Egg Salad Recipe

Egg Salad Recipe
Staff Writer
Egg Salad

Allison Beck

Egg Salad

Whether you’re three or 30, there is something comforting about a cool and creamy egg salad sandwich. Making egg salad is simple to do if you’ve got eggs and mayonnaise around the house. It’s also supremely versatile.

This is a recipe for a plain-Jane version. I like to add finely chopped celery and jalapeño for a kick (and green tint). Others will add mustard or pickles — even truffle oil! There is no right or wrong addition — well, bacon would be good, though peanut butter… OK, maybe there are some additions that just don’t work.

What’s your favorite way to dress up egg salad?


  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1-2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • 1-2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeño
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise (you can cut it with half Greek yogurt for a lighter, tangy salad)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Salad greens (optional)
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread (optional)


In a medium bowl, lightly mash the egg until in ½-inch chunks. Add the celery and jalapeño and mix well. Add the mayonnaise to taste and mash well. Season to taste. Serve alone, atop a salad, or between two slices of bread

Egg Salad Shopping Tip

The fresher the better. Eggs in supermarkets don't even have half the flavor of fresh eggs. Try to make some time and head to the nearest farmer's market and treat yourself to some farm fresh eggs. They may be pricier but you get every cent back in flavor and a golden orange yolk.

Egg Salad Cooking Tip

With eggs, cooking at a low temperature is almost always preferred. It allows the eggs to keep better texture. Also if you ever mix your uncooked and hard boiled eggs, do not fret. A trick to distinguish the two is a spin on the counter top. Hard boiled eggs will spin with ease while uncooked eggs won't get any momentum.