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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 garlic Dijon mayo dressing make up this classic egg salad. Add this to your Easter menu! 

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

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

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Hey, hey! Valentina with Valentina’s Corner sharing an Egg Salad Recipe.

Egg Salad Recipe:

This is easiest egg salad recipe and the perfect way to use up leftover hard-boiled eggs. Eggs with herbs, celery and crisp onion in the creamiest dressing makes for one amazing salad.

Egg salad can be served in so many different ways – as a side salad, on toast, etc (see more ideas below). Adding hard boiled eggs is a great way to pack more protein into Potato Salad,Pasta Chicken Caesar Salad or Salmon Cobb Salad. This classic salad is simple and just as satisfying, but so much faster to make!

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

What Goes Into an Egg Salad?

Though this is a simple recipe and uses basic ingredients of eggs, dill, chives, celery and onion in creamy garlic mayo, it tastes amazing. Here are suggestions for other ingredients to add to the salad for a fancier salad:

  • Protein- such as bacon, chicken or shrimp.
  • Veggies- tomatoes, cucumbers or carrots are great options.
  • Avocado- can either be cubed and added to the salad or blended with the dressing.

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:

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

  • Hard boil eggs and cool. Once cooled, cut into desired pieces (we like ours chunky)
  • Finely cube 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
  • Mix salad well to combine and enjoy!

Are Eggs Good for You?

Eggs are the least expensive high quality protein. They are nutrient dense 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. They also have zero carbs and no sugar. Read more below on free-range egg nutrition.

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

How to Serve Egg Salad-

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

  • Egg Salad Sandwich- Serve the egg salad as a sandwich between bread slices, as an open-faced sandwich or even in stuffed in a wrap or pita.
  • Avocado Egg Salad- Load the egg salad onto a halved avocado.
  • Lettuce wrap- Add the egg salad to lettuce or Romaine and enjoy as lettuce wraps.
  • Breakfast sandwich- Load salad onto toast for an easy breakfast sandwich, perfect.

Free Range Eggs Vs. Caged Eggs:

Pay attention to the packaging of the eggs you buy. According to our sources *(see below), free range hens have been shown to lay healthier eggs and more nutritious eggs which have:

  • 1/3 less cholesterol
  • 1/4 less saturated fat
  • 2/3 more Vitamin A
  • 2x more omega 3 fatty acids
  • 3x more vitamin E
  • 7x more beta-carotene

Free range eggs are also 98% less likely to carry salmonella since they are surrounded by better conditions, which is reason enough to buy free-range eggs.

Free Range Egg salad with creamy dressing garnished with dill and chives

More Egg Recipes to Try:

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

5 from 6 votes
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
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $3-$6
Keyword: egg salad
Calories: 290 kcal
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:

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


  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
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 380mg 127%
Sodium 565mg 24%
Potassium 146mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 2g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 16%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 5%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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*Egg nutrition information sourced from Healthline, Dr. Axe and 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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  • Betsy
    June 8, 2019

    Best egg salad ever. Great depth of flavor. Lots of ingredients but worth it. Will become my standard egg salad. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 8, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite! Reply

  • Jazz Sinclair
    May 17, 2019

    Im about to make this egg salad. What type of papricka do i use i have about 3 types. Love your recipees as they are always easy and delicious 😊 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 17, 2019

      Hi Jazz, We used original paprika. Reply

  • Dina
    April 15, 2019

    I added pickles turned out delicious!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 15, 2019

      That’s so great Dina! I’m so happy you enjoyed that Reply

  • Alina
    April 12, 2019

    Looking forward to making this. How long does it stay refrigerated without going bad? Reply

  • Racheal
    April 11, 2019

    Not a regular of egg salad here in Uganda but am surely going to try it. Thanks Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 11, 2019

      I hope you love it Racheal! Reply

  • April 10, 2019

    Egg salad is such a staple here in the South and this recipe is one that I’ll definitely have to try!


    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I hope you enjoyed that. Reply

  • Gary Hohenstein
    April 10, 2019

    I find your claims of the difference between free range and caged eggs rather amazing.
    1/3 less cholesterol
    1/4 less saturated fat
    2/3 more Vitamin A
    2x more omega 3 fatty acids
    3x more vitamin E
    7x more beta-carotene

    Please tell us the scientific references you used to cite this. I would like to read them for myself. Reply

  • Aimee Shugarman
    April 10, 2019

    My favorite way to make egg salad! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2019

      Hey same here! Thank you so much for sharing that with me Aimee! Reply

  • Billy
    April 10, 2019

    Love how chunky this is, have never tried it like that but I for sure will now! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2019

      I hope you love it Billy! Reply

  • Ralph Martin
    April 10, 2019

    Add pickled onions to recipe instead of red onions. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2019

      That sounds lovely! Thank you for that suggestion! Reply

  • Becky Hardin
    April 9, 2019

    This is the most perfect egg salad ever. I have to make asap! YUM! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2019

      I look forward to your feedback, Becky! Reply

  • Julie
    April 9, 2019

    Love how easy this is! The suggestion of it in a lettuce wrap is great. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 9, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Julie! Reply

  • Beth Pierce
    April 9, 2019

    What a great side dish for a picnic! Looks delicious! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 9, 2019

      I hope you love it, Beth! Thank you for that awesome review! Reply

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