Close up of egg salad in a white bowl garnished with fresh dill.

Egg Salad

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This is the Best Egg Salad Recipe ever! It is so easy to make with a few fresh ingredients. Made with hearty eggs, mixed in with mustard, creamy mayo, green onions, and the perfect blend of herbs and spices. Perfect as a sandwich for a weekday lunch or as a salad for a family brunch.

Egg salad sandwich on wheat bread with a fresh dill garnish.

Egg Salad Ingredients

  • Eggs: I recommend using large eggs. Free-range eggs are a great option for this recipe.
  • Mayonnaise: For the creamiest egg salad I recommend not using light mayonnaise.
  • Dill: Fresh dill adds so much flavor and I recommend not substituting it for dried.
  • Celery: Adds the perfect amount of crunch and color.
  • Green Onion: The mild flavor adds the perfect contrast to all the other flavors.
  • Yellow Mustard: Adds beautiful color to the salad and can be substituted with Dijon mustard.
  • Salt and Black Pepper: The perfect amount of spice and can be adjusted to your liking.
  • Paprika: It’s all about building flavor in this dish and the hint of paprika does just that.
All the ingredients needed to make the best egg salad.

How Long Should I Boil Eggs For Egg Salad?

I spent a lot of time finding the best method on how to boil eggs. I have found that if you add the eggs to boiling water and cook them for 12 minutes. Then rapidly cool them in a bowl of ice water for 10 minutes. They will come out perfect and easy to peel every time.

Steaming the eggs also works well. To do this fill a pot with 1 inch of water. Then, place the eggs in a steamer basket. Over high heat bring the water to a boil and place the basket in the pot and cover. Steam the eggs for 12 minutes. Remove the eggs from the steamer basket and place them in a ice water bath for 10 minutes.

How To Make The Best Egg Salad

  • Peel the steamed or hard boiled eggs and rinse.
  • Cut the eggs in half and remove the yolks from them place in a medium bowl. Then chop the egg whites into ¼-inch pieces and them to a separate bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine the egg yolks, mayonnaise, yellow mustard, black pepper, salt, and paprika. Mash together with a fork until well combined and creamy.
  • Add green onion, celery, fresh dill, and egg whites to the dressing. Mix until well combined.
  • Eat straight from the bowl, with crackers or on bread. Enjoy!

What Else To Add To Egg Salad

  • Bacon: let’s face it bacon makes everything better. I like to chop some up and add it in.
  • Pickles: I love to use relish or finely diced dill pickles.
  • Cayenne Pepper: If you would like a little bit of a kick this will be perfect. I recommend adding a pinch to 1/4 teaspoon.
  • Parsley: Sometimes fresh dill can be hard to find when it is out of season. So I will chop up some fresh parsley.
  • Sprouts: They add a fun texture and flavor to sandwiches.
  • Tomatoes & Lettuce: Fresh sliced tomatoes and lettuce add some much flavor to an egg salad sandwich.
Overhead look at the best egg salad in a bowl and in a sandwich.

Can I Substitute The Mayonnaise?

Yes, here are a few healthier alternative to mayonnaise that I think you will enjoy.

  • Greek Yogurt: Plain yogurt works best and is my favorite healthy substitute.
  • Tzatziki: A smooth yogurt sauce that includes lemon juice, garlic, and cucumber. This adds an amazing flavor to the egg salad.
  • Avocados: I know this one sounds crazy, but if you blend them smooth and add a little olive oil. These are a delicious and creamy alternative.
  • Hummus: Nutty and fluffy. Thick, like mayo.
  • Cottage Cheese: Blend until smooth and you won’t even tell the difference.
Close up of egg salad in a white bowl garnished with fresh dill.

Egg Salad

This is the Best Egg Salad Recipe ever! It is so easy to make with a few fresh ingredients. Made with hearty eggs, mixed in with mustard, creamy mayo, green onions, and the perfect blend of herbs and spices. Perfect as a sandwich for a weekday lunch or as a salad for a family brunch.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Chill Time 30 mins
Total Time 52 mins
Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 320 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 large eggs (hardboiled and chilled)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp fresh dill (minced)
  • 1 rib celery (finely diced)
  • 2 green onion (finely diced)
  • tsp yellow mustard
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp paprika

Instructions
 

  • Bring a pot of water to boil over high heat. Add eggs in carefully with a pair of tongs. Cook for 12-14 minutes until eggs are cooked through to your liking. Remove and place in an ice-water bath for 5-10 minutes. Then peel.
  • Cut the eggs in half and remove the yolks from them place in a medium bowl. Then chop the egg whites into ¼-inch pieces and them to a separate bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine the egg yolks, mayonnaise, yellow mustard, black pepper, salt, and paprika. Mash together with a fork until well combined and creamy.
  • Add green onion, celery, fresh dill, and egg whites to the dressing. Mix until well combined.
  • Eat straight from the bowl, with crackers or on bread. Enjoy!

Notes

*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 11gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 339mgSodium: 332mgPotassium: 147mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 570IUVitamin C: 0.9mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1.6mg
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20 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is our favorite lunch! I took your advice and tried it with avocado…so delicious!

  2. Bintu | Budget Delicious

    5 stars
    Egg salad is one of my favourites! This sounds super tasty and its great that you only need a few ingredients!

  3. 5 stars
    Egg salad is probably the lunch I make the most often, and your recipe looks like a winner! I’m going to have to try your version, thank you so much for the recipe 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    I love adding bacon and cayenne pepper to this. So good!

  5. 5 stars
    You can never have too many good egg salad recipes in my opinion! I love the flavor combination of spices you added to this one and can’t wait to try this recipe.

  6. 5 stars
    I loved the crunch and creaminess of this egg salad – it’s my new favorite!

  7. 5 stars
    Yummy! My hubby is going to love this recipe! I can’t wait to make this! So excited! Looks so tasty and perfect for lunch!

  8. 5 stars
    This egg salad looks really good. I’d have this in my sandwich any morning!

  9. 5 stars
    I love egg sandwiches and this recipe just takes it to the next level! Delicious.

  10. 5 stars
    Such an awesome egg salad recipe! I love all those herbs and spices in it.

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