I feel it’s waaay overused in order to ‘try’ and achieve flavor. IMO, it overpowers the main ingredient. I like to taste everything in a recipe, NOT only the mustard, even in a small quantity. I love mustard, but not IN or ON everything! If you know how to properly season a recipe, you won’t need to add a cheap condiment to make it flavorful.

  2. 5 stars
    I gave it 5 stars because even though I didn’t like it, my teenage sons loved it. They ate like 3 or 4 sandwiches, it was weird. Lol I decided to try something new because I usually use my mom’s recipe which is Mayo along with salt, pepper, and some garlic powder. I’m glad I tried it to give the family variety. 🙂

  3. 4 stars
    This is a great improvement on the rather boring standard egg salad. However, I have one criticism. I’d go with about half the Dill. It seemed to be a bit much. I also threw in a dash of onion powder. I like a little more oniony taste and the Chives were not enough. I suppose I could have doubled the Chives but didn’t want it to overpower the egg, like the Dill did.

  4. 5 stars
    Just made this and wow! It really is the BEST! Thank you so much for the recipe, it is bookmarked for life! 🙂 I used my Ninja Foodi to hard boil the eggs as well (first time using it for eggs) and the 5-5-5 method was almost as big a winner as the recipe. haha. They seriously almost peeled themselves! Looking forward to trying more of your recipes.

  5. 5 stars
    Made this egg salad and mixed with salad greens to substitute for toast. This is the best way to make an egg salad salad. I didn’t have any chives or dill, so I substituted with a tablespoon of minced garlic cloves.

  6. 5 stars
    Ok, just a suggestion on peeling an egg. Stay w/me, it’s weird but WORKS! Get a mason jar (and lid), put an inch of water in it, the hard boiled egg, put the lid on and SHAKE! Ya gotta have the water.

    I didn’t believe it would work but trust me…TRY it, it WORKS! (Saw that hack somewhere). It really helps when you’re doing lots and lots and LOTS of eggs for several large deviled egg platters. But now I cheat and buy Eggland’s Best hard boiled/PEELED eggs in a bag. Ha!

    I also like tweaking the egg salad by putting sweet relish in, or sometimes a squeeze of horse radish sauce. If you have HVR (Hidden Valley Ranch) powder, a shake of that is yummy, too.

    Speaking of…it’s time for me to go make some! (Came looking for the recipe again)

  7. 5 stars
    Yup, this is the best egg salad recipe. I added 3 more eggs because I thought the 8 eggs flavor was overwhelming. The 11 really made the taste difference.

  8. if you want a hint on how to cook hard-boiled eggs that peel easily, just add about a quarter of an inch of a slice of lemon to the water when you boil the eggs. The citrus in the lemon softens the shells and they’re a cinch to peel.

  9. Ok. Being a single guy I assumed dill weed in the spice aisle would be the same as minced dill. Well I couldn’t be more wrong! 1/4 cup of dill weed spice was way too much! Egg salad is green! I figured maybe I’ll add more eggs to even it out some but 8 eggs was all I had. This comment is only meant to help anyone else who has no idea.

    1. 5 stars
      I’m SO glad I scrolled on down and read your comment, Tommy. You saved my egg salad! haha. While I’m not a single guy, I’m also not much of a chef. LOL I wanted to try this recipe but didn’t have fresh dill, but DO have the dried dill weed from the spice aisle. I read your comment, looked up the conversion and thankfully only used 4 tsp instead of 1/4 cup. This truly was the BEST egg salad!

  10. 5 stars
    I really enjoy the idea that you list substitutes and additions to your recipes. I added some shrimp to my egg salad . Why ? I needed to use them up and the added protein as you stated is another plus. This recipe is simple and to the point. Thank you.

  11. 5 stars
    I added a touch of curry powder to this recipe for just a little more kick! Also, Duke’s mayo – once I found it I won’t use any other! Thank you for a great recipe!

  12. After removing eggs from the water.. put them in COLD water with ice cubes for 5~7 minutes. The shells will peel away almost by themselves.!

  13. Normally I use the classic…mayo,sweet relish, salt and pepper but this recipe was a awesome find and will be using from now own

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