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The Easiest Egg Salad Recipe is a classic,  favorite lunch! Hard-boiled eggs mixed with mayo, mustard, dill, and a little salt and pepper – this Egg Salad makes the best egg salad sandwich, too!

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

This can be the best way to use fresh eggs and fresh herbs! When it comes to the best egg salad recipe, this is a great recipe to whip up and share with family and friends. (plus leftover egg salad is amazing as well! Put it between two slices of bread and lunch is served!)

bowl of egg salad recipe

Easy Egg Salad Recipe

Egg salad sandwiches are always popular around Easter because we usually have a fridge full of hard-boiled eggs but I actually like this egg salad year-round. My mom used to always make it when I was little so this is a super comforting dish to me!

Today I used our leftover dyed Easter Eggs and whipped up a batch of “Easter” Egg Salad. You may see a little pink or blue in my sandwich, but don’t worry – it’s just food coloring! haha!

Making great egg salad isn’t hard to do at all. You’ll love the creamy texture and it is my favorite method to cook up hard boiled eggs. Made with basic ingredients, this is the perfect way to make a delicious creamy egg salad.

This isn’t your basic egg salad recipe. This is the one recipe that home cooks will love and make over and over again. Use this as a basis to make a good egg salad sandwich! The short list of ingredients make for perfect quick lunches.

How to Make Egg Salad

What I love about this healthy egg salad recipe is that it’s literally just four simple ingredients, plus salt and pepper for taste!

Egg Salad Ingredients

  • hard-boiled eggs – leftover Easter eggs are perfect for this!
  • mayonnaise – REAL mayo. Trust me here.
  • mustard – gives this egg salad a little tang and flavor
  • salt + pepper

To Make Egg Salad Sandwiches

1. Cook and peel the eggs

Start with hardboiled eggs and peel the eggs. I like to use an instant pot to make my eggs, but you can also use the traditional boil method.

2. Cut the cooked eggs

Cut the eggs in half and add the yolks to a bowl and the egg whites to a cutting board.

3. Make the egg salad mixture

Mash the egg yolks with the mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper.

4. Chop the eggs

Chop the egg whites and add to the egg yolk mixture and mix well.

5. Add in extras

At this point, you can also add in mix-ins if desired.

6. Serve

Serve this egg salad recipe on toast, crackers, lettuce wraps, or even on a salad.

open faced egg salad sandwich


How Long Does Egg Salad Last?

IF you have leftovers, you can store in the fridge for 2-3 days. Also, if you don’t eat it immediately, it can be left out on the counter for about 2 hours before you need to place in a fridge.

Is it OK to freeze egg salad?

Technically, yes. You can but it’s not something that I would recommend you do. Eggs can be frozen but once they’re unthawed, they’re going to have a rubbery texture that isn’t very enjoyable.

Why did my egg salad get runny?

More than likely, you just don’t have a good balance of liquid to the rest of the ingredients. Make sure that you’re measuring out the mayonnaise precisely.

How do you make an Egg Salad Sandwich?

After preparing your egg salad recipe, add to toast, rolls, croissants, or even a wrap! You can add it to rye bread for a truly delicious classic egg salad sandwich. All you then have to do is pair with some potato chips to finish it up!

egg salad sandwich recipe cut into halves

What other ideas for mixing into the egg salad?

  • Pickles or pickle relish.
  • Celery
  • Green Onions
  • Avocado
  • Bacon
  • Olives

I love the simplicity of this classic Egg Salad Recipe that starts with only a few ingredients but can be taken up a notch by adding in different mix-ins or on different types of bread. It’s a classic egg salad recipe that everyone will love!

Egg Salad Recipe

The Easiest Egg Salad Recipe is a classic, easy favorite lunch!  Hard-boiled eggs mixed with mayo, mustard, dill, and a little salt and pepper – this Egg Salad makes the best egg salad sandwich, too!
3.70 from 10 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Kasey Schwartz
Servings: 3
Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • 8 eggs hard-boiled and cooled
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill chopped or 1 teaspoon of dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Cut eggs in half. Remove yolks and chop whites.
  • Mash yolks with mayonnaise, mustard, and salt & pepper until creamy.
  • Add egg whites to the egg mixture and stir well.
  • Serve on bread, toast, crackers, or over lettuce


Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 19g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 452mg | Sodium: 829mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 661IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword: egg, sandwich
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About Kasey Schwartz

Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!


  1. Sofia Graf says:

    5 stars
    I love this egg salad recipe as it is easy to cook and all my family members are fond of this salad. However, I use pure ghee instead of mayo. Ghee is more nutritious and it adds a beautiful flavor in the salad dish. Thanks Kasey for sharing the easy recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    The best egg salad!! Love the mayo and mustard. This is how my mom used to make it.

  3. Rolland Lucas says:

    1 star
    Get rid of the mayo and use Miracle Whip Mayo is too bland

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