The Best Egg Salad recipe should be easy, creamy, and perfect for sandwiches! This Classic Egg Salad is my childhood favorite! Only five ingredients for this simple recipe.
Why this Recipe is Best
When it comes to egg salad, everyone thinks their recipe is best. And it’s usually made the way your family served it as a kid!
Today’s recipe is…
- Made with only a few ingredients.
- Adaptable…add more or less depending on how many mouths to feed.
- Secret Ingredient: Worcestershire Sauce!
Feel free to add some of your favorite seasonings or additions to our traditional egg salad recipe.
- Eggs. Start by making hard boiled eggs. I use my instant pot hard boiled egg recipe every time. Makes them perfect and easy to peel!
- Mayonnaise. I love using a classic, full fat mayo like Dukes or Hellmans. Some people prefer Miracle Whip while others substitute mayonnaise with greek yogurt and sour cream.
- Mustard. We grew up using French’s yellow mustard, but dijon works great too!
- Salt. I always use kosher salt in my baking and recipes, unless otherwise noted. It’s more coarse and flavorful. Just note, if using table salt, use HALF the amount I list.
- Worcestershire Sauce. Adds a delicious flavor to the egg salad!
SUBSTITUTIONS & ADDITIONS. Feel free to add fresh dill, avocado, celery, pickle relish, or any other flavoring or texture you prefer.
How to Make Egg Salad
If cooking eggs on the stove top, place eggs in a single layer in the saucepan. Cover with cold water. Bring to boil.
Once water is boiling, remove from heat and cover for 8 minutes. After this, place immediately in a bowl of ice water for several minutes.
Peel hard boiled eggs and place in a bowl. Add mayonnaise, salt, Worcestershire sauce and mustard.
The Worcestershire sauce is my secret ingredient (or at least my mom’s secret ingredient). It adds a delicious salty flavor that’s perfect in egg salad!
Use a potato masher to combine all the ingredients. You decide how chunky you like YOUR egg salad!
Egg Salad Sandwich
Once you’ve made the best egg salad recipe, whipping up a dream sandwich is easy!
First, choose your bread. We love a classic homemade white bread or wheat…but rye bread is also a great match!
Spoon the egg salad onto the bread and enjoy!
For a delicious twist, add some slices of avocado, a splash of sriracha, or a few sprinkles of dill. I also love adding pickle relish or sliced bread and butter pickles to my egg salad sandwich!
And for a breakfast treat, toast your bread before making an open faced Egg Salad Sandwich!
Tips and Tricks
Eggs. When determining HOW many eggs to boil, consider how many sandwiches you’ll be making.
I typically plan on 2 eggs per person (for each sandwich).
Storage. Egg Salad will last about 3 days in your refrigerator, so keep this in mind while planning. Be sure to store it in an airtight container as it tends to overwhelm and over power your refrigerator with an egg odor!
I usually store it in a tupperware container instead of covering a bowl with plastic wrap. This helps keep my refrigerator odor free!
Eggs are a healthy protein that is good for you brain, liver, and eye health. When eaten in moderation they are an important part of a healthy diet.
Egg salad can be served in a bowl, as a low carb meal, or on sandwich, pita, or made as a lettuce wrap. Egg salad is delicious in a stuffed avocado too!
Refrigerating egg salad can meld the flavors and make them more subtle or bland. Be sure to add a pinch of salt. Speaking of salt, always use kosher salt for best flavor!
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