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Classic Egg Salad

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This easy egg salad recipe is the perfect make-ahead dish for breakfast on toast, for lunch in a wrap, lettuce wrap, over salad or a slice of bread. Sometimes I just eat it with a spoon right out of the fridge!

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I meal prep a batch of this egg salad practically every week! It’s such an easy, affordable, high-protein and great for breakfast or lunch. Make an egg salad sandwich on toast, a bagel, in lettuce wraps or eat it with a spoon! I make a batch of Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs (the shells come off so easy) or Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs, or you can use this stove top Hard Boiled Eggs method.

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Why This Works

  • Budget Friendly: Making it from scratch saves even more money!
  • Easy: Just boil the eggs, peel and mix with the remaining ingredients.
  • Make Ahead: Make it once for meals to eat throughout the week.
  • Fast: Takes less than 30 minutes to make.
  • Fits many dietary restrictions:  gluten-free, low-carb, high protein, keto friendly

Ingredients

This simple salad has only 7 ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need!

  • Boiled Eggs: Use large eggs, preferably Organic and humanely raised if your budget allows.
  • Mayo: You can use regular or light mayo. If following Whole30 if you use compliant mayonnaise such homemade or this mayo by Primal Kitchen.
  • Scallions or Chives finely chopped
  • Spices: Sweet paprika, salt, black pepper

How To Make Egg Salad

  • Start by boiling the eggs. You can do this on the stove, instant pot or even the air fryer!
  • Once cooked, run them under cold water and peel the eggs.
  • Use an egg slice or a knife and chop the cooked eggs.
  • Combine the cooked eggs in a bowl with mayonnaise, red or green onion, salt, pepper and stir, and garnish with paprika.
  • Eat right away or refrigerate until ready to eat.

What Do You Put In Your Egg Salad?

I keep my salad pretty simple, a little mayonnaise, red onion, salt, pepper, paprika and some chives, for garnish. Here’s some variations:

  • Add pickle juice or diced pickles for extra flavor
  • Swap half the mayo for Greek yogurt to make it lighter
  • Include some veggies like chopped celery or carrots for texture
  • Add some Dijon mustard for flavor
  • Add some extra protein such as diced cooked shrimp, it’s delish!
  • Substitute red onion for scallions
  • Swap the chives for other fresh herbs like fresh dill or fresh parsley
  • Try adding a few capers

Ways To Serve

  • Make a sandwich on your favorite bread or bagel
  • Serve it in a lettuce wrap or tortilla
  • Serve it over lettuce and garden vegetables
  • Eat it with a spoon!

Storage

This will last in the refrigerator in an airtight container 4 to 5 days.

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Egg Salad Recipe

4.87 from 53 votes
3
Cals:185
Protein:9.5
Carbs:1
Fat:15.5
This classic egg salad recipe is the perfect make-ahead dish for breakfast on toast, for lunch in a wrap, lettuce wrap, over salad or in a sandwich.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
egg salad
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 /2 cup

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients and refrigerate until ready to eat.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 /2 cup, Calories: 185 kcal, Carbohydrates: 1 g, Protein: 9.5 g, Fat: 15.5 g, Saturated Fat: 3.5 g, Cholesterol: 282 mg, Sodium: 215.5 mg, Sugar: 2 g

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