12 Egg Salad Recipes That Hit the Spot

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Best Egg Salad sandwich

The Spruce Eats / Cara Cormack

Everyone needs an egg salad recipe (or a few) at the ready. Whether you need a contribution for a summer potluck, want to meal prep your lunches for the week, or are hunting down party appetizer ideas, look no further than our recipe collection. We've got classic takes on egg salad, plus creative variations you can take to parties, or enjoy for meals and snacks. You'll even find a keto-friendly egg salad boosted with bacon and avocado, and a delicious vegan "egg" salad suitable for those eating meatless.

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    Classic Egg Salad With Relish

    Classic Egg Salad With Relish in a bowl, with a spoon

    The Spruce Eats / Bahareh Niati

    Adding pickle relish to egg salad gives it the perfect zing and pop. There’s a little sweetness, a little vinegar, and it adds so much depth of flavor to the eggs without having to add tons of other ingredients or spices. You can use any pickle relish you like. If you’re looking to cut out sugar, use a dill pickle relish.

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    Avocado Egg Salad Recipe

    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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    Creamy Egg Salad Without Mayo Recipe

    Creamy Egg Salad Without Mayo

    The Spruce Eats / Crystal Hughes

    Egg salad makes a quick and easy high-protein lunch for toting to the office, or work-from-home days. This healthy version uses Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, for a creamy egg salad with fewer calories than the traditional mayonnaise-laden version. Sandwich it between slices of your favorite bread, or enjoy it over salad greens for a low-carb and keto-friendly lunch.

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    The Best Egg Salad

    Best Egg Salad sandwich

    The Spruce Eats / Cara Cormack

    When kids finish school for the day, serve them a quick and filling snack that will keep them satisfied until dinner. This 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. Serve egg salad on any kind of sliced bread, toasted or not, or in buns, bagelscroissants, crackers, wraps, pita pockets, or keto-friendly lettuce wraps

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    Bacon Deviled Egg Potato Salad Recipe

    Bacon Deviled Egg Potato Salad

    The Spruce Eats / Maxwell Cozzi

    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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    Keto Egg Salad Recipe

    Keto Egg Salad

    The Spruce Eats / Eric Kleinberg

    Classic, creamy egg salad made with eggs and mayonnaise is a perfect keto food. Our enhanced, gluten-free keto egg salad adds bacon for a crunchy, salty addition instead of celery and avocado for more robust creaminess and fat. The prepared egg salad will keep well in the fridge for several days, so it's ideal for meal prepping. Make it a snack on keto crackers, or roll it into a keto tortilla for an easy lunch.

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    Watercress Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches Recipe

    Watercress Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

    The Spruce Eats / Stephanie Goldfinger

    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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    Sour Cream Potato and Egg Salad Recipe

    Sour Cream Potato and Egg Salad

    The Spruce Eats / Ahlam Raffii

    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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    Vegan "Egg" Salad Without Eggs Recipe

    Vegan "Egg" Salad

    The Spruce Eats / Eric Kleinberg

    Vegan "egg" salad is a genius recipe for those who enjoy the idea of egg salad, but are following a diet free of animal products. Instead of boiling and cooling eggs, you just open up a container of soft tofu, and give it a good chop. Toss it with ground turmeric (which adds the signature yellow color, and a nice flavor), plus vegan mayo, mustard, celery, and chives, for a scrumptious salad or sandwich filling.

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    Easy Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches Recipe

    Easy Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

    Simple egg salad made with mayonnaise, mustard, and dried herbs is a delicious filling for party tea sandwiches. They couldn't be easier to assemble (especially when you stock boiled eggs in the fridge), and feel nicely fancy thanks to their cute name and miniature size. Serve them to your book club, pop them into kids' lunchboxes, or browse on them when you work from home.

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    Peruvian Triple Sandwich Recipe

    Peruvian Triple Sandwich

    The Spruce Eats / Marian Blazes

    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 Recipe

    Southern Chicken and Egg Salad

    The Spruce Eats

    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.