Egg Salad Sandwich

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An Egg Salad Sandwich is a deliciously easy snack or meal. Check out this page to learn the ingredients, methods, and steps to make an egg salad sandwich.

A platter of egg salad sandwiches and each egg salad sandwich is made on a croissant with a slice of lettuce

The Best Egg Salad Sandwich

This classic egg salad sandwich recipe is the perfect lunch option. We love to serve egg salad sandwiches during the days following Easter because my kids insist on dyeing what seems like dozens of eggs, and I’m constantly looking for ways to use them up. This is the best egg salad recipe because it is creamy and flavorful and tastes delicious on croissants, toast, crackers, just about anything!

Three Egg Salad Sandwiches on a white platter. Each egg salad sandwich is made on a croissant with a slice of lettuce on top

What is in an Egg Salad Sandwich?

  • Hard Boiled Eggs – See below for our perfect hard boiled egg tips!
  • Mayonnaise – Mayonnaise gives your Egg Salad Sandwich that creamy, smooth texture. If you can’t use mayo, then you can switch it out for plain greek yogurt.
  • Mustard – You can use classic yellow mustard or dijon mustard.
  • Chopped Dill Pickles – I love that the pickles add a little crunch. You can also use pickle relish.
  • Fresh Dill – Dill is my fresh herb of choice, but you can also use parsley or chives. You just want something fresh to cut through the creaminess.
  • Salt and Pepper – If you want to really up the flavor, then use kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper.
  • Bread – Put this egg salad between two slices of bread, inside a pita, or a croissant, or even wrap it up in a tortilla!
  • Lettuce – I like to top my egg salad sandwich off with a piece of green leaf or butter lettuce.
A large glass bowl containing sliced egg, salt, pepper, chopped pickles, chopped dill, mayonnaise, and mustard.

Tips for Making the Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

The first step to a delicious Egg Salad Sandwich is having perfect hard-boiled eggs. Follow these steps for success!

  • The best eggs to hard boil are those that are at least three days old. Super fresh eggs tend to be harder to peel.
  • Don’t put your eggs into already boiling water. Place them in the pan first, then add cold water until there’s about an inch or so of water covering the eggs.
  • The key to making perfect eggs on the inside is to not over boil eggs. If they’re too hot for too long, then you will get that greenish-grayish ring around the yolk.
  • Here’s our secret ingredient: add a little baking soda (about ½ teaspoon or a little less) to the water while boiling. This will make it easier to peel the eggs later on.
  • If you’re going to peel the eggs right away to make an Egg Salad Sandwich, then give them a little crack and plunge them in an ice water bath. Only do this if you’re going to peel them immediately after. If you’re saving the eggs for later, just put them straight into the ice water.
  • For all our tricks on getting a great boiled egg, see our post on the perfect hard boiled egg method HERE.
  • If you have an Instant Pot, then check out our Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs recipe.

Method

This Egg Salad Sandwich recipe is so easy! You will have a yummy snack or meal in just a few steps.

  1. Slice the hard boiled eggs using an egg slicer or with just a sharp knife. I like to cut the eggs longways in slices and then turn them the other way and cut them again.
  2. Add the eggs into a large bowl and mix with the mayonnaise, mustard, dill, pickles, salt and pepper.
  3. Spread the egg salad onto a bread of your choice and top with a lettuce leaf.

Variations

  • I love eating my egg salad sandwiches on a buttery croissant with butter lettuce, but you could put it on toast, crackers or regular sandwich bread.
  • If you want to spice up your egg salad sandwich, then add a little bit of sriracha or cayenne pepper.
  • A lot of times we cook up a spiral ham for Easter which is really good to add to this sandwich as well. Just dice up the leftover ham into little pieces and mix it in with the egg mixture.
  • For extra crunch, I sometimes add chopped celery or green onions.
  • Serve with chips, a dill pickle spear and you have a perfect protein-packed lunch!

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How to Make Egg Salad Sandwiches

Three Egg Salad Sandwiches stacked on a white platter

Egg Salad Sandwich

5 from 7 votes
An Egg Salad Sandwich is a deliciously easy snack or meal. Check out this page to learn the ingredients, methods, and steps to make an egg salad sandwich.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Chop the eggs using an egg slicer or a sharp knife. In a bowl, add the eggs, mayo, diced pickles, dill weed, mustard, salt and pepper.
    A large glass bowl containing sliced egg, salt, pepper, chopped pickles, chopped dill, mayonnaise, and mustard.
  • Mix until combined.
    Egg Salad in a large glass bowl
  • Cut the croissants in half and add some butter lettuce, then evenly spoon and divide the egg mixture between the sandwiches.
    Three Egg Salad Sandwiches on a white platter. Each egg salad sandwich is made on a croissant with a slice of lettuce on top

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 561kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 16gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 378mgSodium: 672mgPotassium: 189mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 994IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 3mg

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Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. Love a good egg salad.. but this looks to delicious in a 🥪 sandwich! Can’t wai to make it .. I have all the ingredients.. making it tomorrow.

  2. 5 stars
    Nothing beats a good egg salad sandwich – one of my favourite lunches and this looks so good!

  3. 5 stars
    I love the additional of crunchy dill pickles. I served mine on croissants too and it was perfect. Thanks for all the tips!

  4. This sounds like my egg salad recipe too. I cook them in my stovetop pressure cooker, put minimum amount of water in, toss in the rack, put as many eggs as you want. Pressure on low for eight minutes, then release pressure and stick them right in cold water to cool down. When cool enough to handle the peels slip right off. Follow recipe!
    I hope this helps, when I read about doing eggs in pressure cooker I was so happy. It really helps make it easier.
    Karen