Egg Salad Article

How to Make Egg Salad + Egg Salad Recipe

Publish Date May 12, 2022 2 Minute Read

Egg salad is the do-it-all dish. It’s great in a sandwich or on toast, or even nested in an avocado half. It can be served in a lettuce wrap or atop a salad. It can be eaten as a side dish or scooped up with crackers.

In short, it adds a little egg-stra to any meal. It may be synonymous with summer picnics and barbecue buffets, but its versatility makes it ideal any time of year for a lunch or snack.

Let’s whip up a batch and then explore some variations on this tasty treat.

Egg Salad Recipe

This creamy classic is enhanced by crunchy veggies and brightened by a dash of lemon juice. Serve it on its own or scoop it onto a soft roll for a satisfying sandwich.

When hard-boiling eggs, make sure you cook them at least 10-12 minutes so the yolks are fully set.

Prep Time: 10 min.

Total Time: 10 min.

Serves: 4

Difficulty: Easy


  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and quartered
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1 medium lemon
  • 1 Tbsp. finely minced onion
  • ¼ cup scallions, white and pale green parts only
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ¼ tsp. paprika


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and lemon juice. Stir in onion, scallions, parsley, salt and pepper.
  2. Add eggs; mix well and chill. Sprinkle with paprika before serving.

What Can I Add to Egg Salad?

If you’re looking to level up your egg salad, some key substitutions can provide new taste experiences. Using yellow or Dijon mustard rather than lemon juice adds a tangy taste to this dish. Our Dill Egg Salad Sliders recipe uses fat-free Greek yogurt to provide a protein-packed pick-me-up, with less fat than mayo-based versions. Sriracha Egg Salad Sandwiches add a spicy kick to another Greek yogurt-based blend. Or if you want a loaded egg salad sandwich, toppings like bacon, lettuce and cheese will add extra flavor.

How Long Does Egg Salad Last?

You’re ready to enjoy egg salad in multiple meals. So how long do you have? According to the USDA, if it has been properly stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator, egg salad is safe to eat within five days.

Whether you’re planning a picnic or just meal-planning for your work week, egg salad is an All-American dish that never disappoints. For more meal planning inspiration, check out our Meal Solutions page.