The Very Best Egg Salad Recipe

Light and creamy, this is the very Best Egg Salad recipe ever. Simple ingredients are blended together to create a flavorful salad that’s perfect for lunch, brunch or a light dinner. Top a cracker for a healthy afternoon snack.  A refrigerator staple!

Super easy to make, this is the Very Best Egg Salad recipe. Perfect every time. |

I had such a great day today!  The weather has been warm enough that the pool crew was able to come back and tile our pool!  Yay!  It made me so excited for summer to come but I did have to keep telling myself it was still February for a few more hours and we still have a long ways to go before we can even begin filling the pool. Plus, the yard is still a horrible mess and I need to order all the furniture or we’ll be sitting on towels sunning ourselves on the concrete.  I know…first world problems. BUT I’m so excited to have my own pool this year that is not filled with my very own hot air.

Super easy to make, this is the Very Best Egg Salad recipe. Perfect every time. |

I’m already dreaming of long, lazy days floating around sipping on a fruity cocktail and snacking on light bites like canapes and egg salad sandwiches.  I mean, really….who doesn’t love a homemade egg salad sandwich. And with Easter right around the corner, you’re going to need the perfect recipe to use up all those leftover Easter eggs. Am I right?

Super easy to make, this is the Very Best Egg Salad recipe. Perfect every time. |

I am VERY confident to say that this is the very BEST Egg Salad recipe ever. I’ve been playing around with it for years and what I found is you only need a few simple ingredients in perfect proportion to make this salad great. Good mayonnaise (I am a Hellmann’s fan for decades), ground mustard, fresh scallions, crisp celery, fresh hardboiled eggs….you get the picture. And if anyone has tips on how to peel hardboiled eggs perfectly….I’m all ears. Seriously…what’s the deal there???  I’m seriously baffled.

Super easy to make, this is the Very Best Egg Salad recipe. Perfect every time. |

I love to have a stash of egg salad at the beginning of the week for quick meals whether it be breakfast, lunch or a light afternoon snack. The Very Best Egg Salad is the way to go. It’s right up there with my freezer breakfast sandwiches or THESE Denver Omelet Egg Muffins.…always ready when you are.


Super easy to make, this is the Very Best Egg Salad recipe. Perfect every time. |

The Very Best Egg Salad Recipe

Course: brunch, lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: egg salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 165 kcal
Author: Kellie

Simple and easy, this Egg Salad is not heavy on the mayonnaise.  Light and filling.



  • 7 hard boiled eggs peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 3 scallions chopped
  • 1 celery stalk finely chopped
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the eggs, mayonnaise, ground mustard, scallions, celery, salt and pepper until thoroughly combined.
  2. Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts
The Very Best Egg Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 169mg56%
Sodium 147mg6%
Potassium 80mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

36 comments on “The Very Best Egg Salad Recipe”

  1. I would love to make your egg salad but there is no recipe. Can you share your recipe?

    I would appreciate it if you would.

    Thanks for your time & consideration.


  2. I’m afraid that I don’t see either a recipe or a link to it. I’ll check back again to try to find it. Not sure what I’m missing.

  3. Did you ever find the secret to a perfectly boied egg? Cover eggs with water, bring to full rollig boil. Put the lid on the pot and TURN THE HEAT OFF, after 15 minutes, pourout the hot water nd cover wilth cold water nd peel. Th methodp is from Rachel Ray and works every time. Good luck!

  4. I put vinegar in the water with the eggs before boiling them. They peel perfectly after cooking them in cold water.

  5. I put vinegar in water before boiling them then cool them under cold running water. They peel perfectly.

  6. Easy way to shell hardboiled eggs.

    1.When done empty hot water.
    2.Place one egg in empty pan.
    3.Shake it vigorously cracking the shell.
    4.Take out of pan and prise the shell off with a teaspoon, curved side against the egg.

  7. The pioneer woman has the best easy fool-proof egg boiling/peeling method. I will NEVER use another! She has it on Pinterest. Place eggs in already boiling water. Boil 13 minutes, remove to an ice bath for 5 minutes. The shells fall off! Thanks for the egg salad recipe!

  8. Peeling the perfect egg every time! I came across a technique that is simply steaming the eggs for 20 min, cool, and peel. I’ve found this to works perfectly for fresh farm eggs too. I have a pot with a steamer basket. I add about 2 inches of water below the basket (not touching), put my eggs in the basket, place the lid on top, and turn the burner on high to start steaming. Once I can here the water is likely boiling I turn the timer on for 20 minutes, and then turn the burner off when the timer goes off. Sometimes I let them sit and cool in the pot with the lid on, other days when I’m impatient and want to eat them right away I put them in cool water for a few minutes and then peel away!! It was almost therapeutic to peel eggs the first time I did this method! So freeing not to have to fight with the egg shells! Good luck! 

  9. I’ve made this a few times. Super yummy. I just noticed your nutritional information. Is that for the entire salad or a serving? And if it’s for a serving how many servings did you determine this salad to feed? Thank you so much 🙂

  10. Whoops! Just scrolled to top of recipe and see the information I was looking for was listed above recipe! Thanks!

  11. I plunge them immediately in ice water and leave sit for a couple minutes. Then I very gently squeeze just until the shell cracks. Peel comes right off. Hope this helps. 🙂

  12. This was yummy.  Haven’t had egg salad for years.  I didn’t have celery so I added celery salt.  No pickles either.  I added lemon pepper.  But I will definitely make this with your ingredients the next time.

  13. Kellie, I’m going to make your Egg Salad in the morning. It’s what I’ve been looking for. Now I want you to try out HOW TO BOIL EGGS IN THE OVEN, like I do. They come out perfect every time. I did not invent this. You can Google this topic & you will see many videos on You Tube as well as written out instructions at other websites. Search if you like, but it’s as simple as this: How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven – Eating on a Dime
    Mar 03, 2017 · Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (OR 325 if you feel your oven runs too hot). Place eggs (as many as you want!) in a muffin pan (or mini-muffin pan) to prevent them from rolling around. Cook for 30 minutes & then take eggs out of oven. Immediately place eggs in a bowl & quickly cover them with ice water & leave for 10 minutes. This stops the cooking process as well as makes the eggs very easy to peel. No kidding, I can peel an egg in less than a minute. Simply crack the egg on the side of the sink and move it around pressing against the sink just enough so that the whole shell has cracked lines. Then hold the egg under a fine stream of running water while pulling the shell off with the pad of you thumb. With practice you’ll get a perfect egg with no nicks. You will never regret peeling eggs again!

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