14 Egg Salad Recipes Perfect for Summer Picnics

Egg-cellent Options for Warm Weather

Watercress Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches Recipe

 The Spruce

Going to a summer picnic? Browse our collection for varieties that include classic takes on egg salad, plus creative variations you can enjoy in sandwiches, as cookout side dishes, and party appetizers. You'll even find a delicious vegan egg salad recipe that's suitable for those eating meatless.

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    Classic Egg Salad

    Classic Egg Salad

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    Classic, creamy egg salad makes a delicious sandwich filling for flaky croissants lined with lettuce and tomatoes, whole grain breakfast toast, or plain white bread. Mustard adds a nice tang (and hardly any calories) to this uncomplicated recipe, with ideas for variations included. Refrigerate any unused portion in airtight containers, for storing up to three days.

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    Egg Salad Potato Salad

    Egg Salad Potato Salad

    Sabrina S. Baksh

    This creamy egg and potato medley combines two popular barbecue side dishes in one tasty salad. It's easy to make for any cookout or party and you can multiply the recipe to feed a crowd. For outdoor gatherings in warm weather, make the salad ahead, and chill well in the fridge, before setting the bowl atop an ice-lined tray for your buffet table.

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    Avocado Egg Salad

    Avocado Egg Salad

    Leah Maroney

    Enjoy a delicious breakfast by topping your whole wheat toast with this bright-tasting, herb-flecked avocado egg salad. It's got everything you love about rich and creamy avocado toast, plus a bonus boost of protein to get you through the morning. Use it as a quick and easy sandwich spread, or a fabulous, last-minute party dip.

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    Deviled Egg Salad

    Deviled Egg Salad

    Leah Maroney

    Take another potluck food favorite—the deviled egg—and turn it into yet another mouthwatering appetizer with this recipe. Chop the eggs roughly, combine with a few simple ingredients, and use the resulting deviled egg salad to spread to top pumpernickel toasts. You can also use your food processor to whip up a creamier version for making breakfast bagel sandwiches.

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    Vegetarian Tofu and Egg Salad

    Vegetarian Tofu and Egg Salad

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    With nothing but mashed tofu, relish, mustard, and spices, this simple egg salad is completely vegetarian and vegan. It's packed with protein and is even easier to make in 10 minutes than a traditional egg salad. Whip up a batch for layering onto whole wheat bread with alfalfa sprouts and tomato slices, as a kid-pleasing school lunch idea.

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    Egg Salad With Chives

    Egg Salad With Chives

    Diana Rattray

    Flavorful egg salad with chives is perfect for a quick lunch. You can use yellow mustard in place of the Dijon mustard if you prefer. Serve it on biscuits, in sandwiches, or wrapped in hearty Romaine lettuce or kale leaves for a lighter midday meal. Or mix up a batch to spread on crackers, topped with sliced olives, pimiento, or even caviar, for an easy party appetizer.

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    Hot Tuna and Egg Salad Rolls

    Hot Tuna and Egg Salad Rolls

    Diana Rattray

    Two lunchtime favorites come together in this tasty mash-up of a classic tuna melt and the egg salad sandwich. Kids will go crazy for toasted hot dog rolls stuffed with tuna fish, egg salad, pickle relish, and melting cheddar cheese. You can also use American cheese for a nostalgic taste the whole family will love.

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    Watercress Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

    Watercress Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

    The Spruce

    Fresh watercress brings a lightly peppery flavor to these elegant egg salad tea sandwiches. When bringing them to a summer party, wrap the whole, unsliced sandwiches in parchment paper, and then aluminum foil, before adding them to an insulated cooler or thermos bag. Transfer to your host's fridge, and keep well-chilled until ready to cut sandwiches into quarters and serve.

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    Bacon Deviled Egg Potato Salad

    Bacon Deviled Egg Potato Salad

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    Bacon deviled egg potato salad is a devilishly good recipe. It tastes just like a combination of deviled eggs and rich potato salad, and salty bacon bits take it over the top. Serve it alongside barbecue ribs, burgers, or grilled steak at your summer cookouts.

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    Easy Kosher Egg Salad

    Easy Kosher Egg Salad

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    Stock your fridge with this tasty, creamy egg salad so kids can help themselves to sandwiches after school. It makes a great sandwich filling for bagels, bread, pita pockets, or tortilla wraps. You can also replace half the mayonnaise called for with Greek yogurt, if you like, to reduce fat and calories without sacrificing creaminess.

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    Sour Cream Potato and Egg Salad

    Sour Cream Potato and Egg Salad

    Diana Rattray

    Put together a crowd-pleasing cookout side dish with this rich and creamy sour cream potato and egg salad. It's an essential warm-weather salad that goes well with barbecue and grilled meats. Add some lemon juice and zest, plus chopped fresh parsley, for extra vibrancy, if you like. Chill until serving, and be sure to keep it at a cool temperature with tips in the recipe.

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    Peruvian Triple Sandwich

    Peruvian Triple Sandwich

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    The triple sandwich is a popular one in Peruvian cuisine. Start with sliced white sandwich bread, adding ripe and creamy avocado, then a layer of egg salad, and finally sliced tomatoes, for a flavorful, protein-rich, triple-decker lunchtime sandwich.

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    Southern Chicken and Egg Salad

    Southern Chicken and Egg Salad

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    Chopped hard-cooked eggs, mayonnaise, dill pickle relish, red onion, and celery round out this indulgent chicken sandwich. Enjoy it atop freshly-baked biscuits as an elegant brunch dish you can serve to company. Or pile it into a hearty ciabatta bun, for a filling brown bag lunch.

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    Simple Egg Salad

    Simple Egg Salad

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    When kids come home from day camp, serve them a quick and filling snack that will keep them satisfied until dinner. Basic egg salad is easy to prepare, and takes no time at all to mix up, if you cook and refrigerate your eggs ahead of time. Spread it onto slider buns, or small rolls, for a quick, hand-held munchable.