Today I am sharing a Classic Egg Salad Recipe like grandma used to make. This homestyle chicken salad recipe is made easily and tastes delicious. It is also a very inexpensive meal idea for times when you want a cheap meal idea!
Egg salad is one of those dishes that reminds me of simpler times and it is so easy that sometimes I forget that I have everything I need to make it in my refrigerator!
Hello Friends! I hope you had a marvelous Easter weekend! We did a little traveling and enjoyed connecting with family.
Our family was in three different states this year, but thanks to phone technology we were able to enjoy each other from afar. We were able to see a concert this weekend and enjoyed more chocolate-covered eggs than I probably should have.
This recipe is perfect as a way to use leftover hardboiled eggs that you may have leftover.
I grew up in a family where we did not waste when possible, so you may want to keep it for those times when you need to use up eggs.
This easy egg salad recipe makes a nice salad, side dish or lunch idea. If you are wondering, How do you make an egg salad sandwich?
The answer is easy! just put some of the salad in between two pieces of bread or enjoy on crackers too! It also tastes great on in pita bread or in a croissant.
You can make it as a great take-along lunch idea too! I recommend packaging the salad and the bread separately until ready to eat. These are great for picnics and barbecue gatherings.
Ingredients for Egg Salad
Eggs - I use Grade A large from the grocery store. You will need to make hard-boiled eggs. Directions here.
Mayonnaise - Use your favorite brand
Mustard - For classic egg salad, use yellow prepared mustard.
Spices - Salt and pepper work best and you can add a little paprika if you like.
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Variations for this Recipe
This recipe is great on its own, but you can change it up by adding the following:
- Bacon - Add 4 stripes of chopped, cooked and drained bacon. Bacon always goes great with eggs!
- Tomatoes - add chopped tomatoes on top.
- Dill - Mix in ½ teaspoon of dried dill to the mixture.
- Elote Seasoning - Add ½ teaspoon of Everything but the Elote Spice to the mixture.
Tips to make this Recipe Perfect Every Time
Use my method to make the perfect-hard boiled eggs. It works every time!
You can double the recipe to feed a bigger crowd.
Make Tea Party Egg Salad Sandwiches
You can hard-boil the eggs ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator.
For more great leftover recipe ideas, check out:
Ways to use leftover ham - A collection of recipes from breakfast tacos to entrees to use leftover ham.
Ham and Asparagus Pasta - A delicious pasta recipe with just a few ingredients that really elevates baked ham.
Chorizo Deviled Eggs - The delicious combination of chorizo and egg in an appetizer.
Classic Egg Salad Recipe
Classic Egg Salad
- 8 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- ¼ salt
- 1 pinch pepper
- Rinse peeled eggs and pat dry.
- Chop eggs and place in a medium bowl.
- Add mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper, and blend.
- Serve as a sandwich, salad or on crackers.
- Store covered in refrigerator 2-3 days.
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When is the last time you had an egg salad sandwich?
I love a classic egg salad. I used to make it for my co-workers all the time at my inn.
We tried making deviled eggs yesterday but didn't have mayo so used this awful citrusey organic concoction. Ahh. I miss the classic!
That looks good and very much like what my grandma makes 🙂
Sounds great! Thanks for sharing! I love egg salad too!
Thank you Cheryl!
How much is a serving?
About 1/3 cup of prepared egg salad. Larger eggs may yield a little more.
I received many compliments using this recipe for afternoon tea.
So happy to hear that Kimberly!
A quick and easy lunch idea I often forget about!
I need to try this immediately!
Made this last night and everybody loved it. Been looking for a while for a good egg salad recipe and this is it, might use a few vegetables for a bit of crunch next time but this is absolutely what I was looking for. I'd make it again.
really enjoyed this classic recipe! i added a chopped pickle for some crunch, i didnt have an onion but would have been great in the egg salad as well!
The chopped pickle is a nice option! Thanks for stopping by!
Nothing beats a classic. So delicious!
We really enjoyed this. It is very close to the recipe my grandma always made.
Definitely a classic! I was born in the 80s and grew up on this. My mom would add in finely chopped celery and onion too! Adds a nice crunch! We even had an egg chopping tool since we had this so often.