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40 Best Egg Salad Recipes

Updated on April 18, 2012

How Do You Make Egg Salad? Here is the answer!

I love eggs!  OK, I admit it.  This study is all about 'egg salad.'  I am including at least 40 egg salad recipes.  Egg salad is quick, easy, delicious, and healthy (in moderation).  It may not seem an elegant appetizer, or entrée for a meal or snack, but it can be with a little imagination.  The recipes for egg salad here range from simple to well-dressed.  If you like eggs, if you like salads, then you will love at least some of these recipes!

I know there may be some controversy over the health aspects of the egg, but more and more studies are finding eggs are a great health food.  Just don't overdo it!  Before I get to the recipes, consider some of the health benefits of eggs.

1. Eggs are good for the eyes.
2. Eggs contain 6 grams of complete protein and a serving of all 9 essential amino acids that we need.
3. There is no proven link between eggs and heart disease.
4. One egg contain 5 grams fat, but only 1.5 grams of saturated fat.
5. Eggs are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D.
6. Recent research shows that eggs do not have a significant effect on cholesterol.
7.  Eggs may help prevent breast cancer.
8.  Eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulphur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals.

I may at a later time make a complete lens on the 'Health Benefits of Eggs,' but for now, I want to explore the many, many delicious and yummy recipes I include for egg salad!  Hope you enjoy this lens site into "How Do You Make Egg Salad - 40 Best Egg Salad Recipes."

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Recipe 1. We Begin with "Classic, Simple Egg Salad Recipe"

Recipes #1-#5, Quick, Easy Egg Salad Sandwich Recipes

The nice thing about egg salad is that there are a seemingly unlimited variety of things you can do and add to make your dish tasty, unique, aromatic, and attractive.  We start with hard boiled eggs,  peeled and chopped to your preferred chunkiness.  Next we add mayonnaise to smooth out its filling.  Then, we salt and pepper to taste.  Finally, we add our secret or preferred extras to claim that 'best of all' rating.

In the below recipe, we primarily stay with the basics, plus a little!

What You Will Need:  The BASIC stuff!

                                    HARD BOILED






     Hot Sauce


                           Salt & Pepper

8 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Few dashes hot-pepper sauce
Lettuce or watercress
Bread or toast
Salt and pepper to taste

What To do:

After chopping eggs, stir in the mayonnaise followed by mustard and hot sauce.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Serve over greenery or bread.  Makes an excellent chicken salad sandwich as well!

Now, a more simple egg salad recipes from the Web:

Recipe # 2. Classic Egg Salad by Martha  includes basic ingredients with several possible mix-ins   Your Choice!

Recipe #3 Cook's Illustrated Classic Egg Salad:  I love the red onions in this recipe!

Recipe #4 Simple Egg Salad From Tasty  This fantastic easy recipe uses miracle whip!

Recipe #5, How to Make Easy Egg Salad Sandwiches from Divine Try a salad dressing of your choice with this one!

Now For Some "Combo" Egg Salad Recipes - (Egg Salad Sandwich Recipes #6-#20)

Now For Some "Combo" Egg Salad Recipes. 
I call them combo because they combine not just the 'dressing'  type mix-ins, but main ingredients that are often served as entrees alone!

Egg Salad Cooking Tip: How to boil eggs.

Bring Water in Pot to Boil

Gently add eggs

Reduce heat to low boil

Boil 10 to 12 minutes (Do not over cook)

Place eggs in cold water

Egg Salad Cooking Tip: How to peel boiled eggs.

Gently crack eggs while hot

Let cool in icy water

Crack eggs at each end

Roll eggs on table top with palm of hands to further crack shells.

Dip eggs in bowl of warm water and shells should gently slide off!

Egg Salad Cooking Tip: How to cut up the eggs.

For a delightful chunky texture, chop the eggs with a pastry cutter.

For a smoother texture use a fork.

If your serious about egg salad, consider this beautiful egg cooker! - make egg salad helper

If you are looking for an egg cooker that boils several eggs at a time, and can poach eggs as well; if you are looking for a a cooker which can so calibrate the amount of water it can perfectly cook soft, medium or hard boiled eggs; if you are looking for a fantastic egg cooker that can prevent that horrible green color in your eggs by leaching out the surfer caused by overcooking.  then consider this unique treasure as your next purchase.

This cooker assures you of the proper amount of water for any egg boiling recipe.  It even has a light and bell to tell you when your eggs are ready.  It holds up to seven eggs; has a removable plastic egg tray for cooling your eggs.  Did I mention that it is easily cleaned? It  measures 9-1/8 inches wide and 5-1/4 inches high.

KRUPS F23070 Egg Cooker with Water Level Indicator, 7-Eggs capacity, White
KRUPS F23070 Egg Cooker with Water Level Indicator, 7-Eggs capacity, White

WHAT THIS UNIT IS KNOWN FOR THAT MAKES IT WORCH RECOMMENDATION. This unit makes WONDERFUL poached eggs. Moist BUT NOT rubbery.The Plastic containers are easy to clean. NONSTICK!If you love Egg Salad. This hard boils your  eggs and you DON'T HAVE TO WATCH IT.VERY AFFORDABLE! Well worth the price! Try it. You'll like it. Forget that: You'll LOVE it!


I know my preferences may not be the same as yours, but I like my egg salad a little spicy, enough to bite a smidge, but not so much to interfere with the 'eggy' stuff!  My favorite spice is the simple ground black pepper.  In this section (Recipes #21-#30) I will include some preferred ideas of different ranges of 'heat.'

If you want some suggestions on different pepper substitutes, I recommend the 'Extensive Pepper Guide'.  Many of these can be interchanged to enhance flavor or spiciness!  

I love the taste of banana peppers, the sweeter the better.  They can range in heat, so be aware.

Recipe #21 Banana Pepper Egg Salad

                                                                                                                   HARD BOILED Eggs



 Sweet Pickles 
                            or Relish


  Shredded Cheese

                                                          Banana                                                               Peppers
   Hot Sauce                                            


Salt & Pepper


  • 6 hard boiled large eggs mashed heavy with a fork
  • 1 tsp mustard of choice
  • 2 -3 heaping Tbs of a creamy mayo
  • 2 -3Tbs of finely diced onion
  • 1 Tbs of diced sweet pickles (You may use pickle relish)
  • 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbs of diced banana peppers
  • Salt and pepper to taste (but I go heavy on the pepper)
  • 1 -2 Tbs of Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Dash or two of tabasco sauce


  1. This quick recipe just requires missing ingredients and coating two pieces of toasted bread of your choice. It is very flexible; breads can be interchanged, differing peppers can be substituted, celery can be added; you can add a slice of your favorite cheese to your sandwich rather than the shredded. I hope you enjoy it! Recipe #22  Spicy Egg Salad from CD - 8 eggs, hard-boiled and peeled;  1 tablespoon mayonnaise;  1 tablespoon Dijon mustard;  1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard;  1 teaspoon paprika;  1/2 medium yellow onion, minced;  salt and black pepper, to taste;  Recipe #23 A Very Spicy Egg Salad With a Kick from  8 large eggs , hardboiled, cooled & peeled;  1/2 cup diced celery;  1/2 cup diced onion;  1 1/2 tablespoons prepared mustard (I use brown);  1/2 teaspoon McCormick Chipotle Chile;  1/3 cup mayonnaise,  Read more:;  Recipe #24  A Chunky, Spicy Egg Salad Recipe from  8 large eggs;  2 stalks celery, trimmed and thinly sliced;  1 red bell pepper, diced;  1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped;  1 baby white onion, finely chopped;  Salt and freshly ground pepper;  1/2 cup light mayonnaise;  Juice of 1 lime;  1/2 to 1 tsp chili powder, to taste;  Tabasco, to taste;  Chopped cilantro;  Recipe #25  Super Hot  Indian Style  Egg Salad  This would also be an excellent filling for sandwiches or pita pockets. Recipe #26 Egg Salad! Creamy Smokey Hot (As in Spice)  (From for heat lovers. ...  10 large hard-boiled eggs , peeled and chopped;  10 slices bacon , cooked and crumbled;  1/3 cup sweet onion , finely chopped;  1/4 cup celery rib , finely chopped;  salt;  black pepper;  cilantro;  1/2 cup mayonnaise (or to taste);  1 chipotle chile in adobo , chopped (seeds removed if you can`t handle it all that spicy); Recipe #27  Spicy Egg Salad Sandwiches From  ;  4 ozs green chilies (diced);  4 eggs (hard-cooked, peeled and chopped);  3 tbsps light mayonnaise (fat-free);  2 tbsps green onions (sliced);  ¼  tsp hot pepper sauce;  4 bagels (english muffins split and toasted Recipe #28  Jalapeno Egg Salad Recipe from Homesick Texan  ;  6 hard-boiled eggs;  1 pickled or fresh jalapeño, seeds and stems removed, diced;  1 green onion, finely chopped, green part only (about a tablespoon);  1 teaspoon chopped cilantro;  1/4 teaspoon ground cumin;  1 tablespoon mayonnaise;  2 tablespoons yellow mustard;  1 teaspoon lemon juice;  Salt, black pepper and cayenne to taste;  Bread or tortilla chips for serving;  Recipe #29  Curry Egg Salad on Toast from American;  A tasty twist on a classic recipe, this egg salad features hummus, spicy curry, and cranberries. Recipe #30  Egg Salad with Serrano Peppers from chili pepper  6 small Serrano peppers, sliced into spears;  4 hard boiled eggs;  2 whole wheat pitas, warmed;  3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese;  4 teaspoons horseradish sauce;  2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard;  2 slices white cheddar cheese
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9 Kosher Egg Salad Recipes (Recipes #31-39) - Recipe #31 Cream Cheese Egg Salad - recipes for egg salad sandwiches

And now, for some kosher and veggie egg salad sandwich recipes.  For my first example I relate one which uses (one of my food loves!) cream cheese.  The mixing of these ingredients is simply amazing.


  • 12 hard-boiled eggs - peeled- mashed with a fork
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonaise
  • 1 medium sweet white onion- skin peeled -onion diced
  • 1 -2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish


  1. Blend Cream Cheese and Mayo until smooth. Add To mashed eggs. stir. Add in onions and relish. Chill. serve over bread or lettuce, or as sandwich. Delicious. Recipe #32 Egg Salad (Dairy) from  12 hard-boiled eggs;  1/4 cup cream cheese;  1/2 cup mayonnaise;  1 bunch green onions, sliced;  salt and pepper to taste;  Recipe #33 How to Make Kosher Egg Salad  "Kosher egg salad meets the dietary regulations set by the rabbis based on the verses about clean and unclean foods in the Torah Recipe #34  Quinoa and Black Beans Egg Salad Recipe  from  1 teaspoon vegetable oil;  1 onion, chopped;  3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped;  3/4 cup uncooked quinoa;  1 1/2 cups vegetable broth;  1 teaspoon ground cumin;  1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper;  salt and pepper to taste;  1 cup frozen corn kernels;  2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained;  1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro Recipe #35  Perfect Egg Salad from Leah Cooks  "So, egg salad isn't rocket science but it is often not that great. I make mine with eggs and Best Foods Mayonnaise. That is it and I've been hired for many events simply because of my egg salad. Go figure. Some caterers, purchasing pre-cooked boiled eggs, will add funky tasting spreads and dried dill, etc. Ick. If you are going to add dill, use fresh as the color and flavor are much more vibrant.  " Recipe #36  AMYNTA'S LETTUCE and EGG SALAD  2 heads Lettuce;  3 hard boiled Eggs;  1 demitasse cup ELEA extra virgin Olive Oil;  1/2 demitasse cup (or use lemon juice) Vinegar "KOSHER";  2 tablespoons, chopped Onion ;  1 tablespoon, chopped Dill ;  Sea Salt;   Pepper;  Recipe #37  Chopped Egg Salad with Watercress  4 scallions, washed and trimmed to 4" long;  1/3 cup mayonnaise;  1 teaspoon Dijon mustard;  Salt and freshly ground black pepper;  6 hard-boiled eggs;  1 large bunch watercress, washed, tough stems removed (approx. 3 cups)*;  1/4 cup petite frozen peas;  Recipe #38 Skinny Low-Yolk Egg Salad from    4 hard boiled eggs, peeled;  4 tsp Hellman's light mayonnaise;  1/2 tsp dijon mustard;  2 tbsp chopped green scallions or chives;  salt and fresh pepper to taste Recipe # 39 Cucumber-Basil Egg Salad from ;  6 hard-cooked eggs, diced (2 cups);  3/4 cup seeded, diced cucumbers (about 1/2 cucumber);  1/4 cup minced shallots;  1/2 cup sliced green onions (green part only);  3 tablespoons lightly packed chopped fresh basil;  1/2 cup mayonnaise;  1/4 teaspoon kosher salt;  1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper ----- And Finally, An Odd One ----- Recipe# 40 A very odd eggs salad Recipe!  ODD TUNA-EGG-AVOCADO NOODLE SALAD Recipe  (Note:  My jury is still out on this one; I would make some substitutes, I think!  But it is worth a try!)  1/2 a box of rotini pasta (that corkscrew stuff);  --A can of tuna 2-3 eggs (hard-boiled);  --1 avocado (isn't strictly necessary);  --a pre-prepared vinaigrette;  --salt; 

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      nicole-young 5 years ago

      I love egg salad! Thank you for sharing the recipes! : )

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      Dickstucki1 5 years ago

      Nice lens They look great.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love egg salad too, I like to add chopped green olives to mine. Great lens.

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      AnimalHouse 5 years ago

      I can now alternate between these great recipes. Thank you so much for sharing.