This easy egg salad sandwich recipe is a classic crowd-favorite. It's SO simple to make and the combination of creamy egg salad on bread is perfection.
About This Recipe
This recipe is for a classic egg salad added to 2 slices of bread to make an egg salad sandwich! It's a popular favorite for a reason: it's easy, satisfying, and delicious.
You can make these sandwiches for lunch, dinner, meal prep; or slice them into smaller pieces for an appetizer/finger food. This is a recipe that you can't go wrong with...it's fail-proof and always a crowd-favorite.
Egg Salad Sandwich Ingredients
Here's what you'll need to make this recipe. The full recipe and ingredient list can be found at the bottom of the page.
- Hard boiled eggs
- Green onions
- Dijon mustard
- Lemon juice
- Lettuce, optional
How to Make an Egg Salad Sandwich
Here's how to make this recipe in 3 simple steps:
- Chop & mash the eggs: roughly chop the eggs. Add them to a large bowl and mash them a few times with a fork.
- Mix: add the remaining ingredients to the bowl with the eggs and stir until mixed.
- Make the sandwich: assemble the sandwich, optionally adding a layer of lettuce.
Here's some of the most popular substitutions and additions for this recipe:
- Mustard: this recipe calls for dijon but yellow mustard can be used instead if preferred.
- Lemon juice: in a pinch, this can be swapped for white vinegar (both add the needed acidity to the recipe).
- Celery: a rib of celery (finely diced) is a popular addition to this recipe and adds crispy texture.
- Chives: skip these if you don't love the taste or have trouble finding fresh ones.
- Lettuce: butter lettuce is a popular choice but any leafy green lettuce would be tasty.
Frequently Asked Questions
They can be eaten either way! Egg salad sandwiches are most popular served cold, but some people also enjoy them warm. A common way to serve them is with chilled egg salad on toasted bread.
Yes, you can make these sandwiches and store them (in an airtight container) overnight. Egg salad stored by itself will keep up for to 4-5 days, but you won't want to add it to your bread more than 24 hours in advance because it tends to make the bread soggy.
What you add on your egg salad sandwich depends on personal preference. You can add egg salad (plain) or a layer of lettuce or tomato.
How to Serve
These egg salad sandwiches can be served warm or cold. You can also add toppings to your sandwiches like lettuce, tomato, or red onion.
Egg salad sandwiches can be a main course for lunch or dinner; or slices them into quarters as a tasty appetizer/finger food.
PRO TIP: refrigerate your egg salad for 1-2 hours before assembling your sandwiches. This allows the flavors to marinate and the texture to thicken.
How to Store
- In the fridge: store your egg salad (without bread) in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days. Stir well before adding to bread and assembling sandwiches.
- In the freezer: it's not recommended to freeze egg salad because the texture will change and it tends to become too watery when thawed.
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Nutrition disclaimer: nutrition information is an estimate to the best of our availability; please note that nutrition information will vary based on the exact products and quantities used.