Best Egg Salad

Best Egg Salad is a dollar-conscious way to enjoy a deliciously rich and creamy sandwich spread for your budget meals.
Best Egg Salad

Best Egg Salad

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Best Egg Salad is my recipe of the day. I find eggs to be reliable sources for economical food choices. Save lots on your food budget with this healthy, wholesome food.

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Best Egg Salad

Simple Ingredients

The best egg salad is made with simple, straightforward ingredients. For this recipe you will need:

  • Hard-Cooked Eggs
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sour Cream
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • Chives
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Celery Seed
  • Thousand Island Dressing

The ingredients are simple, and offer smooth gentle, creamy flavor to the eggs without sharp flavors or excessive sweetness.

Versatility in Serving Egg Salad

You can serve your egg salad up on bread for sandwiches. Or you might like it on lettuce as a salad. For ideas in serving it as a salad plate, click and read my recipe for Tea Room Tuna Salad Plate.

Best Egg Salad on Lettuce

How To Make Hard Boiled Eggs

I like to use eggs that around five days old. This gives the egg inside a chance to shrink slightly and have the albumen  come away from the shell. This allows them to peel easier.

Another trick is to add a teaspoon of baking soda to the cooking water.

To cook, place eggs into the smallest saucepan they will fit comfortably. Cover with cold water. Add baking soda if you like. Bring to a boil over moderate heat and when the boil rolls, continue cooking for exactly ten minutes.

Remove pan from heat and pour off the hot water. Run your tap water on full cold and run water over  the eggs to cool them down quickly. Once they are cool enough to handle, you can give them a tap and peel them.

Occasionally I will have an ornery egg that won’t like to peel, but not usually. And the cook time is spotless, giving you a firm solid yellow yolk, without that unsightly green tinge.

Best Egg Salad

Best Egg Salad

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Best Egg Salad

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Best Egg Salad

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Salads, Sandwiches
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 316 kcal


  • 8 hard-cooked eggs (peeled)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Thousand Island Salad Dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed


  • Coarsely chop peeled eggs and gently fold into remaining ingredients.
  • Serve on lettuce or bread.


From the kitchen of


Calories: 316kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 13gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 387mgSodium: 582mgPotassium: 154mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 633IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 1mg
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6 responses

  1. What is that green thing shown in your pic of the sandwich? There is nothing green in the list of ingredients.

  2. I love the addition of Thousand Island Dressing in this. I had never tried it in egg salad, but apparently this shoots regular egg salad over the moon! Thank you, Sue!

  3. Thank you very much for the yummy recipe. I couldn’t remember how mom made it. These recipes brought that back.

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