This really is the best Egg Salad recipe, and it’s an easy favorite!

Nothing is more picnic perfect than hard-boiled eggs mixed with mayo and a pinch of mustard and of course crunchy with celery and green onions!

Whether you make an egg salad sandwich or a healthy egg salad using lettuce or low-carb wraps, nothing says ‘all American’ like egg salad!

plated Best Egg Salad Recipe sandwich

How Long to Boil Eggs for Egg Salad

I use this method for perfect hard-boiled eggs every time. They come out with tender cooked whites and creamy yellow middles (without a grey ring).

  • Bring the eggs to a boil.
  • Once boiling, remove them from the heat and let them sit covered for 15-17 minutes (large eggs).
  • Run under cold water and peel one to make sure it’s perfect.

How Fresh Are Your Eggs?

Are Your Eggs Fresh? The best egg salad recipe begins with great ingredients. Eggs that are really fresh can be difficult to peel when boiled, so opt to cook them in the air fryer or Instant Pot so they peel easily.

A fresh egg will lay on its side on the bottom of a bowl full of water, if it’s a little older, it’ll still sink but stay on one end. Don’t eat eggs if they float on the surface of the water, this means they’ve expired.

ingredients to make Best Egg Salad Recipe

How to Make Egg Salad

Mash the yolks with mayonnaise until completely smooth, and then fold in the whites. This makes for the best egg salad; it comes out so creamy! Be sure to finely dice the onion and celery, so the pieces are smaller than the egg pieces.

  1. Cook, cool, and peel the eggs. Cut in half, remove the yolks, and chop the whites.
  2. Mash the egg yolks with the mayonnaise, mustard, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add the chopped egg whites and green onion, celery, and chopped fresh dill and mix well.
Overhead shot of egg salad ingredients before being mixed together

To Make Egg Salad Sandwiches

Chill the egg salad mixture for up to three days. Serve it on rolls or bread as an egg salad sandwich, over lettuce for a salad, or tucked into a wrap!

For a fresh take, try making an avocado egg salad with mashed avocado! It’s a healthy twist on an American classic!

PRO TIP: I use an egg slicer to chop the egg whites. Place them in the slicer, cut, and then turn the egg and place it through again. I use my egg slicer for other things, too like strawberries, kiwi, and it’s especially great for cutting mushrooms to make chicken marsala.

How Long Does Egg Salad Last?

You mean if there are any leftovers? Egg salad will last 3 to 4 days in the fridge. If it begins to get watery and lose its bright color, it should be discarded! Chances are, this egg salad recipe won’t last too long in your house!

Spoon in a bowl of egg salad

More Easy Salad Sandwiches

Here are more easy salads that can be served egg salad sandwich style! Make a varitey platter for a perfect luncheon.

Did you love this Egg Salad Recipe? Leave us a comment and a rating below!

plated Best Egg Salad Recipe sandwich
4.97 from 561 votes↑ Click stars to rate now!
Or to leave a comment, click here!

Best Egg Salad Recipe

Nothing is more picnic-perfect than a creamy egg salad recipe! This recipe makes perfect egg salad sandwiches!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 8 eggs hard boiled and cooled
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • 1 rib celery finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill chopped


  • Cut eggs in half. Remove yolks and chop whites.
  • Mash yolks with mayonnaise, mustard and salt & pepper to taste until smooth and creamy.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir well.
  • Serve on bread or over lettuce.



To Hard Boil Eggs:
  1. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with water ½″ above the eggs. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Cover and remove from heat.
  2. Let stand covered for 15-17 minutes (for large eggs).
  3. Remove from hot water and place in a bowl of ice water for 5 minutes.
4.97 from 561 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 320 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 339mg | Sodium: 332mg | Potassium: 147mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1.6mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine American

Like our recipes?
Follow us on Pinterest!

Follow us on Pinterest

plated Best Egg Salad Recipe sandwich with writing
Best Egg Salad Recipe on bread with lettuce and writing
Best Egg Salad Recipe on a plate with a title
Best Egg Salad Recipe ingredients in a dish and made in a sandwich with a title


, , , ,

Recipes you'll love

About the author

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!
See more posts by Holly

Follow Holly on social media:

pinterest facebook twitter instagram

Free eBook!

Subscribe to receive weekly recipes and get a FREE Bonus e-book: Quick & Easy Weeknight Meals!

You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of emails you receive.

latest & greatest

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


  1. It was amazing. A basic recipe, but I never remember what ingredients to put in. I get my potato salad and egg salad ingredients mixed up.5 stars

  2. Recipe looks great! Thanks for all the tips on how to determine age of eggs!
    One thing my grandson wants in his egg salad is hummus no mustard! Tasty!5 stars

  3. My husband said this is the best egg salad he’s ever tasted! I added a pinch of white pepper and about 1/3 tsp salt, but had no dill. No problem! Great recipe and can’t wait until I can actually eat it (I can only have mayo once in a while).5 stars

  4. Delicioso! One of my daughters ate 2 sandwiches back to back. I didn’t have dill, so used a teaspoon of dill pickle juice. Thanks!

  5. Delicious and so easy!
    I raise chickens and usually have a surplus of eggs, even after sharing with family and neighbors. This is a scrumptious way to use the extras.
    BTW, I heartily recommend the Dash egg cooker . I get no compensation for this endorsement, and it is a game changer for hard and soft cooked
    Thanks for the recipe- it is a keeper!5 stars

  6. Delicious and so easy! Hardest part was boiling the eggs. I like spice so I made open faced sandwiches and sprinkled some Cajun seasoning. Hubby had his plain. Both were loved and devoured quickly!!5 stars

  7. OMG, this is the BEST egg salad sandwich recipe I have ever tried…and believe me, I have tried tons of them…always with a disappointing result. I have never seen a recipe that mashed the yolks first and mixed with the mayo and mustard before mixing in the chopped egg whites and rest of the ingredients. It made all the difference in the world and made such a creamy filling…and so yummy! Loved the dill influence too!
    Thank you so much for this!!! I will actually be making these sandwiches on a regular basis now that I have an egg salad recipe that I truly enjoy.5 stars

  8. great recipe. loved the whipped yolks to make the sauce. I used a potato masher with squares to get a great texture, my daughter enjoyed doing that part! I added a 1/2 tsp of paprika and a bit of extra celery since we like crunch.
    thanks so much for sharing!5 stars

    1. This egg salad was so tasty! I will definitely be making this again!! I added a little more celery & dill, because I love both those ingredients. The mayonnaise & mustard ratios were perfect.

  9. Love this recipe! I’ve made this several times this year in 2023. Very simple! I usually double the recipe because it doesn’t last long. I’ve been experimenting with other ingredients such as a sweet mustard instead of yellow. Less Dill and add Minced candied sweet Pickles. I haven’t had any complaints yet. Delicious with a fork or simple crackers. Can’t stop eating this!