Easy Egg Salad Recipe

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This easy egg salad recipe is the one that I always fall back on when I am in a pinch for lunch.

egg salad sandwich on a plate

I try to always have a few hard boiled eggs at the ready in the fridge just in case someone gets hungry. 😉

This recipe makes one sandwich but you can double or triple it up very easily.

What You Will Need to Make this Recipe

You don’t need any special kitchen utensils to make this up but I do recommend using an egg slicer to dice the eggs because it is a lot easier than a knife.

Ingredients for This Easy Egg Salad Recipe

ingredients for an egg salad sandwich

For one sandwich you will need:

  • 2 large hard boiled eggs that are cooled, peeled, and diced
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped red onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper to taste


mixing up egg salad in a bowl

Simply toss all of the ingredients into a bowl.

Mix well.

Serve between slices of your favorite bread.

How easy is that?

Why This Is a Favorite

open face egg salad sandwich on wheat

Years ago when my son, who is now grown, was in fourth grade – I got pulled in at the last minute to chaperone a class field trip.

Someone must have backed out, and I just happened to be around.

Since I wasn’t planning on going, I hadn’t packed a lunch.

Of course, by noon I was starving! (I’m not even sure if I had breakfast that day… )

I think my sons teacher took pity on me and offered me half of her egg salad sandwich for lunch.

Nothing ever tasted so good!

That was the day that egg salad found a permanent spot on my list of go to lunch recipes.

My own recipe adds a touch of tarragon and onion for added flavor.

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open face egg salad sandwich on wheat

Easy Egg Salad Recipe

Yield: filling for 1 sandwich
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 large eggs, hard boiled, cooled, peeled, and diced
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Toss all ingredients into a bowl.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Serve on your favorite bread.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 379mgSodium: 508mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 13g

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And there you have it – an easy egg salad recipe that takes just minutes to make (assuming that you already have hard boiled eggs on hand).

Enjoy your lunch!

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  1. I hadn’t thought of tarragon. Now there’s an underused herb in my spice drawer! I’ll definitely try it. 😀

  2. Hey Neena ,

    Great post with great and easy to make egg salad recipe. I really like your post and also the tips to make egg salad that you have included.

    I truly like the way you have explained the whole recipe to make an egg salad.Your all the mentioned steps are clear, easy to understand and follow, whereas following these tips will be a great helping hand for several people. As this recipe will be great for those who are non-vegetarian type.

    As this post will help several readers, people and users and helps them to prepare an easy to make delicious egg salad.

    Truly helpful post and thanks for sharing.

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