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Yummy Egg Salad Sandwiches The Perfect Recipe


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Delicious sandwiches? Egg salad! It’s tasty, flavorful and simple to make. Want something new or a classic? This egg salad sandwich recipe is sure to please.

Egg salad sandwiches can be complex or simple – depending on the ingredients and flavors you choose. Stick to the basics for a fantastic sandwich.

Making the perfect egg salad sandwich begins with:

  • Selecting quality eggs with a rich flavor.
  • Combining with mayonnaise and spices.

With this info, anyone can make an egg salad sandwich that will have everyone wanting more!

Yummy Egg Salad Sandwiches The Perfect Recipe
Yummy Egg Salad Sandwiches The Perfect Recipe


Egg salad sandwiches are simple! Ingredients? Eggs are the star. Also, mayo, mustard, salt and pepper, green onion, celery, and paprika. Plus, good quality sourdough or whole wheat bread.

Let’s check out each ingredient:

  • Eggs
  • Mayo
  • Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Green Onion
  • Celery
  • Paprika
  • Sourdough or Whole Wheat Bread


Eggs are a must in any kitchen! From them, you can whip up many yummy recipes, one of which is egg salad sandwiches. This easy, tasty treat can be a snack or meal – whenever you desire!

To make them, you’ll need two eggs for each sandwich. Chicken, quail, duck – pick your favorite or use any combo of eggs you have! Boil them until they’re hard boiled, then cool and peel before creating your egg salad sandwiches.


Mayonnaise is key in egg salad sandwiches, bringing moistness and a subtle tang. When selecting mayo, explore these varieties:

  • Traditional: Eggs, oil, vinegar, and mustard or salt make this creamy white mayo. It’s the most common choice for egg salads.
  • Low-Fat/Fat-Free: Soybean oil or other non-saturated fats substitute traditional fats. Use this option when calories take precedence over flavor.
  • Vegan: Enjoy vegan mayo made from extra virgin olive oil, water, lemon juice, sea salt, and cider vinegar. This lacks creaminess but provides comparable flavor without animal or cholesterol.
  • Other Options: Try Greek yogurt for extra health benefits. Dijon mustard adds zing and color to egg salads.


Mustard is a must for any egg salad! Its tangy, slightly spicy flavor balances out the eggs and other ingredients. Usually, dijon or yellow mustard are used, but you can also try spicy brown or a mix of mustards. Start with 2 tablespoons and adjust to your taste.

Salt and Pepper

Season your egg salad sandwiches with the right amount of salt and pepper. Salt brings out the flavors and pepper adds a spicy touch. Start with a quarter teaspoon of each. If needed, add more according to taste. Sprinkle the salt in one hand and use the other hand as a guide. Don’t over-season, as you can’t take it out once it’s in! Taste before adding too much.

Dill Pickles

Dill or sweet pickles are an egg salad classic. Most recipes recommend a few tablespoons per four eggs – but you can tweak the ratio. The pickles add a unique texture, tangy flavor and extra crunch. Choose your favorite!

Before chopping into small pieces, be sure to drain and pat dry any liquid. Mix the pickles into your egg salad mixture to enjoy!


Celery is vital for egg salad sandwiches – don’t forget it! This veggie brings a special flavor and freshness to the sandwich.

  • Wash celery thoroughly and chop into small pieces. The smaller the bits, the more flavour they will give. Remove any tough strings.
  • For extra crunch and taste, sauté celery before adding it to the mixture.
  • Add diced red onion or chives for zing.
  • Mix equal proportions of vegetables with the egg salad until it’s fully incorporated.

Enjoy your yummy egg salad!


When adding onions to egg salad, bear in mind they can be overpowering. So, use only a small amount. To reduce their “bite”, dice or mince them finely. This way, you get the desired texture with small glimpses of onion, instead of large chunks. Depending on preference, go for sweet white onions like Vidalia, Walla Walla or Maui Sweet Onions. Yellow or red onions are also suitable choices.


Ingredients? Check! To make the ideal egg salad sandwich, you need:

  • 4-5 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • Black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion

Get everything ready – then it’s time to get cooking!

Boil the eggs

Hard-boil eggs for a classic egg salad sandwich – the perfect way to get flavorful yolks!

  • Place the eggs in a single layer at the bottom of a saucepan.
  • Fill the pan with cold water, submerging the eggs.
  • Add salt (1 teaspoon is a good amount).
  • Heat to medium-high, almost to a boil. Once bubbles start forming, remove from stovetop and cover with lid.
  • Let sit for 13 minutes (for large eggs).
  • Then, transfer to a bowl with ice-cold water to stop them from cooking.
  • Peel the shells off and you’re ready to make an egg salad sandwich!

Chop the vegetables

Chop up the veggies for your egg salad sandwiches. You can use a chef’s knife or an electric chopper. The classic flavors include celery, red onion and dill pickles. For a unique flavor, add tomatoes, chives or other seasonings. Place the chopped veggies in a medium-sized bowl and set aside.

Combine the ingredients

Once the eggs have been boiled and peeled, dice them into small cubes. 2cm (3/4 inch) cubes is best. Place the cubes in a medium bowl. Add mayo, mustard, ancho chili powder, celery salt, parsley leaves, and either apple cider or white vinegar. Use a rubber spatula to fold all the ingredients together. Taste and add more celery salt or ancho chili powder if needed. Finally, refrigerate for at least one hour before using.


Egg salad sandwiches? Yum! The perfect dish for lunch or dinner. Quick to make and only a few ingredients needed. Perfect for family, friends, or even a picnic.

Let’s see how to serve them best!

Toast the bread

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Place bread slices on a cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown and slightly crunchy, about 10 minutes.

Let toast cool. Spread a light layer of mayo on each side of the slices. That way, your sandwich bread won’t be dry.

Toast adds crunch and flavor to egg salad sandwiches.

Assemble the sandwiches

To make four sandwiches, you need eight slices of bread. Pick something yummy, like whole wheat toast or a hearty sandwich roll. Toast if you like. Spread 2-3 tablespoons of the egg salad on each slice. Add toppings as desired.

Put two slices together to make four sandwiches. Eat ’em up or store in an airtight container in the fridge for a day. Enjoy!

Serve with a side dish

Egg salad sandwiches are an ideal light meal for any time of day. Spice it up with different flavors and textures- this dish will be unforgettable for family or friends! To complete the meal, try some of these tasty side dishes:

  • Chips? Potato chips!
  • Cole slaw, yum.
  • Fresh fruit is always a plus.
  • Garden salads are great.
  • Pasta salads for a bit of variety!
  • Kale chips for a healthier option.
  • Fruity salsa adds some sweetness.
  • Chocolate chip cookies– a classic!
  • And why not try some fried onion rings?
Yummy Egg Salad Sandwiches The Perfect Recipe
Yummy Egg Salad Sandwiches The Perfect Recipe


Egg salad sandwiches – yum! They’re a delicious and easy lunch to make. For all tastebuds: savory or spicy, simple or chunky. Everyone is sure to find something they love.

Here’s how to make the perfect sandwich. Enjoy your snack or light meal! Bon appétit!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What ingredients do I need to make a yummy egg salad sandwich?

A1: You will need boiled eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper, celery, red onion, and lettuce.

Q2: How long does it take to make a yummy egg salad sandwich?

A2: Preparing the ingredients and assembling the sandwich should take no more than 15 minutes.

Q3: Can I add other ingredients to my yummy egg salad sandwich?

A3: Absolutely! Feel free to add some extra flavor to your sandwich with ingredients such as pickles, relish, olives, or bacon.

Penelope Rossi
Penelope Rossi

Hello! I'm Penny, a creative recipe developer and food stylist with a love for vegetarian and plant-based cuisine. When not gardening or hiking, you can find me in the kitchen, transforming classic dishes into healthier, veggie-packed versions. Let's embark on a delectable journey of colorful, plant-based delights together!