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Old-Fashioned Egg Salad Recipe

Old-Fashioned Egg Salad Recipe

Here's a paired-down version of a long-time staple. You can also add a little cream cheese to the recipe for an extra-creamy egg salad sandwich if you'd like. —Linda Braun, American Egg Board, Park Ridge, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:3 servings


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, onion, salt and pepper. Stir in eggs and celery. Cover and refrigerate. Yield: 3 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 294 calories, 25g fat (5g saturated fat), 431mg cholesterol, 438mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 13g protein.

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symtan User ID: 1471351 265850
Reviewed May. 11, 2017

"I add chopped sweet pickles, sliced black olives and Cavender's Greek seasoning powder."

DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 253680
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2016

"Excellent recipe. Very easy. I liked the tang from the lemon juice. Note this recipe (prepared) can be used to make Mustard Potato salad also on the TOH site. Easiest potato salad ever!"

Dianahorger User ID: 8684165 249441
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2016

"So good and easy to make! It tastes like there was so much more to it!"

CookMaster98 User ID: 8681412 241111
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"I added Rosemary and Thyme to it and doubled everything to make for a New Year's Eve celebration victory. Thank you to the creator of this recipe it was phenomenal."

d2kcb01 User ID: 8284791 224468
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015

"I made this egg salad recipe today and really liked it. It reminded me of this little diner I used to go to when I worked downtown.. Very flavorful - I love the little crunch of the celery. I put it on toast with lettuce and little bit of mayo. Perfect way to use leftover Easter eggs."

caliguy User ID: 7912310 6756
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2014

"This is the best egg salad I've ever tasted. I followed the recipe. Will definitely make it again and again."

Maryrose90 User ID: 179832 5955
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2012

"Loved this recipe"

[email protected] User ID: 4441258 6754
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"Hubby asked me to make him some egg salad one night for dinner. I'm not a huge fan, but went looking for a good recipe. This one hit my fancy and even I like it ! I always go to ToH when looking for a good recipe. I never fail to find just what i'm looking for !"

lhmom User ID: 1080940 6783
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2011

"Added dill pickles. Love making this when I don't know what to have on a hot night. wonderful!"

dozer77 User ID: 5241414 6056
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2011

"This is really good.I did cut back on the lemon juice and used celery seed instead of chopped celery. Then my husband suggested we throw in some chopped up fried bacon. Wow! We sure will make this agan."

Zsa Zsa Kay User ID: 5780180 6124
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"The best ever egg salad!"

BrytEyz User ID: 2759683 5886
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"A nice basic recipe, which is exactly what I was looking for. Next time, I think I will use a little less lemon and a touch more pepper."

4seasons User ID: 1433072 6029
Reviewed May. 18, 2010


greggm59 User ID: 3206221 7610
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2010

"This is a good basic egg salad recipe. I added one TBS of pickle relish, 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard and substituted a pinch of celery seed for the chopped celery as I don't like crunchy fillings. The sandwiches were good on toasted bread with iceberg lettuce."

sandra stevens User ID: 2484498 7607
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2009

"Made this egg salad over Easter weekend I added 1 tablespoon sugar to a doubled recipe."

boonefood User ID: 3779897 5207
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2009

"Also you can add about 1tsp. of mustard to the recipe."

boonefood User ID: 3779897 5885
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2009

"this is best served on toast with lettuce or even on a sandwich bun"

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