We love a classic yet delicious recipe for our beloved egg salad. Foll0w along as we use just 6 eggs to make this creamy egg salad for sandwiches. Egg salad is perfect for lunch or even a light snack.
Quick Classic Egg Salad:
Boil eggs for 10 minutes and rinse in cold water. Peel eggs and mash in a bowl with a fork. Add celery, mayo, mustard and salt & pepper. Sir and enjoy!
How to Make Egg Salad with Mayo – A Delicious Classic Egg Salad Recipe using 6 Eggs
We love egg salad! We love just about anything that has to do with eggs in general. Eggs are delicious and a powerhouse of nutrients. What’s not to love about them?
First thing you need to do when making egg salad is choose the healthiest eggs you can find. Remember, all eggs are not created equal.
How Long to Cook Eggs for Egg Salad?
Once you have found the best possible eggs, cook those eggs to perfection. Read more on how to boil eggs. For egg salad, you want about 10 minutes in boiling water until the yolk are firm. Fill a medium pot with water to just cover the eggs. Place the eggs in the pot. Bring water to a light boil; when the water boils, reduce the heat and let cook for 10 minutes. Drain the eggs and add some cold water to the pot.
How Long Does it Take to Make Egg Salad?
It takes about 15 minutes to make a delicious egg salad. Chop and prep your fresh celery while the eggs are cooking.
How to Cook Eggs for Egg Salad
How to Cook the Eggs – Simply place your 6 eggs in a pan with tap water, make sure the eggs can lay on the bottom of the pan in a single layer. Fill the pan with water until it just covers the eggs. About 1 or 2 inches above the eggs is fine. Bring the water (with the eggs in the pan) to a boil. Once the water starts to boil, reduce the heat to a low simmer and start your timer for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, carefully drain all of the hot water and then cover the eggs with cold water. Let this sit for a few minutes or until eggs are cool enough to peel.
What Ingredients are Needed to Make Classic Egg Salad?
- Fresh Organic Eggs
- Celery – organic if possible
- Dijon Mustard
- Salt & Pepper
Peel the eggs and place in a medium bowl. Start by gently pressing on the eggs with a fork. Keep working at it until the eggs are crumbled.
Once most of the eggs are crumbled, add the celery. Sprinkle the mixture lightly with salt and pepper. You want to salt and pepper the eggs before you add the dressing. Gently mix through the mayonnaise dressing and taste to see if it needs more salt or pepper.
This is a classic and favorite egg salad recipe.
- 6 large hard boiled eggs peeled
- salt & pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 2/3 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
Using a fork, crumble the eggs in a medium bowl.
Add the celery to the bowl and mix through.
Lightly salt & pepper.
Mix together the mayonnaise, mustard and vinegar and stir into the eggs.
How do You Make Egg Salad Sandwiches
STEP 1. First choose your favorite bread, bun or a croissant to make a sandwich with.
STEP 2. If using regular bread, toast the bread until it’s golden brown.
STEP 3. Add a thin layer of butter or mayonnaise to the toasted bread. (learn how to make your own mayonnaise.)
STEP 4. Spoon egg salad onto your bread of choice. Add lettuce or tomato to the egg salad sandwich.
What type of Sandwich to Make with Classic Egg Salad?
You can make a variety of different sandwich types with this egg salad recipe.
- Mini Sliders
- Toasted White Bread
- Whole Wheat Bread
- Sandwich Buns
How Many Eggs Per Person for Egg Salad?
2 eggs per person is perfect for a serving of egg salad.
Add More Protein to Your Egg Salad
Add leftover egg salad to make your yummy chicken salad. Chicken salad is delicious with a little prepared egg salad added in.
Egg Salad Tip –> Mix some of the leftover egg salad with tuna or salmon for a quick and delicious lunch.
Yum, serve your egg salad warm and fresh right after being made.
What to Add to Your Egg Salad Sandwiches
- Fresh tomato slices
- Sliced baked ham
- Sweet pickles
- Sliced black olives
How to Make Healthy Egg Salad
Choose organic eggs
Use a low-fat mayonnaise
Use half low-fat mayonnaise and half plain yogurt
Use more eggs and less dressing
What to Serve with Egg Salad
- You don’t have to make a sandwich with egg salad, you can serve on a bed of fresh lettuce!
- Seve with a side of fresh fruit
- Potato Chips or Fritos
- Fresh Apple slices or Watermelon
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