Egg Salad With Chives

Egg Salad With Chives
Diana Rattray
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
160 Calories
13g Fat
1g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 160
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 252mg 84%
Sodium 227mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 109mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Make sandwiches with this flavorful egg salad using your favorite bread or biscuits—a sour cream and chive biscuit is delicious—and lettuce leaves. This egg salad also makes a great spread for appetizers. Put some on a cracker and top with a little caviar, sliced ripe or stuffed olives, red onion slices, or pimiento for tasty party food.


  • 8 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons chives

  • 1/4 cup celery, finely chopped or thinly sliced

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, plus more if desired

  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise, plus more if desired

  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

  • Salt, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Put the eggs in a saucepan; cover with cold water. Cover the saucepan and bring to a full boil.

  3. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for about 18 to 20 minutes. Rinse the eggs with cold water until cool enough to handle.

  4. Peel and chop the eggs, then put in a bowl. Add the snipped chives and celery. Stir in 2 teaspoons mustard and 4 tablespoons mayonnaise until well blended.

  5. Add more mustard and mayonnaise if desired. Add pepper and stir in salt, to taste.

  6. Enjoy.


  • For moister egg yolks, reduce the standing time to about 15 minutes.
  • Use for sandwiches or hors d'oeuvres, or serve as a luncheon salad on lettuce leaves.

Recipe Variations

  • Instead of chives, add finely chopped red onion or scallions to the egg salad.
  • A tablespoon of fresh chopped parsley may be added to the egg salad along with the chives.