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The BEST Egg Salad Sandwich

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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!

Are Eggs Good For You?

Eggs are a good source of protein.

Eggs are also rich sources of vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper.

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

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The Best Egg Salad Sandwich

4.46 from 22 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 -6
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!


  • 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


  • 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!!!


Egg salad will keep, separate from the bread, for up to 5 days.
Nutrition Facts
The Best Egg Salad Sandwich
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 473mg158%
Sodium 1139mg50%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 19g38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Yum! Making this for lunch today.

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    • How was it??

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

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  • 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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    • Hi Deborah,

      You could certainly add it, but it’s not in the sandwich. Just dill for the green 🙂

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  • I love this food yummy

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  • 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.

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    • I love water cress but I have to try the gherkin!

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  • Thanks for sharing, really looks good…

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

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    • Oh I loooove it with 15 grain bread!

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  • 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!

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    • I love multi grain bread and fresh sprouts so that’s definitely up my alley!

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      • Eggs, a little mustard ,mayo, pinch of sugar & celery seed, S & P…and a good leaf of lettuce.

      • I need to try celery seed in it!

  • 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!

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    • I’m with you, her add on’s sound great!

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  • 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.

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    • Judy, such a great comment! Thank you for writing and yes, my family loves the little sweet relish addition!

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      • Do you have approximate amounts of all the ingredients in your egg salad? I’d like to have your recipe…thank you.

      • Hi Tami,
        All of the ingredients are listed at the bottom of the post.

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

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  • So glad it worked out and you liked it!

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • 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.

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

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