Delicious and Easy-to-Make Classic Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe

Delicious and Easy-to-Make Classic Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe

Discover the secrets to creating the most delicious egg salad sandwich you’ve ever tasted. This recipe combines perfectly cooked eggs, a zesty twist, and satisfying crunch for an unforgettable meal.

Embark on a culinary adventure to craft the ultimate egg salad sandwich. This recipe isn’t just another run-of-the-mill creation; it’s a harmonious blend of flavors and textures that will elevate your lunch game to new heights.

What sets this egg salad apart? It’s all about balance. We’ve perfected the art of cooking eggs to achieve that coveted just-set yolk and tender whites. But the magic doesn’t stop there. We’ve added a bright, fresh twist and a variety of textures that span from luxuriously creamy to delightfully crunchy.

Ready to revolutionize your egg salad experience? Let’s dive in!

The Art of Egg Preparation

The foundation of any great egg salad is, of course, perfectly cooked eggs. We’ve cracked the code (pun intended) on achieving eggs with yolks that are just set without being chalky, paired with tender whites. This method ensures we’re starting on the right foot for an exceptional egg salad.

Crushing It: The Secret Technique

When it comes to preparing egg salad, the way you break down your eggs is crucial. After extensive testing, we’ve discovered the ultimate method: crushing the eggs by hand.

Why does this technique reign supreme? Your hands offer a gentler touch than kitchen tools, allowing you to break down the yolks without pulverizing the whites. The result? An egg salad with satisfying chunks of egg white, all enveloped in a luscious, creamy mixture of yolks and mayonnaise.

Flavor Perfection

Now, let’s talk about seasoning. We’ve fine-tuned this recipe to create a bright, fresh-tasting egg salad that still maintains its rich, creamy character. The secret weapons? A touch of lemon juice and zest, coupled with a sprinkle of parsley.

In our quest for the perfect allium, we were surprised to find that scallions emerged as the crowd favorite. Their mild, fresh flavor complements the eggs beautifully without overpowering the other ingredients.

For those who crave an extra layer of crisp texture, we suggest adding thinly sliced radishes. They provide a delightful crunch and a peppery kick that takes this sandwich to the next level.

The Ultimate Creamy Egg Salad Sandwich


  • 6 large hard steamed eggs, chilled and peeled
  • 1/4 cup homemade or store-bought mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon zest and 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup finely diced celery (about 1 small stalk)
  • 1/4 cup finely sliced scallions, white and pale green parts only (about 2 scallions)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Bread, lettuce, and thinly sliced radishes, for serving (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, mayonnaise, lemon juice, celery, scallions, and parsley. Using your hands, gently squeeze the eggs through your fingers, mixing the contents until you reach your desired consistency. If you prefer, you can use a firm whisk to mash and mix instead. Season generously with salt and pepper to taste. Serve your creation as sandwiches with sliced radishes and lettuce on your favorite bread, or enjoy it however you like!

Make Ahead

You can store this delicious egg salad in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
215 Calories
18g Fat
2g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 215
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 286mg 95%
Sodium 272mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 157mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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