Egg Salad Recipe with the Best Dressing

Truly the best Egg Salad Recipe you are going to try with minimal ingredients and so quick to make. Hard-boiled eggs with celery, dill, seasoning, and chives in a creamy dressing make up this classic egg salad.

Egg salad in a serving bowl with a spoon and topped with chives.

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Egg Salad Recipe

This is the easiest egg salad and the perfect way to use up leftover Easter eggs. You’ll love the short list of ingredients but it’s all you need to make one amazing salad: hard-boiled eggs, herbs, celery, and crisp onion in the creamiest dressing.

This can be served in so many different ways – as a side salad, on toast, etc (see more ideas below). This traditional salad is simple, satisfying and a perfect additon to your Easter menu.

Quick Egg Salad in a serving bowl with a spoon and garnished with herbs,

Ingredients for Egg Salad

Though this is a simple recipe and uses basic ingredients, it tastes amazing. If you want to dress it up and make it fancier, try these add-ins:

  • Protein- such as crispy bacon, chicken or shrimp.
  • Veggies- tomatoes, cucumbers or carrots are great options. We also love dill pickle egg salad.
  • Avocado- can either be cubed and added to the salad or blended with the dressing to replace some of the mayo.

Pro Tip: If you will be adding other ingredients to the salad, prepare a larger portion of the dressing.

Chopped ingredients in individual bowls before mixing.

How to Make Egg Salad

Homemade egg salad doesn’t get any easier than this. Just be sure your eggs have cooled completely before preparing the salad or make them ahead and refrigerate until ready to use.

  1. Boil eggs and cool then cut into desired pieces (we like ours chunky for better texture)
  2. Finely chop the celery and red onion (sweet onion may be substituted for red onion)
  3. Chop the chives (or green onions) and fresh dill
  4. Prepare homemade dressing – stir the ingredients together in a bowl
  5. Mix salad well to combine and coat in the dressing

How to Cook Eggs for Egg Salad?

No matter if you boil your eggs on the stove or in the instant pot, be sure they are hard-boiled, but not overcooked. Overcooked eggs end up with a green ring around the yolk. Follow these tutorials for perfect hard-boiled eggs every time:

Boiled egg, onion, celery, dill salad ingredients cubed in a bowl for Egg Salad.

The Best Dressing for Egg Salad

The dressing in any salad can really make or break a recipe. This awesome creamy dressing adds so much flavor to the simple salad. Eggs never tasted so good!

  • In a bowl, add the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, paprika, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Mix until the dressing is creamy and ingredients are well incorporated.
Collage how to make creamy Dijon mayonnaise dressing

Are Eggs Good for You?

Eggs are are an inexpensive, healthy, high-quality protein. We love recipes where eggs are the star ingredient like these incredible Deviled Eggs with Bacon and Egg Muffins.

Eggs are nutrient-dense, have zero carbs, no sugar, and will keep you feeling good throughout the day. Egg yolks are rich in choline which is important for brain and liver health. Eggs also contain lutein which benefits eye health.

How to Serve Egg Salad

Though the salad may be enjoyed as a side dish, it is rather versatile. Enjoy these other variations:

  • Egg Salad Sandwich – Serve the egg salad as a sandwich between bread slices, in a croissant, as an open-faced sandwich, or even stuffed in a wrap or pita.
  • Stuffed Avocado – stuff the salad into a halved avocados and serve.
  • Lettuce wrap – Add to lettuce cups or Romaine and enjoy as lettuce wraps.
  • Breakfast sandwich – Load salad onto toast for an easy breakfast sandwich.
Free Range Egg salad with creamy dressing garnished with dill and chives

How to Store Egg Salad?

Leftover egg salad should be stored covered in the refrigerator and can last 3-5 days. It should not be left at room temperature longer than 2 hours.

Pro Tip: If you refrigerate the salad, be sure to taste it before serving. Refrigerating tends to make the flavors more subtle as they meld together, so add some salt and seasoning to taste.

More Recipe with Boiled Eggs

I can’t wait for you to try this easy Egg Salad Recipe. Once you try it, you are going to make it over and over again!

Egg Salad Recipe with the Best Dressing

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Egg Salad with the best dressing in a serving bowl

The easiest Egg Salad Recipe. Hard-boiled eggs with chives, dill, celery and onion in the creamiest Dijon mayonnaise dressing.

Author: Valentina Ablaev

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egg salad




Lunch, Salad, Side Dish

Calories: 290 kcal

Servings: 4 people

For the Salad:

  • 8
    hard-boiled eggs
  • 2
    finely chopped
  • 3
    red onion
    finely chopped
  • 3
  • 3
  1. Cook eggs and cool. Once cooled, peel and chop eggs (we like ours chunky) and place into a salad bowl. 

  2. Add finely chopped celery, red onion, dill and chives. 

  3. In a separate bowl, combine ingredients for the dressing. Gently stir dressing into the egg salad until coated and serve. 

Nutrition Facts

Egg Salad Recipe with the Best Dressing

Amount Per Serving

Calories 290
Calories from Fat 216

% Daily Value*

Fat 24g37%

Saturated Fat 5g31%

Cholesterol 380mg127%

Sodium 565mg25%

Potassium 146mg4%

Carbohydrates 2g1%

Sugar 2g2%

Protein 13g26%

Vitamin A 800IU16%

Vitamin C 3.3mg4%

Calcium 50mg5%

Iron 1.2mg7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Egg nutrition information sourced from The Incredible Egg

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