Classic Egg Salad Sandwich


Classic Egg Salad Sandwich

Sometimes nothing beats the taste of a classic, homemade egg salad sandwich. This version has all the traditional ingredients: hard-boiled eggs, onion, celery, mayo, and mustard. With this easy egg salad recipe, you'll have something delicious that everyone already knows and loves to bring with you to any event. Whether you serve this dish by itself, or make bite-sized club sandwiches by adding layers of lettuce and bread, it will be a go-to recipe you'll be happy to have on reserve.


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  • 6 hard boiled eggs, cooled, peeled and chopped
  • 1 green onion, chopped and including some of the green top (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 large stalk celery, cut into fine dice (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, pickle relish and mustard. Add chopped eggs, onion and celery and mix well. Add salt and pepper and stir. Chill in a covered container until ready to serve.

To make (4) Club Sandwiches, You'll need 

  1. 12 slices firm white or wheat bread, crusts removed if desired
  2. Romaine lettuce leaves, washed and dried well
  3. Cut crusts from bread to form perfect squares, spread 2 heaping tablespoons egg salad on 9 of the slices. Top with lettuce cut to fit and stack them:  bread, filling, lettuce, bread, filling, lettuce. Top with the final bread squares and cut in two diagonally; use a serrated knife and gently press down on the sandwich to make it hold together. Chill, well wrapped, until ready to serve.

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I have never tried egg salad made this way. I have only ever seen it made with eggs, onion or celery, mayonnaise and seasonings such as salt and pepper to taste. I am definitely going to have to try this. I am not sure if the kids will eat it, but I think I might.

Hmmmmm...generally I make my egg salad the same way but I've never used mustard before. Egg salad is good in so many ways, I think I eat it at least a couple times a month. My preference is on toast with arugula and sometimes if I'm being creative I'll throw in some cubed up avocado into the egg salad. It's soooo good!

When you are a very busy person and you always wake up and leave early for work, this sandwich recipe will do for you. It's easy to prepare and you can store it in the fridge. You can add up tomatoes and cheese to make it tastier. This sandwich recipe fills up your stomach just like you are eating a main entree.

I am very fond of egg salad sandwiches. They are very filling and it feels as if you have eaten a whole meal if you eat the egg salad on a sandwich. That is my opinion anyway and the reason I like them so much. Plus it is creamy as well as tangy and tastes really, really good.

I love egg salad sandwiches. In the summer, my chickens give me plenty of eggs so I fix this a lot. I can eat it without onion. My husband likes onion. Celery adds a little crunch without an overpowering taste. I think the relish is optional. Sometimes you want a touch of sweet and sometimes you don't.

Why don't I ever think to make egg salad?! I like hardboiled eggs and egg salad makes a nice creamy sandwich. I don't like onions and celery so I guess my salad is not much more than eggs! I will add paprika for color and maybe it with crackers instead of on bread.

I saw this Classic Egg Salad Sandwich recipe and it made me stand up from my work station to go to the fridge to make my own egg salad sandwich. I just love egg salad that I regularly have it in the fridge. It is my comfort food. I love the blend of boiled egg whites and the yolk together dressed with mayo with pepper and salt. I haven't tried incorporating the lettuce and mustard before but this time I'm gonna have them with my egg sandwich. Maybe just sometimes. Thanks for this recipe.

Whenever I used diced celery in a delicate salad like egg salad, I use a trick my mom taught me. You pull the tough outer strings off the stalk of celery before dicing. Using a paring knife with the flat edge against your thumb, you grab the strings at the widest cut end of the celery stalk and pull the thicker fibrous strings off.

I think this was the best egg salad I've had. Perfect for a light sandwich.

I'm not a big fan of egg salads usually, but I really liked this! It was creamy and not too egg-y. Great for summer!

Classic recipe. If you need to make lunches for the whole family, this is going to be a winning sandwich filler.

I love egg salad and this recipe is delicious and refreshing. The celery seed really gives it that delicious "egg salad flavor."

I typically don't like egg salads, but this one was AMAZING!

This salad is great! I misread it and put 1 tablespoon of onion powder instead of minced onion. I was afraid I had ruined it. Even my husband, who truly dislikes celery thought it was delicious. I think it will make about six sandwiches.

Number of servings would be very helpful. Have had this problem on several recipes submitted.

this well be good to make with some of those easter eggs

I think 2 stalks of celery is too much for this recipe..... I like egg salad run through the food processer. smoother & spreads easily. It goes further, too....

My mom always pulled the tough outside strings off the stalk of celery before chopping it for tuna or egg salad. It makes it more tender.

bcary19 4347641: Thank you for your question. You can adjust your onion or celery ratio to suit your tastes. Thanks! Blair, editor for

It seems to me that two stalks of celery would be too much when using only a tablespoon of minced onions. Is this possible??? B. Cary

Hi- It would help if the people who submyt the recipes would say how many the recipe serves... LEE B


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