Egg Salad Sandwiches are simple yet delicious. Packed with flavor and texture, this sandwich is a comfort food that stands the test of time. Whether you’re planning a picnic, a school lunch, or a quick bite, this Egg Salad Sandwich is the ultimate choice.

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Why I Love This Recipe

If there’s one food you can always find in our refrigerator, it’s hard boiled eggs. I usually buy a dozen every Sunday at the farmer’s market, boil them up as soon as we get home and then put a big bowl of them in the fridge. Packed with protein and iron, these little orbs are a favorite with everyone in our house, especially when they’re on the go. Hard boiled eggs are super versatile but one of our favorite recipes to make with them is egg salad. Here’s why:

  • Versatility: Whether it’s between your favorite bread slices, enveloped in a wrap, or on top of a bed of greens, egg salad can be enjoyed in so many different ways.
  • Nutritional Value: Eggs pack abundant protein, essential vitamins, and minerals, rendering making salad sandwiches a wholesome, satisfying choice.
  • Quick and Convenient: With just a handful of basic ingredients, you can quickly whip up a batch of egg salad – perfect for rushed days or impromptu meals.
  • Crowd-Pleasing: Whether at a family get-together, picnic or school lunch, egg salad sandwiches are a crowd favorite, disappearing in no time.
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The Ingredients

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Dill pickle
  • Mayonnaise
  • Fresh dill
  • Celery
  • Lemon juice
  • Kosher salt
  • Sandwich bread of choice

*Refer to the recipe card below for the full list of ingredients and exact measurements.

How to Make an Egg Salad Sandwich

  • Combine all ingredients, besides the sandwich bread, in a bowl.
  • Toast bread until golden if desired.
  • Place filling on top of 2 pieces of bread and top with second pieces of bread to make sandwiches.
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Egg Salad Sandwiches Substitutions and Additions

While I like to believe this egg salad recipe is unbeatable, don’t hesitate to experiment with substitutions to match your preferences or dietary requirements:

  • Mayonnaise: Opt for a lighter choice by substituting some mayo with Greek yogurt or mashed avocado. You can also use veganaise if you prefer.
  • More Add-Ins: Have fun with your ingredients and feel free to add what you love. Dijon mustard, grated carrots and capers would be great additions. People can get quite finicky about what goes in their egg salad, though, so know your audience!
  • Spices: My recipe just calls for some salt, lemon juice and dill to brighten it up, but feel free to experiment with other herbs and spices. Curry powder, parsley and chives or even some sriracha are a few ideas to inspire you!
  • Ditch The Bread: The best part about egg salad is that it can be enjoyed in so many different ways. Eat it in a sandwich, of course, but also you can nix the bread and add it to a wrap. Or on top of a beautiful bed of greens or just simply with some crackers.
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Recipe Tip

Looking for how to get perfect boiled eggs every time? It’s easy! Here’s how:

  • Place the eggs in a large pot and cover with cold water.
  • Bring the water and eggs to a boil and then turn off the heat.
  • Allow the eggs to remain in the hot water for 10-12 minutes.
  • Pour off the hot water and cover eggs with cold water and a handful of ice (this stops the cooking process).
  • Drain, cool and use in your favorite recipes.

More Egg Recipes

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Egg Salad Sandwiches are great to put in a school lunch too to switch things up a bit. School lunch is where you can make food really fun for your kids. After these Egg Salad Sandwiches you should make one of these Animal Face Toasts which are too cute for words, a Monogram Sandwich or any of these Vegetarian Sandwich Ideas. Varying your school lunches helps kids learn to love food and be excited about eating things that are good for them!

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An Egg Salad Sandwich is delectable with its creamy and satisfying filling. Plus, it’s super customizable to your tastes so everyone wins! What do you put in your Egg Salad? Let me know in the comments below or on social media!

Images by Ivan Solis


Egg Salad Sandwich

Whether you're planning a picnic, a school lunch, or a quick bite, this Egg Salad Sandwich is the ultimate choice.
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Course: lunch
Servings: 2
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes



  • Combine the first 7 ingredients in a bowl.
  • Toast bread until golden if desired. 
  • Place filling on top of 2 pieces of bread and top with second pieces of bread to make sandwiches.


Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 382mg | Sodium: 1369mg | Potassium: 364mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 689IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 3mg
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. Hi,
    Our 15 month old toddler will eat eggs cooked in dishes but not by itself or in sandwiches.
    Do you have any recipe tips?


  2. This is the first egg salad recipe that doesn’t call for mustard, THANK YOU! 🙂 I *hate* the taste and smell of mustard.

  3. I was stuck for something to make for my son for dinner. Luckily, I had hard-boiled some eggs. I made this egg salad and it’s PERFECT. He loves it so much. Made it again last night and it was like I had bought him Hot Wheels! Thanks.

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