Easy Egg Salad


It’s that time of year when many families with children find that their baskets and refrigerators runneth over with hard-boiled eggs. What to do with them all?! My favorite solution to the problem has always been deviled eggs, but today I am going to share with you my second favorite:  Egg Salad Sandwiches.


I love egg salad and as far as I’m concerned, the simpler the recipe, the better. Some things in life are not meant to be fooled around with and I believe that egg salad is one of those things. So, you will find nothing fancy in my egg salad and I’m pretty sure you’ll like it that way too. I learned to make it this way from my mother-in-law Sharon, who makes the most amazing egg salad but curiously, won’t eat it herself.

This recipe uses mustard powder rather than prepared mustard, and if you use enough, the salad will have a little bite. Feel free to add more mustard powder than the recipe says if you, like me, enjoy just a bit of that hot mustard burn. If not, just follow the recipe instructions, and you’ll have a nice, mild, creamy, eggy experience. Also, try using a pastry blender to chop your eggs – you won’t believe you actually used to chop them all by hand!

Update: To learn how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs, head over to Kalyn’s Kitchen for instructions and more hard-boiled egg recipes!


Easy Egg Salad

4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
1/4 – 1/2 C. mayonnaise
1 – 2 t. Coleman’s mustard powder
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

1. Place whole eggs in a bowl and, using a pastry blender, mash eggs until they are finely chopped.
2. Add 1/4 C. mayo and 1 t. mustard powder then stir to blend. Taste and then adjust amounts of mayo and mustard powder to suit your own taste.
3. Season well with salt and pepper.
4. Serve on your choice of bread.

Yield: enough for two sandwiches

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  1. Bladacimi

    hey 🙂
    its very interesting article.
    Nice post.
    realy gj

    thank you 😉

    2:28 pm  Sep 2nd, 2008
  2. brenda

    I use soy sauce & a little tabisco.just don’t add salt cuz soy sauce to be too salty

    1:15 pm  Sep 3rd, 2008
  3. Fran McDonald

    Chopped olives are the greatest with Egg Salad Sandwiches! I hold the mustard so the olive taste is not hidden.

    I have used Miracle Whip or Mayonaise. Both are good. Just don’t leave out the chopped olives!

    6:30 pm  Apr 10th, 2009
  4. Elaine W Krause

    So much energy and feedback over such a simple recipe! THAT’s the mark of a great blog.

    As for Miracle Whip in egg salad — sacrilege!!

    Two more suggestions, if you don’t have one of those little pastry hoosies. 1) is to use the larger-holed side of a box grater; or 2) one of those egg slicer devices. If you lift the sliced egg out of the slicer, turn it 90 degrees and set it down again, the slicer can provide you reasonably well-sliced eggs. I use method 2 for tuna or other meat salads; use the grater for egg salad.

    8:03 pm  Apr 11th, 2009
  5. Fran McDonald

    Addiing finely shaved slithers of celery and a dash of ground minced garlic is good too. Not too much though; just a hint.

    The Miracle Whip does add a certain — Zing — ! My kids hate Mayo and love Miracle Whip!

    A hand held potato masher that has a plate with holes in it works great to mash boiled eggs also.

    8:36 pm  Apr 11th, 2009
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  8. David

    I love your site but I have to say I really don’t recommend 2 full tsp of dry mustard. I love dry mustard but It’s just a bit to tangy with 2 full tsp. We used six eggs and 2 tsp. of dry mustard and there was a pretty strong kick to it. A little more than was pleasant to ours pallets. I happen to use high quality fresh ground dry mustard which probably upped the anti a little but still 1 tsp. is probably plenty for most.

    10:48 pm  Aug 1st, 2009
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  11. Edward

    I use Greek yogurt instead of mayo and always use garlic in what I make

    6:57 am  Jul 8th, 2013
  12. Dianna

    WOW! Who’d a thunk you could teach an old (75) cook new tricks? While looking for a new recipe for egg salad, I found a great one AND a new use for the pastry blender that was very lonely from non-use. Thank you for both!

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  14. Tom A.

    UNBELIEVABLE!!!! I surf the web for food and recipes 2 or 3 hours a week.

    I have never seen anything that generated this much blog traffic for such a simple recipe.

    If there is such a category in Guiness’ Book of World Records I think you broke.

    Oh…..and I will be trying the egg salad recipe. Simple but decent.

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  15. Brenda

    I make my like yours but Instead of salt I add a tsp of soy sauce & a couple dashes of hot sauce.. My kids like a little bit of spicy foods.

    5:11 pm  May 1st, 2014
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