There aren’t many more All-American recipes than classic Egg Salad! Hard-boiled eggs are chopped and mixed with mayonnaise, mustard, and topped with crunchy green onion to create the best egg salad recipe out there.
Whether you plan on serving it on top of fresh salad greens or enjoying a classic Egg Salad Sandwich, you’re sure to enjoy this tried and tested recipe!
How to Boil Eggs for Egg Salad
Creating the best egg salad means you have to start with perfectly boiled hard-boiled eggs! You can boil them in an Instant Pot or if you prefer stovetop I boil large eggs for 9 minutes then plunge them into a cold water bath before peeling.
How to Make Classic Egg Salad
Finely dice your eggs using a large knife and place them in a bowl. Add the mayonnaise and mustard and mix until nice and creamy. If you like celery or onion mixed in your egg salad, be sure to chop it very finely so it mixes in nicely.
Egg Salad Recipe Variations
- For a heart-healthy and keto egg salad try making egg salad with mashed ripe avocado instead of mayonnaise
- Change up the flavor of this basic egg salad by using dijon mustard instead of traditional or experimenting with add-ins like chopped green or red onion, fresh celery, relish, or dill
- I like to top my egg salad with a sprinkle of paprika or Old Bay for extra flavor!
How to Serve Egg Salad
- over salad greens
- in a sandwich
- in a wrap
- on crackers
- by itself!
Prevent Egg Salad Sandwiches from Getting Soggy
If you’re serving this egg salad on a sandwich, chances are you’re worried about the egg salad sandwich getting soggy. To prevent this, choose a hard, crusty bread or hearty roll for your sandwich. If using sliced sandwich bread you can also toast it prior to help it keep the moisture out. Placing lettuce between the bread and egg salad can help as well.
How Long Does Egg Salad Last?
While egg salad never lasts long in our house, you can keep this egg salad recipe in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
I hope you enjoy this classic egg salad recipe. I love it because it’s a basic recipe that you can alter in so many different ways to customize to your own taste! You might also like these other classic Southern recipes:
- Southern Deviled Egg Potato Salad
- Watergate Salad
- Lowcountry Boil
- Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits
- Southern Collard Greens Recipe
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