Classic Egg Salad Sandwich

Classic Egg Salad Sandwich
Classic Egg Salad Sandwich

This Classic Egg Salad Sandwich is a super quick and healthy solution for lunch time because you only need a few ingredients to make this timeless recipe. This easy recipe calls for hard boiled eggs, a little mayo, chopped onion, Dijon mustard, and herbs and spices for that familiar flavor. A squeeze of lemon juice will take this egg salad recipe to the next level.
The trick to making the perfect egg salad sandwich is to dice the eggs and gently mix them with the rest of the ingredients instead of mashing them all together. Say goodbye to mushy eggs and hello to one of the best egg salads you will ever eat. You just might find this comfort dish is just like mom's recipe! Give this recipe a try the next time you want a change from your usual sandwich.


Eggs which are fresh are often difficult to peel. If you have eggs that are at least a week old, they will be easier to peel.

Egg Salad Safety Tips

As the saying goes, nothing lasts forever, and that's certainly true of egg salad. If you plan to make this recipe in advance, then keep in mind that advises that egg salad can be stored for three to five days. Your refrigerator needs to be at the proper temperature, too, so keep it cool at 40 degrees F or below. Planning a picnic? Then use an insulated cooler with plenty of ice or ice packs so that the sandwich keeps cool until it's time to eat. You don't want to add food poisoning to your picnic menu by storing your salad improperly! 

Find more about healthy, delicious dishes in our 7-Day Vegetarian Meal Plan.


Do you prefer potato salads, chicken salads, tuna salads, or egg salads? Leave a comment below and let us know!




  • 6 eggs (see Notes below)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon style mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 8 slices whole grain bread, to serve
  • 4 leaves bibb or curly leaf lettuce, to serve


  1. Place eggs into a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and then lower heat and simmer 20 minutes. Immediately drain and place into a bowl of ice and water. Cover and let stand until completely cooled. Peel eggs and chop.

  2. In a bowl, place the chopped eggs with the remaining ingredients for the salad and toss lightly until egg is well coated with the dressing. Let chill 30 minutes or more to blend the flavors.

  3. Assemble the sandwiches with bread and lettuce or serve in lettuce cups.

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My all time favorite sandwich! Always easy to make. Perfect for busy people.

In our house, we love egg salad! We use 18 eggs each time we make it. We use it for sandwiches, for a dip, and with just plain lettuce.

Tuna salad ftw! I love the others too except for potato salad, for some reason it's just gross to me and I can't eat it

I love tuna salad.

I prefer potato salads.

I love all the salads you mention but my favourite is the potato salad.

I prefer chicken salad.

I prefer egg salad

I prefer egg salad.

I prefer a mix of an egg and potato salad.

I prefer egg salads the most! How yummy they all are!

really sounds great

Chicken Salad would be my choice!

Egg salad for the win! =) I like a little paprika in there, too.

Love them all! But have to admit I am a die-hard potato salad lover!

I like tuna or chicken salad, but use a ketchup/mustard combo instead of mayo, as I don't care for it.

My current favorite is Chicken Salad with apples or grapes.

My favorite is potato salad--with eggs, of course!

I like egg salad

I love egg salad sandwiches. There are so many things you can add to it to make something different with egg salad every time.

potato salad with eggs

I love them all! Egg goes in all kinds of salads (lettuce included). Not a day goes by when I am not eating some kind of salad! A seafood salad is delicious too!

Tuna salad -)

i like egg salad.

I love chicken salads

Spuds, Spuds, Spuds!

Homemade potato salad is my absolute favourite, although I also really like egg salad a lot as well!

I love them all but my favorite is egg salad!

We almost always have a bowl of mustard potato salad in our fridge

I like egg salad best.

potato salad all the way at our house!

i LOVE egg salad. it is my absolute favorite.

I love them all, plus one you didn't mention...Amish Macaroni Salad...delish!

Chicken salad is always my favorite, especially mine!

That is hard to choose, I like all of them. Homemade potato salad is first then chicken.

Tuna salad with all the good stuff mixed in - - - chopped eggs, pickle relsh, minced onion, diced celery, etc. served on toasted wheat bread.

I have to choose??? I think chicken. For today.

I like all those salads - but potato is my favorite!

Home made potato salad is the best!

Egg Salad is good for a change of pace. Tuna or Chicken Salad is what I prepare most often.

Egg salad with olives-just had it today

Definitely chicken salad! Not a fan of egg or tuna salad!

i prefer to finely dice sweet pickles in lieu of relish...

I'm NOT a tuna salad person, but do love my moms potato salad (not the ones we mass produce at work)!! Like a good chicken salad sandwich, egg salad rarely (and not the ones we mass produce at work HA... also like a good pasta salad too (and not crazy about the bean salads out there)

I love tuna salad most, Mmmmm

We love egg salad I put eggs in potato salad and macaroni also

This recipe looks yummy! I can't wait to try it.

Love them all. When making the egg salad above, will try to gently put through ricer. Has this been tried?

I like chicken salads but egg is great also.

I love all three.

By far my favourite is tuna, I like to use mayo and sour cream. Don't forget the cheese on the sandwich.

I prefer chicken salads and potato salads.

I like making a combination tuna egg salad.

Egg salad sandwiches are great for tea parties and your recipe looks really good!

My wife loves egg salad.

I'm a fan of a good tuna salad on lettuce or bread.

My egg salad anytime!

I love all egg salads, I even add eggs to any other kinds of salads I make - chicken, tuna, potatoes, ect

My favorite is chicken salad.

I love egg salad, and potato salad which is even better when you add some egg to it.

I like them all but my favorite is tuna salad.

Chicken salads

It is really difficult to pick just one of the salads, especially during the summer months because I like to put tuna, potato, and macaroni on one plate for a no-cook meal. If I have to pick one, then tuna salad would be my choice.

I love all the salads-egg being my favorite-and yes I am a masher-thanks forvthe tip!

My favorite is tuna salad.

Chicken Salad is my favorite but I also like fruit salad as well'

Chicken salad is my fave!

I tried this recipe I love it. I pack it for lunches Can't get over the great taste

I like them all, but my favorite is chicken salad make with dried cherries or cranberries and pecans.

Potato Salad is my go to lunch and a side for dinner

I like it that the dressing can be chilled. If I prefer to serve it hot for the kids, I can spread it on the bread and use a sandwich toaster which will also seal the dressing up so that the dressing will not drop out.

I like chicken salad made with sour cream instead of mayonnaise.

I guess Tuna Salad might be best but I like em all egg might be second

Potato Salad (my mother in law's recipe)

While I like them all, Chicken salad is my favorite.

That's a tough choice, but I'd have to go with chicken salad. Egg salad would be a close 2nd.

Chicken salad is one of my favorite lunch options!

Chicken Salad is my favorite choice.

Love egg salad, but I eat more tuna salad. Seem healthier

My grandma always used to make egg salad when I was a kid, so I definitely want to try out this recipe!

Yum - this is great! I like that it's not overloaded with mayo and has some dijon mustard. I'll definitely keep this in mind when it's picnic season again!

Seemed a little more watery than I'm used to, but it was still tasty!


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