Simple Egg Salad
Do you know where Egg Salad came from? Google claims that there isn’t a particular person credited with the invention, but that it has been around since the early 1800’s.
Egg Salad… strange name to me. But then I have to be in the mood for eggs to enjoy them. My favorite way is the Quick and Easy version listed below:
Basic quick and easy egg salad….. Boil 1 egg. Peel, Chop and Mix with 1 tablespoon mayo. Salt/Pepper done!
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However, when I need to make a larger batch I use the following as a guide:
3-4 tablespoons mayonnaise (adjust to personal taste)
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
1 teaspoon dried parsley
salt and pepper to taste
~ Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water (check for freshness). Liberally salt water (will help the eggs seal to make easier peeling).
~ Bring water to a boil; cover, turn off heat and leave eggs along for 16 minutes.
~Pour off hot water and cover eggs in cold water to cool (toss in a couple of ice cubes to chill quickly).
~ Peel eggs as soon as possible.
Once eggs are peeled, place in large bowl and chop with a knife or pair of scissors. Yes, scissors work great in the kitchen for chopping and the kids can get involved!
Mix in the mayonnaise, mustard, celery, onion, parsley and salt and pepper.
Makes about 8-10 sandwiches
Try adding any of these to change it up:
~ Relish (sweet, butter or dill)
~ Sliced Almonds
~ Vinegar (replace the mustard)
~ Sour Cream (replace the mayo)
~ Peppers (Sweet Red or your choice)
Lynne B says
I’ve always wanted to try making egg salad. It’s never been something I’ve ordered before but I put hard-boiled eggs in my potato and macaroni salad, so why not!
My spouse works from home, so I’m always on the lookout for lunch ideas for him. He would love your version of a simple egg salad. And thanks for the variations, too!
Love egg salad sandwiches for a quick summer dinner.
Zulema A Tomlinson says
this looks so yummy!! i love egg salad.
Simple and yummy
lisa lo says
Which came first? The egg salad or the chicken salad?
Sarah Elyce says
I’m 5 1/2 months pregnant and have been loving deviled eggs and egg salad. 🙂
I love egg salad. So yummy. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us.
I love eggs, I have 18 chickens and so eggs are a part of my daily life. This looks like a nice, simple recipe for egg salad. Thanks.
Jasmine P says
I love egg salad!
Jennifer Hiles says
I love egg salad but I never think to make it. I was once told to put a little dab of peanut butter into the recipe. My initial thought was “uh, gross” but it’s actually delicious. I really recommend it!
Tamra Phelps says
I agree! I always wondered why we call it egg SALAD. But I love it.
I love Egg Salad Sandwiches. Make them often. If you ever don’t know what to do with leftover deviled eggs…chop them up-instant egg salad!
laurie nykaza says
1 teaspoon fried parsley haven’t tried it with that added to the recipe will have to give it a try sounds delicious
I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve EVER ate egg salad, lol. I like eggs though, but my Mom never did so she never made it. I may have to make some of my own just to try it out!
Sky Evans says
This looks great.
Natasha @ Houseful Of Nicholes says
Egg salad is one of life’s simplest treasures. LOL! I love it as well, but my kids don’t appreciate eggs, so I’m often making the “for one” option!
Melissa @ Stockpiling Moms says
I LOVE egg salad! One of the cheapest lunches ever!
Krystle(Baking Beauty) says
I love egg salad! I’ll have to try using onion in it, that sounds like a great combo!
Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired says
I’m not a fan of egg salad but many of my family members are so I’ll have to share this with them.
amber whitehead says
I love egg salad.
I love eggs and like egg salad….but husband doesn’t. Eggs are really good for you. I normally eat 3 egg whites and 2 egg yellow!! Thanks for the recipe.
I mostly eat hard boiled eggs if I eat them at all–but the quick and simple egg salad just might work for me!!
Amber Edwards says
I’m not a fan of egg salad, but everyone else in the family is. lol. I guess I’m the odd one out.