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

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

Best Egg Salad

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
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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