A classic egg salad sandwich recipe never gets old! This egg salad with dill combines perfectly cooked eggs, mayo, thinly sliced green onion, and a touch of cayenne for one easy, tasty lunch when you are brown bagging it!
Stopping in for a quick recipe before the weekend with this satisfying classic egg salad sandwich. With the addition of dill, it really takes the egg salad up a notch!
Something you may or may not know about me (depending on how long you’ve been following me here) … I will not eat egg salad anywhere, but home.
If I find one piece of shell in the mixture, I will drop everything I’m doing (including the sandwich) and run for the hills. Seriously. I can’t go there. Suffice to say, my eggs are well inspected for said shell, LOL.
Egg Salad Ingredients
What I love about an egg salad recipe is that it’s SO simple to prepare and chances are you have to ingredients on hand to make (unless you’re like Steve Carell’s character in 40 Year Old Virgin).
‘I really wanted an egg salad sandwich.’ Remember that scene?
Steve’s character works in an electronics store and he is kinda, like, the odd ball out amongst the guys. Seth Rogen’s character asked him what he did that past weekend and Steve’s character was like …
“Oh man, Friday, I really wanted an egg salad sandwich and I was just obsessing about it and I was like, ‘Man, I’m gonna make one of those.’ So Saturday, I went out and got, like, a dozen eggs and then I boiled them all and I just, I spent, I dunno, probably three hours … like three and a half hours making, you know, the mayonnaise, and the onions and paprika and, you know, the necessary accouterment. And then, by the time I was done, I didn’t really feel like eating it.”
That scene gets me every time. Whenever I think of an egg salad sandwich, I think of that movie. I can totally relate, though, sometimes taking so long to prepare a meal that you don’t even want to eat it when it’s ready. Not to worry! This sandwich takes less than 15 minutes 😉
So, a classic egg salad recipe typically includes:
- Boiled eggs
- Seasoning, like salt and pepper
You can jazz your egg salad sandwich a little by adding a few extra ingredients like I did here to make it extra tasty!
How to Make It
Full details are in the recipe card below, but here are the basics:
- Cook eggs (obviously).
- Peel shell from eggs.
- Place eggs in a bowl.
- Add dill, cayenne, salt and pepper. Roughly mash. You can leave it chunky or not (do whatever you enjoy best).
- Stir in chopped green onion.
- Spread some mayo and Dijon mustard on slices of bread.
- Portion egg salad mixture onto bread.
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How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs Peel Easy
Everyone has their own way to prepare eggs.
How I love to prepare eggs is to place the eggs in a pot of cold water, cover part way up, bring water to a boil, cover, and turn off heat. Cook for about 9 to 10 minutes and way to go!
As soon as the cook time is up, drain water, and rinse with cold water while jiggling eggs in pot to crack shells. Then, peel ’em off.
And, if you are like me, carefully inspect so they are shell free. Then, they are ready to use in your sandwich. Food Network has a great guide for cooking eggs too!
There is absolutely nothing fancy here, far from it. But is it tasty and hit the spot? Oh yeah!
Why Do Egg Yolks Turn Grey?
Have you ever boiled or steamed eggs only to discover when you have peeled and cut them open the beautiful yellow yolk is grey around the edges? Bummer.
That just means that the yolk has been overcooked. It’s still edible, just not picture perfect. My preparation works out well every time and you’re left with pretty-as-a-picture egg yolks.
How Long Does Egg Salad Last
Properly stored (wrapped or in a container) in the fridge, egg salad will last 3 to 4 days. After that, toss it.
- Chopped pickle works lovely mixed in this egg salad. Perhaps try that instead of green onion.
- If you want to mix things up a bit, try using curry powder instead of cayenne and dill.
More Lunch Recipes You May Enjoy
- Open Faced Steak and Cheese Sandwich – With plenty of steak, cheddar and an arugula mayo, this steak sandwich is hearty, delicious and satisfying.
- Salmon Wrap – Made in under 20 minutes, there’s freshly cooked salmon fillet, veggies and a creamy honey mustard sauce.
- Tuna Melt – Cheesy, comforting and always a winner.
The only thing you need to decide now is what to have with your egg salad sandwich. You can never go wrong with crunchy kettle chips if you ask me.
Hope you love this one! We think it’s the best egg salad recipe and I hope you do too!
If you make this egg salad sandwich recipe, be sure to leave a comment below. Love to know how you enjoyed! Thank you!
Classic Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe (with dill)
- 5 large eggs
- ¼ cup light mayo (plus more for bread)
- ¼ teaspoon dried dill
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
- pinch salt
- pinch black pepper
- 1 stalk green onion , thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 4 slices good quality bread
- In a small pot add eggs and fill with cold water until eggs are ¾ of the way covered. Cover and bring to boil. Once water boils, turn off heat and let sit (still covered) for 9 to 10 minutes. Rinse until cold water and crack shells. Peel.
- In a bowl add cooked, peeled eggs. dill, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Mash eggs to desired size (I like to leave a little chunky). Stir in green onion.
- For each sandwich, spread half of the Dijon mustard on a slice of bread and spread some mayo on the other slice. Top Dijon mustard side with half of the egg salad mixture and top with remaining slice of bread. Enjoy!
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