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 or even leftover Deviled 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 many ways – as a side salad, on toast, etc (see more ideas below). This traditional salad is simple, satisfying, and a perfect addition 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 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:

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.

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

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.

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 Sandwiches – 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 Bread.
  • Stuffed Avocado – stuff the salad into a halved avocado and serve.
  • Lettuce wrap – Add to lettuce cups or Romaine and enjoy as lettuce wraps as we did with our Chicken Salad.
  • Breakfast sandwich – Load salad onto English Muffins for an easy Breakfast Sandwich.

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.

Egg salad with creamy dressing garnished with dill and chives

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!

More Recipe with Boiled Eggs

Egg Salad Recipe with the Best Dressing

5 from 208 votes
Author: Valentina Ablaev
The easiest Egg Salad Recipe. Hard-boiled eggs with chives, dill, celery, and onion in the creamiest Dijon mayonnaise dressing. You can serve this in many ways from a side salad to an egg salad sandwich, over greens, or in lettuce cups.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 4 people

For the Salad:

  • 8 hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 Tbsp celery, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp dill, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp chives, chopped

For the Dressing:

Instructions

  • Cook eggs and cool. Once cooled, peel and chop eggs (we like ours chunky) and place into a salad bowl. 
  • Add finely chopped celery, red onion, dill and chives. 
  • In a separate bowl, combine the ingredients for the dressing. Gently stir the dressing into the egg salad until coated and serve. 

Notes

To Store Leftover Egg Salad: Egg salad should not be left at room temperature for longer than 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate for 3-5 days. Since the flavors mellow out at the salad stands, season to taste before serving.

Nutrition Per Serving

290kcal Calories2g Carbs13g Protein24g Fat5g Saturated Fat380mg Cholesterol565mg Sodium146mg Potassium2g Sugar800IU Vitamin A3.3mg Vitamin C50mg Calcium1.2mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Egg Salad Recipe with the Best Dressing
Amount per Serving
Calories
290
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
24
g
37
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Cholesterol
 
380
mg
127
%
Sodium
 
565
mg
25
%
Potassium
 
146
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
2
g
1
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
13
g
26
%
Vitamin A
 
800
IU
16
%
Vitamin C
 
3.3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
50
mg
5
%
Iron
 
1.2
mg
7
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: egg salad
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 290
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*Egg nutrition information sourced from The Incredible Egg

Valentina Ablaev

I am Valentina, the creator behind the food blog Valentina’s Corner where I share our family’s favorite recipes. When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and 5 children. We invite you to join us on our blogging journey!

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  • Janet LM
    May 2, 2024

    My family loves egg salad. This recipe is very delicious 😋 and my family loves it too. Love your videos.

    Reply

  • Margaret Hoyle
    March 23, 2024

    Could i use something else in place of the dill.
    Thank you in advance.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 23, 2024

      Hi Margaret! We really love the addition of dill but feel free to experiment with any other fresh herb of your choice, like parsley, chives, etc.

      Reply

  • Rene B
    March 22, 2024

    What could be substituted for the mayo, I can’t have mayo but the recipe sounds delicious.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 22, 2024

      Hi Rene! Using Mayo gives this the best flavor, but feel free to experiment with it sour cream, Greek yogurt, avocado, etc.

      Reply

  • Kelly L
    March 8, 2024

    OMG – delicious!! Soooo much better than the boring way I’ve been making it all my life. I made it a few days ago and couldn’t stop thinking about. I even went to Costco today (Friday!) which I would never, ever do just to get more eggs to make it again today.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 8, 2024

      I’m so glad you loved it, Kelly!

      Reply

  • Pat L Wonsettlerer
    March 4, 2024

    Very tasty! We loved it!
    Thank you.
    I’ve liked every recipe of yours that I have tried!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 4, 2024

      That’s wonderful to hear, Pat!

      Reply

  • Adrienne Wright
    March 3, 2024

    I can’t wait to try this, I always have a lot of eggs in my regrigerator in the spring and summer because I don’t do a lot of baking then, but now making egg salad makes sense and it looks so good. Keep the recipes coming, I haven’t had a failed one of yours yet.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 4, 2024

      Thank you! I hope you’ll enjoy all of the recipes that you will try.

      Reply

  • Joy
    March 1, 2024

    DELICIOUS !!! This egg salad is just amazing. Love your site. I have tried many of your recipes and loved everyone you are so Bubbly when you cook just love it. Thank you Natasha
    Thanks to your Husband for the the videos.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 1, 2024

      Hi Joy! Thank you so much. I’m so happy that you’re enjoying the blog and the recipes.

      Reply

  • Carol
    February 29, 2024

    Here’s the thing. I thought I made the best egg salad in the world. I love it chunky, (slice with egg slicer) as some people even mash with fork,ugh NO not for me! I love those nice chunks and yes it does affect the taste.
    I am fortunate to have access to duck eggs which are just fabulously rich and even tast better boiled just til done-no grey overdone yolks here. I love the bit of crunch from some finely chopped celery and chives, always add a bit of dijon to the dressing and salt and pepper BUT how did I never hear of putting dill in egg salad???? It just makes perfect sense that this will make the most delicious egg salad ever and I cannot wait to try it. I am boiling the eggs as I write and will be enjoying it very soon. Thanktyou for the inspiration!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 29, 2024

      You’re welcome! I hope it becomes your new favorite recipe.

      Reply

  • Mel
    February 27, 2024

    We made this for a family party and it was absolutely amazing. Such a crowd pleaser!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 28, 2024

      Yay, that’s wonderful! So good to hear that you it was a huge hit!

      Reply

  • Samantha
    February 27, 2024

    My family all agreed — this is the best egg salad I’ve ever made! Simple ingredients, fantastic flavor, and super easy to throw together. Thank you!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 27, 2024

      That’s wonderful to hear, Samantha!

      Reply

  • Catherine
    February 27, 2024

    I LOVE egg salad and always looking for a GREAT recipe. This sounds wonderful. I cannot wait to try it with our Easter eggs. I REALLY enjoy black olives on my egg salad, especially tangy kalamata black olives. YUM!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 27, 2024

      I hope you love it!

      Reply

  • Tracy Weicker
    February 3, 2024

    I make this quite often for my husband’s lunch. It’s very tasty Per him and that’s saying a lot!!! The measured amount of the dressing makes the egg salad to creamy. I have not ever used all of the dressing. Delicious!!!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 3, 2024

      Thanks for sharing, Tracy!

      Reply

    • BONIDA K KIMBROUGH
      February 19, 2024

      ,personally, would make 2 or 3 batches separately. That way you can more easily adjust the ingredients like salt, pepper etc.

      Reply

  • Paula French
    January 10, 2024

    This recipe sounds perfect for my granddaughters engagement party. ( I always have heaps of eggs!).
    I’m thinking I need to times the recipe x 5 but I’m worried about the seasoning in the dressing then bring too strong. Could I have your thoughts please?
    Regards
    Paula

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 10, 2024

      Hi Paula! When I increase this recipe, I increase all of the ingredients accordingly.

      Reply

  • Tamara Ruffin
    December 15, 2023

    I made your egg salad recipe today and it is absolutely delicious.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 15, 2023

      So glad to hear that, Tamara!

      Reply

  • SCwife
    October 27, 2023

    Finally got around to making this egg salad. It was well worth the wait!!! Delicious

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 28, 2023

      I’m so glad you loved it!

      Reply

  • Annie
    September 21, 2023

    Hands down the best egg salad I have ever made or eaten! Thank you for the recipe!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 21, 2023

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Annie!

      Reply

  • Kim Meseck
    July 12, 2023

    I love the comment about if you refrigerate egg salad the flavor becomes more subtle, test to see if more salt and pepper need to be added. Did not know this.

    LOVE the InstaPot egg salad recipe with the easy peel eggs. And diagram you included for hardness of different minute yolks.

    Natasha, you are a treasure! I just LOVE all your recipes, warm personality, and flair in presenting them. Please keep them coming!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 12, 2023

      You’re very welcome, Kim! Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I appreciate the love and support.

      Reply

  • Pamela Murphy
    April 8, 2023

    I usually put curry powder in mine. It adds so much flavour.
    Also gives them a taste that is distinctively different from the cold salads that they often accompany. Will try avacado next with the curry powder.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 8, 2023

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Pamela!

      Reply

  • Shan
    March 14, 2023

    Delicious and easy! After tasting it was a bit too much dill for us (I could have accidentally added too much) so I added an extra egg and more celery, now it’s perfect!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 14, 2023

      Hi Shan! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe, thank you for the feedback!

      Reply

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