Egg Salad Recipe

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Egg salad is delicious, healthy, and refreshing! It’s also very versatile! Make an egg salad sandwich, a lettuce wrap, or a pita pocket. Add it to a veggie bowl. Top a chef’s salad with a rounded scoop. Make this recipe in just 10 minutes!

Egg salad with dill in a bowl with cherry tomatoes, pickles, olives, avocado and red onion.


Egg salad is made with chopped hard-boiled eggs, herbs, spices and fresh ingredients mixed together with mayonnaise and other condiments. Often used as a savory sandwich spread, it’s similar to tuna salad, ham salad, chicken salad, and crab salad.


This deli favorite is perfect for picnics, potlucks and a mid-week lunch. When meal prepping, double this recipe to have enough on hand for several meals. Add any leftovers to your favorite potato salad recipe!

Egg salad sprinkled with dill and paprika in a piece of butter lettuce on a plate.


These are the basic ingredients for this classic recipe:

  • Large eggs
  • Red onion
  • Fresh dill
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Paprika

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Here’s how to make this delicious recipe, step by step:

  • STEP 1: Boil eggs until done. Carefully drain off hot water. Cool eggs in an ice-water bath.
  • STEP 2: Peel eggs under running water (or while submerged in a bowl of cold water). Chop them with a sharp knife or use an egg slicer. Transfer chopped eggs to a medium bowl.

Chopped hardboiled eggs in a medium-sized clear glass mixing bowl.

  • STEP 3: Add mayo, mustard, and vinegar to the bowl. With a spatula or spoon, mix until fully incorporated.

Egg salad ingredients in a clear glass mixing bowl next to sprigs of fresh dill.

  • STEP 4: Add red onion, chopped dill, paprika, salt, and freshly-ground black pepper. Mix until well combined. Do a taste test. If desired, add additional herbs and spices. An extra sprinkling of vinegar will continue to brighten the flavor! Just go slow with any additions. Taste the mixture after each adjustment.

Egg salad mixture sprinkled with paprika and dill in a glass mixing bowl with a spoon.


Refrigerate egg salad mixture until ready to use. Build a delicious egg salad sandwich on toasted bread or on a fresh bagel. Want to change things up? Stuff a pita pocket with the mixture and a variety of colorful fresh ingredients.


For an even healthier recipe, add produce like butter lettuce, avocado, alfalfa sprouts and sliced tomatoes. You can even add a slice of your favorite cheese! Enjoy this yummy lunch with dill pickles, a side of corn chips or sliced fruit. Choose a healthy beverage like water, tea, milk, or apple juice.


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An open-faced egg salad sandwich on wheat bread with butter lettuce and sliced red onion.


  • HOW TO MAKE HARD BOILED EGGS: In a large pot, place room-temperature eggs in a single layer. Cover eggs in cold water by one inch. Bring water to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover the pot. Remove from heat. Allow eggs to sit undisturbed for 10-12 minutes. Drain water. Transfer hot eggs to a cold-water bath. This will stop the cooking process and cool them off quickly.
  • EASY PEEL HARD BOILED EGGS: Eggs 1 to 2 weeks old are perfect for making hard boiled eggs for an egg salad sandwich. It’s easier to cleanly peel older eggs than fresher ones! Interested in the science behind why eggshells cling more tightly to fresh eggs? Read about it here: EASY PEEL HARD BOILED EGGS
  • HEALTHY MIX-INS: Try mixing things up with these tasty ingredients: pickles, celery, olives, cherry tomatoes, lemon juice, chives, yellow mustard, crispy bacon bits.


When the weather heats up, enjoy these refreshing healthy salads!


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Egg Salad in a clear glass bowl.

Egg Salad Recipe


Egg salad is a refreshing meal that’s quick and easy to make! Enjoy this recipe as a classic egg salad sandwich, or a stuffed pita pocket. Get creative by building a custom lettuce wrap! This delicious mixture is also a perfect ingredient for making a DIY bowl.


  • 8 large hard boiled eggs, peeled
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon red onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill, chopped (no stems)
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly-ground pepper, to taste


  1. Using an egg slicer, chop hard boiled eggs into small pieces.
  2. Add chopped egg, mayo, Dijon mustard, and apple cider vinegar to a medium-size mixing bowl. With a spoon, mix well.
  3. Add red onion, fresh dill, paprika, salt and pepper to the bowl. Mix until incorporated. Do a taste test. Adjust herbs and spices, if needed. A light sprinkling of additional apple cider vinegar will further brighten things up!


EXPERT TIP: Try mixing things up with these great egg salad add-ins: Dill pickles, celery, black olives, lemon juice, chives, crispy cooked bacon bits.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Category: Lunch
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: egg salad, egg salad recipe, egg salad sandwich

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33 thoughts on “Egg Salad Recipe”

  1. I adore egg salad. I love the simple herbs and flavors in this recipe. I am also loving the garnishes alongside the salad! I love pickles and olives.

  2. This egg salad must be so delicious! And it must be light, too. Fantastic recipe that can be used together with so many different dishes!

  3. I love all the additional flavors you add to your egg salad, the dill and red onion sound delish!!! I also love the idea of serving as part of a salad bowl, I am so used to just having mine on bread so I will try this instead!

  4. This looks so delicious!!! I love egg salad and can’t wait to try your recipe!!! I love that you use fresh herbs!

  5. I love a good egg salad sandwich. I can’t even remember the last time I had one. I have never made it with apple cider vinegar before though.

  6. I love egg salad, in fact everyone in my house does. This looks lovely, and I really appreciate that you showed so many other things you can pair the actual salad mix with. I would totally be into dipping a nice pickle into this!

  7. This is possibly the prettiest egg salad I have seen! They can sometimes be bland, but this looks delicious!

  8. I just made this for my lunch today and couldn’t resist a taste. It is so much better than my old recipe. I can’t wait to have it with avocado!

  9. I love Egg salad! I have never thought about putting dill in it, but that sounds absolutely delicious. I am definitely going to do this it’s a great lunch idea.

  10. This looks really good, I used to be able to have eggs but not anymore since I have a very bad sensitivity now. But my family would love this.

  11. It has been a very long time since Ive made egg salad. I recently started making eggs in my instant pot and this recipe is perfect. Looks great! Thanks for sharing.

  12. I love me a good egg salad with dijon mustard. matter of fact I feel like i want to make this recipe this weekend! sounds delish :-)

  13. This looks so delicious! There is nothing better than a good egg salad! I love the addition of the apple cider vinegar!
    -Madi xo

  14. Egg salad is one of my favorites! I love the simple herbs and flavors in this recipe. I am also loving the garnishes alongside the salad! I love pickles and olives.


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