The Best Classic Egg Salad Recipe

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The Best Classic Egg Salad Recipe – easy delicious egg salad from perfect hard boiled eggs – perfect for creamy, rich egg salad sandwiches!

If you love egg salad sandwiches, you know how great a cool, creamy, classic egg salad sandwich is.

Egg salad is great anytime of year – and is great for a hearty, but not greasy or heavy dish.

If you’re sticking to a keto diet, be sure to check my notes in the post about a perfect keto sandwich bread to pair with this egg salad!

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Keto Egg Salad Sandwiches

A perfect classic egg sandwich is great, protein packed meal that is filling and full of flavor! 

If you’re on a keto diet, egg is a great addition to your eating plans – but it can be tricky to find a great low carb bread that actually tastes good. 

I have just the solution – an Easy Keto Bread that is perfect for toasting, is very simple to make, and comes together quickly! 

This keto sandwich bread is perfect for keto egg salad sandwiches – especially when slightly toasted. 

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

With these tips for how to boil eggs and how to peel eggs easily, you can whip up a huge batch perfect for parties or picnics and have eggs leftover for other recipes with boiled eggs.

For more recipes to make with perfect hard boiled eggs, be sure to check out some of The Best Deviled Eggs Recipes

There are Classic Deviled Eggs, Bacon Sriracha Deviled Eggs, Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs, and more!

How To Boil Eggs

There are a couple of easy secrets to cooking eggs perfectly – if you follow these tips you’ll have perfect, easy to peel, great for egg salad boiled eggs! 

In a heavy large pot with thick base, cover eggs with cold water (don’t use hot water!) and bring to a boil.

Remove the pot from the heat, cover, and let sit for exactly 14 minutes.

After boiled, you’re ready to chill, peel, and chop your eggs! 

How To Easily Peel Eggs

Tap the eggs with the back of a spoon gently.

Once your boiled eggs are cooked, crack the eggs and place in cold water for 10 minutes.

Then try to peel them – the shock of cold water helps the shells come off quickly.

Eggs can sit in water overnight for incredibly easy to peel eggs.

When you’re almost ready to serve, peel eggs.

What To Serve With Egg Salad

My favorite easy recipes to serve with egg salad are other easy classic sides – I hope you love them as much as I do!

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To Make This Egg Salad You’ll Need: 

This classic recipe is so simple and delicious, you’re likely to have everything on hand – or be able to find it at most grocery stores. 

  • Medium Saucepot
  • Large Bowl
  • Ice water
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard or 1/4 teaspoon powdered mustard
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

If you’d like to lighten up this recipe slightly, you can swap the mayonnaise for greek yogurt. 

If you have a favorite mayonnaise mustard combination you like, you can swap it for the same amount.

Recipe FAQs

How long does egg salad keep?

Egg salad can be ket 3-5 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator – but we personally think it is best consumed within 2 days.

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The Best Egg Salad Recipe

The Best Classic Egg Salad Recipe – easy delicious egg salad from perfect hard boiled eggs – perfect for creamy, rich egg salad sandwiches!
Cuisine American
Keyword #eatclean, #ketoeggsalad, easy egg salad, egg salad, egg salad recipe, egg salad sandwich, keto, keto egg salad, the best egg salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 337kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard or 1/4 teaspoon powdered mustard
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

Instructions

  • Place egg in a saucepan and cover with cold water.
  • Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat.
  • Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.
  • Place the chopped eggs in a bowl, and stir in the mayonnaise, mustard and green onion.
  • Season with salt, pepper and paprika.
  • Stir and serve on your favorite bread.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 384mg | Sodium: 447mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

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About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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4 Comments

  1. Rachael Yerkes says:

    My go-to lunch! So yummy

  2. April says:

    I love the addition of lemon juice in this recipe – it really brightens up the flavor!

  3. Valerie says:

    I do love a freshly made creamy egg salad. I’ve never had egg salad with lemon in it before, I bet it has an interesting flavor.

  4. Aimee Shugarman says:

    You just can’t go wrong with this recipe. I devoured a huge sandwich just now, and can’t wait to have another tonight 🙂