Here’s how to make a classic egg salad sandwich! All you need are chopped hard boiled eggs, green onion, celery, mayonnaise and a dash of curry powder. Serve on toasted bread for lunch.
An egg salad sandwich is one of the easiest sandwiches in the world to make, especially if you have hard boiled eggs already made. It’s also a great way to use up leftover eggs after Easter.
HOW TO MAKE AN EGG SALAD SANDWICH
How do you make an egg salad sandwich? Just chop up some hard boiled eggs, add little chopped celery for crunch, some green onions or chives for the green factor, a dash of salt and pepper for seasoning, and a spoonful of mayonnaise to bind everything together. Easy!
EGG SALAD SANDWICH TIPS:
Add a dash of curry powder. There is one more ingredient that will give your simple egg salad a special zing, and that is a dash of yellow curry powder. Not only will the curry powder give your egg salad sandwich a gentle spicy lift and it will give it a bit more color as well.
To mayo or not to mayo? You can substitute the mayonnaise in an egg salad sandwich with some ripe avocado; if you do that you’ll need to add some vinegar or lemon juice for an acidic component, and add more salt than you would expect. Personally I prefer my egg salad sandwich with a hefty amount of mayonnaise. That said, the amount of mayonnaise is completely a matter of taste.
MORE ADD-INS FOR THE BEST EGG SALAD
Since we first posted this recipe, so many of you have chimed in with your favorite versions of egg salad. Here are a few great ideas for add-ins:
Chopped bell pepper
Pickles or pickle relish
Chopped green or kalamata olives
Chopped cooked bacon
HOW TO AVOID A SOGGY SANDWICH
The best way to avoid a soggy egg salad sandwich? Make your sandwich by laying a piece of lettuce over the toast, adding the egg salad, layering another piece of lettuce, and topping with the bread. The lettuce helps keep the bread from absorbing liquid from the egg salad.
The egg salad filling can also be prepared up to a day ahead and kept refrigerated. Wait to assemble your sandwich until just before eating.
1 hard-boiled large egg, peeled and chopped (See Recipe Note)
1-2 tablespoons mayonnaise (to taste)
2 tablespoons chopped celery
1 tablespoon chopped green onion or chives
A pinch of curry powder
Salt and pepper (to taste)
2 slices white, wheat, multigrain, or rye bread, toasted or plain