Delicious Egg Salad for Sandwiches

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I used to reserve egg salad sandwiches for two occasions 1) when we ran out of sandwich meat and peanut butter at the same time or 2) when we needed to use up those brightly colored hard-boiled Easter eggs. Remember those blueish, greenish creations?

Thanks to my mom, though, I have recently re-discovered the simple, satisfying lunch found in a well-made egg salad sandwich. I try to keep my freezer stocked with Dave’s Killer Bread, and my refrigerator usually has egg cartons stacked two or three high, making this an easy, economical combination. If you don’t have bread on hand, make individual sandwich rolls using the Artisan Bread dough. It’s quicker and cheaper than running out to the grocery store for a loaf of bread.

The result is a fast, filling lunch, perfect for busy weekdays or laidback weekends.

Skeptical? Try this basic recipe. The celery, onions, and/or pickles could be ommitted, depending on your tastes. Try the basil, though. It really kicks the ordinary egg salad sandwich up a notch. Next time, I’m going to add some cooked, chopped bacon. Mmmm.

What goes well with egg salad sandwiches?

The best accompaniments for egg salad sandwiches include a range of options such as onion rings, french fries, chicken tenders, bacon, crab cakes, kale, sausages and peppers, brats,  white beans, roasted tomatoes, spam fritters, creamy coleslaw, green salad, yogurt parfaits, cheese sticks, fruit salad, peanut coleslaw, potato salad, and pickles. These side dishes add different flavors, textures, and nutritional elements to enhance the overall meal. From crunchy and savory choices like onion rings and bacon to refreshing options like kale and green salad, there is something for everyone’s taste.

How long to boil eggs for sandwiches?

To boil eggs for sandwiches, start by placing them in a saucepan and covering them with cold water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Allow the eggs to simmer for about 7 to 8 minutes for a hard-boiled consistency. The cooking time may vary slightly depending on the size of the eggs and your desired level of doneness. Once cooked, remove the saucepan from the heat and drain the hot water. Cool the eggs by either placing them in an ice bath or running them under cold water.

Is egg salad healthy to eat?

Egg salad can be a tasty sandwich option, but its healthiness depends on the ingredients and preparation methods used. Traditional egg salad recipes often contain mayonnaise, which can contribute to high levels of unhealthy fats, sodium, and calories. An average deli egg salad sandwich can have over 550 calories, 30 grams of fat, and 600 milligrams of sodium. However, there are ways to make egg salad healthier. By substituting lighter alternatives like Greek yogurt or avocado for mayonnaise, reducing sodium with herbs and spices, and adding vegetables for extra nutrients and fiber, the nutritional profile can be improved. It’s important to be mindful of portion sizes and to consider how egg salad fits into an overall balanced diet. By making conscious choices and opting for healthier alternatives, it’s possible to enjoy a delicious egg salad sandwich while still maintaining a nutritious eating plan.

Delicious Egg Salad for Sandwiches

This is a wonderful-tasting egg salad sandwich that you will definitely devour. It’s really good on rye.”
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  • Place the eggs in a saucepan and cover them with cold water.
  • Bring the water to a boil and then immediately remove the pan from the heat.
  • Cover the saucepan and let the eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Remove the eggs from the hot water, allow them to cool, and then peel and chop them.
  • Put the chopped eggs in a bowl and add the mayonnaise, green onion, and mustard. Mix everything together.
  • Season the mixture with paprika, salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Stir everything together until it's evenly mixed.
  • Serve the egg salad on your favorite bread or crackers.
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