The BEST Egg Salad Sandwich

 
This egg salad has an extra burst of flavor from the dill. It’s creamy and delicious. Perfect for lunches and it’s the best egg salad sandwich!
 
 
This egg salad has an extra burst of flavor from the dill. It's creamy and delicious. Perfect for lunches and it's the best egg salad sandwich! ohsweetbasil.com
 

So, for years now I’ve been thinking that egg salad looked so lame and gross. I never even tried it because I didn’t see the point. And, let’s be honest, how often are you somewhere that you get offered egg salad? I know I never did. Earlier this year we went to a little sandwich shop that was new in town and my husband ordered an egg salad sandwich. I just looked at him. Seriously? That’s what you are getting? Well, I ordered my turkey and avocado and we ate lunch. I didn’t even think to try his sandwich, but I did say, “since when have you liked those?” I mean, we have been married for over 5 years and not once have I seen him eat egg salad. He explained he has always liked egg salad sandwiches he just doesn’t think about making it. Huh. Interesting.

 

Why Does Egg Salad Get Watery?

The main reason you are getting a watery salad, is because of the salt.

Salt is a dehydrator.

Almost every recipe I have seen, whether it is chicken, shrimp, crab, or egg salad, they all ask for salt.

Salts main job is to pull water out of foods.

Since water is in pretty much everything we eat, the salt will pull it out.

Which will leave you with a watery salad.

What I do in that case, is let the salt do it job.

Then dump the salad into a fine meshed strainer, and strain the water out.

Then put the salad back into the serving bowl, and serve.

The water will be gone, and the flavors will intensify a little more.

 

 

 

This egg salad has an extra burst of flavor from the dill. It's creamy and delicious. Perfect for lunches and it's the best egg salad sandwich! ohsweetbasil.com

So, then I got pregnant and sick and pretty much IV therapy became my source of nutrition. I totally forgot about egg salad. Until this past week. IT’S DELICIOUS! I’ve been missing out all of these years!!! I love deviled eggs so why didn’t I think about trying egg salad?! So, my dear friends, your job this week is to try this. Have it for lunch, for dinner, a snack, a sandwich or a wrap, who cares, just try it!

Can You Eat Egg Salad Sandwiches While Pregnant?

If you’re pregnant, you need to take special care when eating eggs and egg salad.

You don’t have to cut them out of your diet altogether, but you must prepare them properly.

If you’re going to eat egg salad while pregnant, eat it freshly prepared.

Cook the eggs to 145 F, or at least until the white and yolk are firm, not runny, experts from Colorado State University Extension instruct.

 

 

This egg salad has an extra burst of flavor from the dill. It's creamy and delicious. Perfect for lunches and it's the best egg salad sandwich! ohsweetbasil.com

How Long Will Egg Salad Keep?

To maximize the shelf life of egg salad for safety and quality, refrigerate the egg salad in airtight containers.

Properly stored, egg salad will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.

 

 

And I just couldn’t help but pin a few extras on Pinterest. Doesn’t this Healthy Egg Salad look beautiful? Or check out this high maintenance egg salad with that beautiful bread!

 

This egg salad has an extra burst of flavor from the dill. It's creamy and delicious. Perfect for lunches and it's the best egg salad sandwich!

The BEST Egg Salad Sandwich

The absolute BEST egg salad. I seriously have not found a better recipe. ohsweetbasil.com
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The Best Egg Salad Sandwich

This egg salad has an extra burst of flavor from the dill. It's creamy and delicious. Perfect for lunches and it's the best egg salad sandwich!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Over 400 Baby Shower Food Ideas that Taste Amazing
Keyword: dill, egg, egg salad, lunch, recipe, vegetarian, wrap
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 371kcal
Author: Sweet Basil

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup Light Mayonnaise
  • 2-3 T Mustard to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Dill Weed chopped or 1/2 Teaspoon Dried
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • Pepper fresh ground to taste
  • 8-10 Hard boiled eggs chopped
  • Whole Wheat Tortillas or Bread
  • Fresh Spinach* optional

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine the mustard, mayonnaise, onion powder, dill, salt and pepper.
  • Combine the chopped eggs and dressing.
  • Place in the fridge to chill for a couple of minutes.
  • Place some egg salad on each tortilla and a couple leaves of spinach.
  • Enjoy!!!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 473mg | Sodium: 1139mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g
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27 comments on “The BEST Egg Salad Sandwich”

  1. 5 stars
    I’m an egg salad fanatic! Can’t wait to try this version….

  2. 4 stars
    I love celery in my egg salad and it looks like it’s in the sandwich but not listed in the ingredients.

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  4. 5 stars
    My family love egg salad sandwiches. I just use mayo, a little salt, ground black pepper and eggs in ours. I sometimes add a small finely chopped gherkin in mine and pack it into my bread with plenty of peppery water cress.

    I love egg salad spread on toast fingers.

  5. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing, really looks good…

  6. 5 stars
    This was very tasty! I enjoyed it spread over 15 grain bread with baby spinach and sliced avacado. Thanks for sharing!

  7. If you like tuna salad you really should try a “fin & feather”. My favorite is on multi-grain bread – a layer of tuna salad and a layer of egg salad separated by fresh sprouts. Yummy!

  8. 5 stars
    Great post.
    I especially like Judy P.’s reply. ?
    I now have to try my egg sand. with her yummy add on’s!
    Thank you two!
    Cheers

  9. 5 stars
    I grew up on egg salad sandwiches and I’m over 70. They are still one of my favorites. I had a boyfriend in high school who always wanted to trade his sandwich for my egg salad. Stupid me, I allowed it. Girls can be so dumb. Anyway, my mother used to add small amounts of sweet pickle relish and/or chopped green olives. Occ. black olives. All the variations are great and I usually routinely now add green olives and pickle relish and a bit of dijon mustard. YUM !!!! At Easter I always make more hard boiled eggs for sandwiches later.

  10. i'm sad that you missed out on egg salad for so long! de-lish!

  11. So glad it worked out and you liked it!

  12. It becomes even better once you make your own mayonnaise. After all, mayonnaise is just egg yolk, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt and spices.

  13. I love this new twist on an old favorite. Thanks for sharing.

  14. ok seriously!! And to think I didn't try it all these years!

  15. I agree that the thought of egg salad is a little revolting. But I really like it and my kids LOVE it. I made them egg salad sandwiches after Easter and they ask for them everyday now.

  16. Okay, I feel pretty much the same way! But yeah, I like deviled eggs so I really should try this. Thanks for the encouragement!