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!
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.
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.
- Cook, cool, and peel the eggs. Cut in half, remove the yolks, and chop the whites.
- Mash the egg yolks with the mayonnaise, mustard, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the chopped egg whites and green onion, celery, and chopped fresh dill and mix well.
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!
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.
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Best Egg Salad Recipe
- 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.
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.
Let stand covered for 15-17 minutes (for large eggs).
Remove from hot water and place in a bowl of ice water for 5 minutes.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Simple and very tasty!
This was the best egg salad I ever made!
And no salt needed!
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.
Hey Holly, what is the serving size for the listed calories for this recipe? Its delicious!
A serving is 1/4 of the recipe which is approximately 1/2 cup. Enjoy Leah!
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!
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).
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!
Love your recipes! I add olives to my egg salad also, yummy!
Did you use prepared, or dry mustard?
I use prepared mustard in this recipe. Enjoy Wanda!
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!
Thank you for the tip Meri, I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe!
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!!
Ooh. Cajun seasoning sounds good. Ill try that on my best sandwich.
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.
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!
Fabulous recipe! Will be using this again and again!
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.
Sorry, forgot the star rating!
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!
Sounds delicious Daniel! I am so glad you are enjoying this recipe!