The Best Egg Salad

The Best Egg Salad

This amazingly flavorful Egg Salad Sandwich recipe is made with Greek yogurt, fresh herbs, and the perfect amount of seasonings. It’s perfectly creamy and absolutely delicious!

My Very Favorite Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe

I feel like egg salad gets a bad rap. It’s a humble little dish, and can easily go wrong. But like so many simple things, when it’s done right it is downright delicious. And all it takes is a few basic ingredients that deliver both flavor and texture.

For starters, I skip the mayonnaise in favor of plain Greek yogurt. It’s a much healthier way to deliver the same creaminess I want, with a delightful tang that balances the rich flavor of the egg yolks. Chopped celery gives this salad a nice crunch. And then I take the flavor to the next level with fresh dill, mustard, and dried minced onions. This addition really was a game changer… they add tiny bits of crunch and so much flavor. The end result really makes this the best egg salad recipe ever.

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make this Egg Salad Sandwich:

  • Eggs
  • Celery– Optional, but I love the crunch.
  • Plain Greek Yogurt– You can also use mayonnaise or sour cream.
  • Yellow Mustard– Dijon or spicy mustard is yummy if you want a little extra zing.
  • Dill– I used fresh dill, but dried dill works great too.
  • Dried Minced Onion– You can also use 1/4 teaspoon onion powder. Minced red onion, chives or green onion is also delicious!
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Bread– We like to use a nice soft bread for egg salad sandwiches. We used sweet brown bread.
  • Greens– We like arugula, but spinach, romaine, and green leaf lettuce are also good!

How to Make Egg Salad Sandwiches:

  1. Hard boil the eggs. Allow the eggs to cool, then chop the eggs into small pieces. Put the eggs in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Add the dressing ingredients. Dice the celery and add to the bowl along with the yogurt, mustard, dill, dried onion, salt and pepper.
  3. Mix up the salad. Gently stir to combine. If you want a creamier salad, mash it up with a fork until you reach the desired consistency.
  4. Assemble the sandwiches. Divide the egg salad mixture between four slices of bread. Top with greens and another slice of bread. Dig in!

Tips & Suggestions

What is the best way to hard boil eggs?

For an easy, straightforward and fool-proof way to hard boil your eggs, place them in a pot and add cold water to cover them by about 1 inch. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, then cover and remove from the heat. Let it sit for 8-10 minutes, then drain and place in ice water.

Also Read : 43 Breakfast Ideas For Picky Eaters & Kids

How I should I serve egg salad?

I love to serve egg salad on a nice, soft bread. We used a sweet brown bread here, but white bread is classic and delicious. It’s also delicious served in a pita, in a wrap, or with a plate of crackers. Sometimes we enjoy it for breakfast by spreading it on a piece of toast!

How long does egg salad last?

Store leftover egg salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

Other tasty egg salad sandwich options:

  • Diced pickles
  • Other fresh herbs like basil, thyme, chives or tarragon
  • Top your sandwich with sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, or shredded carrots
  • Swap the greek yogurt for sour cream or mayonnaise
  • Bring some heat by adding a few dashes of hot sauce or crushed red pepper flakes
  • Boost the fiber and nutrition by adding canned white beans to your egg mixture

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Egg Salad Sandwich

This simple yet flavorful Egg Salad Sandwich is made with creamy Greek yogurt, tangy mustard, and a hint of fresh herbs, all nestled between two slices of soft bread.

Prep Time10 minutes

Cook Time0 minutes

Total Time10 minutes

Course: Lunch

Cuisine: American

Servings: 4

Calories: 275kcal

  • Dice the hard boiled eggs into small pieces and add to a medium size bowl.
  • Dice the celery and add to the bowl along with the yogurt, mustard, chopped dill, dried onion, salt and pepper to taste. Stir together gently until combined. If you like it more creamy, use the back of the fork to mash some of the mixture.
  • Spread the mixture between slices of bread, forming 4 sandwiches. Add a lettuce leaf to each sandwich if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!
  • You can store leftover egg salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 280mg | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2891IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 4mg

Keyword : Egg Salad Sandwich

Natalie Monson

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