The Best Egg Salad


Last Updated on June 15, 2021

egg salad

This flavorful and delicious egg salad is a summer staple! It’s simple to make, pairs perfectly with whole grain crackers, and comes together in 20 minutes.

Serve it on your favorite toasted bread or alongside your choice of veggies. This recipe is a new favorite in our house!

the best egg salad

The best egg salad

I was never a huge fan of egg salad. I liked it, but never went out of my way to make or buy it. Last week when my husband and I traveled to Miami, I discovered (after 8 years together) that he’s a huge fan of egg salad. He grabbed an egg salad sandwich from the hotel cafe almost every day for lunch.

Once we got back, I wanted to make my own version, with a little more flavor than the classic recipe.

the best egg salad

This flavorful salad is packed with dill, chives, and a hint of dijon mustard. It’s so creamy and delicious, and makes the perfect sandwich filling. It comes together in just a few easy steps.

How to make egg salad

  1. Boil your eggs
  2. Let them cool in an ice bath before peeling
  3. Peel the eggs and chop them up
  4. Mash them in a bowl together with the mayo, mustard, dill, chives, salt & pepper

SO simple & so good!

This dish will last in the fridge for up to 5 days. It’s a great make-ahead option for quick lunches or breakfasts during the week, and can be served in so many fun ways.

How to serve your egg salad

1. The perfect sandwich

One of my favorite ways to enjoy this salad is between two pieces of whole grain bread with some lettuce and a side of salted chips.

2. On top of whole-grain crackers

When I’m looking for a quick savory snack, I love to spread this egg salad over a couple of whole grain crackers.

3. With fresh veggies

If you’re looking for a lighter option, this would be delicious served alongside your favorite raw veggies!

This recipe is so easy to make, and definitely a crowd please! It’s going to be on repeat all summer.

More lunch ideas you may like:

Spinach & White Bean Burgers

Plant-forward Walnut & Black Bean Burritos

Feta & Veggie Frittata

The Best Egg Salad

5 from 2 votes
Course: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Side Dishes


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  • 6 large eggs

  • 3 tbsp 3 mayonnaise

  • 1/2 tbsp 1/2 dijon mustard

  • 1 tbsp 1 chives, minced

  • 2 tbsp 2 dill, minced

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 salt

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 black pepper


  • Boil your eggs for 10-12 minutes. Transfer them to a bowl of cold water and ice and let them rest for 5 minutes before peeling.
  • Peel your eggs and chop each one into pieces. Add them to a medium sized bowl with the mayo, mustard, chives, dill and spices.
  • Toss everything together using a fork, gently mashing the eggs as you go. I like to leave some small chunks of eggs in my egg salad.
  • Serve fresh over your favorite bread or cracker!
  • Refrigerate leftovers for up to 5 days.

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  1. Hey! So so yummy I paired this with bread as a sandwich and salad! Definitely going to be putting this as my lunch rotation thank you 💗

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