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Best Egg Salad Recipe on the Planet

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Creamy, smooth egg salad, is the key to a fabulous egg salad. The best egg salad recipe has not a lot added, but can become whatever you want!

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Look, I love eggs. More than I should, really. I could eat them seventeen times a day and probably not get sick of them. With that said, I am ALWAYS looking for ‘eggish’ recipes, and I must have a collection of 50 different deviled egg recipes alone.4

I’m super picky about my egg salad – I really don’t like any crunch in the smooth texture of the egg, so many recipes do not work for me at all.

But what makes this recipe the best egg salad recipe on the planet, is that you can do whatever the heck you want to it, and flavor it however you want, and it still tastes AMAZING. 

It continues to stay the best egg salad recipe on the planet (probably in the entire universe too – can you totally tell I’m the mom of teens?).

So after much taste testing of way too many different egg salad recipes, I present you with my favorite. Just made it this morning. It’s awesome on sandwiches, crackers, whatever!

Can I add ingredients to this egg salad recipe?

Yes! We think these are perfect, though I don’t think I’d add them all together:

  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped jalapenos
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 cup chopped bacon
  • 1 cup mini cubed ham

What else can you think of to add?

How Can I Serve This Egg Salad

  • toast
  • on flour tortillas
  • scoop on crackers
  • serve on spinach or lettuce
  • in a salad
  • in a wrap
  • tortilla chips

What do you need to make the Best Egg Salad Recipe?

  • eggs
  • mayonnaise
  • yellow mustard
  • green onion
  • paprika, to tastse
  • salt and pepper

A Couple of Recipe Notes

The paprika is NOT necessary and can be replaced with whatever seasoning you want. Try it with:

  • garlic powder
  • extra pepper
  • steak or burger seasoning
  • cut fresh herbs

Don’t forget to get creative and make it your own. You can add relish, chopped pickles, garlic or whatever you like in your egg salad. Try jalapeños, chili powder or taco seasoning.

Honestly whatever you like REALLY works well in this recipe. Enjoy!!

Recipe for Best Egg Salad

Best Egg Salad Recipe on the Planet

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Course Lunch
Cuisine American


  • 16 large eggs
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • ½ cup green onion
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the eggs in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring the water to a boil and then remove from heat. Cover the pot and then let the eggs stand in the hot water for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove them from the hot water and allow them to cool. Once cooled, peel the eggs. Chop up and/or smash the eggs.
  • In a large bowl, place the chopped eggs. Stir in the mayonnaise, mustard and green onion or onion powder. Season with salt, pepper and paprika to taste. Stir it all together and serve on your favorite bread.
Keyword easy lunch recipes
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  1. I eat eggs a lot too. They are a staple in my diet. I actually have raw eggs mixed with my protein shakes, after my workouts. It’s been about two years now that I have been using shelled pasteurized eggs. But I would highly recommend them. I mean with all these recent egg recalls and food safety bills, you can never be too sure. As much as I cook for my big family of six, I always look to keep my family safe. Especially with the holiday season in full bloom, I’ve been incorporating them into all my cookie and eggnog recipes. You should check them out especially since you love to eat eggs so much.

  2. I love egg salad and deviled eggs! My grandmother showed me a recipe she has been using for years. It is the same base; mayo, mustard, and eggs but then she adds white distilled vinegar! It adds the best tang to the eggs and now I can’t eat them without the vinegar in it!

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