Classic Egg Salad Recipe

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Sometimes sticking to the basics is best, just like with this Classic Egg Salad Recipe. Simple but filling!

Sometimes sticking to the basics is best, just like with this Classic Egg Salad Recipe. Simple but filling!

Classic Egg Salad Recipe

A classic egg salad recipe should be in everyone’s repertoire. It can be a hearty and satisfying lunch for one, or a slightly dressed up side dish at a gathering. Egg salad does not require much in the way of cooking skills, so virtually anyone can make this.

Egg Salad

A classic Egg salad recipe is also easily jazzed up. Sure, the simple, basic recipe tastes terrific on its own. But there are also a TON of yummy add-ins you can throw in the recipe to really make a simple egg salad recipe something special.

Some of my favorites are:

  • dijon mustard
  • dill pickle relish
  • fresh herbs — dill, parsley, and chives are all delicious
  • paprika
  • Sriracha sauce (for the more adventurous palates) or Tabasco
  • 1/2 mashed avocado
  • bacon bits

Egg Salad is a lifesaver for me some nights if I forget to take something out of the freezer for dinner early enough. I can quickly whip up a hearty egg salad sandwich for everyone to make a simple but hearty and healthy dinner.

This recipe serves 2, but you can easily adjust it to make more or less.

If you are making this recipe to use up an excess of eggs from your chickens, you will also want to take a look at all of these other Ways to Use Up Eggs!

Classic Egg Salad Recipe


  • 4 eggs hard-boiled. I use this technique to peel them easily.
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 celery rib finely diced
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Use an  Egg Slicer to slice the peeled eggs lengthwise, then pick it up and slice it again in the opposite direction.
  2. In a medium bowl, gently mix the eggs, the mayonnaise, and the celery.
  3. Add the spices and mix until combined.
  4. Serve on Basic White Bread or on a bed of greens.

Tips for making Egg Salad:

Find more Hard Boiled Egg Recipes here.

 What do you like to add into your simple egg salad recipe to make it unique for your family? What do you normally serve with your egg salad?


This Simple Egg Salad Recipe was originally posted on Little House Living in August 2013. It has been updated as of September 2020.

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  1. When I make egg salad I peel the eggs then run them through my Salad Shooter with the shredding piece on it. Shreds them right up!