Easy Egg Salad


Delicious easy egg salad for on toast and sandwiches. Not many ingredients are needed to make this delicious and easy egg salad. Ready in less than 15 minutes.

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Easy egg salad

Egg salad is a true classic salad for sandwiches, crackers, or as a side to a main salad. Whether served as a spread, for lunch, or as an appetizer at a party, egg salad is always a great idea!

With egg salad, the possibilities are endless. The foundation of a good egg salad consists of eggs, mayonnaise, pepper, and salt.

You can also add finely chopped vegetables, like juicy tomatoes and crispy lettuce, for extra texture and colour.

Or, try giving your egg salad a personal twist with flavour enhancers such as mustard, paprika, and fresh herbs.

The beauty of it all is that you can customize it to your liking, creating an egg salad that perfectly suits your taste.

This recipe serves 4 people, yielding about a standard container of egg salad. Can you make the most delicious egg salad ever?

Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2016-04-06, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 15 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 24-07-2023

15 minutes 4 people Side dishes
Easy egg salad


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  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1 celery stalk
  • a squeeze of lemon juice
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • fresh chives
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  • small pan
  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • medium-sized bowl
  • spoon

Easy Egg Salad

15 minutes 4 people Side dishes

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Preparation – 10 minutes

Carefully place the eggs in a small pan and cover them with cold water. Bring the water to a boil on medium-high heat. When the water starts to boil, the time starts counting.

The basis of every egg salad is good quality fresh eggs!
The basis of every egg salad is good quality fresh eggs!

Seven minutes until you've boiled the perfect eggs.

Immediately chill the eggs, the easiest way to do this is using ice water or running cold water. Meanwhile finely chop the fresh chives, you'll need about one tablespoon.

Rinse and chop the celery stalk as fine as you can.  

Easy egg salad
Easy egg salad

Finishing up the easy egg salad – 5 minutes

Peel the boiled eggs and transfer them to your cutting board. You can chop them with your chef's knife, or use a fork. Combine chives, celery stalk, lemon juice, eggs and mayonnaise in the medium-sized bowl.

Egg salad made from goose eggs
Egg salad made from goose eggs

Season with pepper and salt and serve with toast or bread. Garnish with some more chives if you prefer.

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Easy Egg Salad: frequently asked questions

Do I have to use fresh eggs for this egg salad?

You don't have to use fresh eggs, but if you prefer to, keep in mind that fresh eggs are more difficult to peel. To make peeling easier, "shock" the eggs by rinsing them under cold running water and adding a handful of ice cubes. Let them sit for 5 - 10 minutes, and you'll notice that the eggs are much easier to peel!

How can I prevent my homemade egg salad from becoming watery?

It's possible that the eggs were not boiled long enough. Alternatively, you may have added a splash of vinegar to the mayonnaise, which can make the egg salad watery.

Can I make and store the egg salad in advance? How long does it stay good?

Absolutely! The most delicious egg salad is made at least one day in advance to allow all the flavors to meld. Homemade egg salad generally stays good in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, provided you store it in an airtight container.