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The Kitchn: This is how to make the best-ever egg salad sandwich

Kelli Foster, on

Good egg salad should be creamy (but not too mayonnaise-y) with a hint of tang and a little bit of crunch. I’m also a strong believer that really good egg salad should be ready to eat as soon as it’s mixed together — there should be no need for it to sit in the fridge for the flavors to meld.

This version checks all the boxes and then some. The heroes are a duo of minced fresh chives and dill. Not only do they add a bright pop of color and flavor, but they also make this otherwise basic egg salad taste like something you’d get from a fancy deli. Ready to get cracking and see how it’s done?

What can I add to egg salad?

The add-ins are the secret to making a truly great egg salad full of texture and layers of flavor. Some recipes require add-ins that require the egg salad to sit in the fridge so the flavors can meld — not this version! It’s packed with bright, fresh, tangy flavor and ready to eat as soon as it’s mixed together.

How long does egg salad last in the refrigerator?

Egg salad is at its best the day it’s made. Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and should be eaten within three days. After a couple of days the flavors will also mellow and fade.


What side dish goes with egg salad sandwiches?

Egg salad sandwiches are a meal all their own, but if you want to round out lunch with a little something extra on the plate, salads, slaws, chips, and pickles are all great options.

Egg Salad Sandwich

Serves 2


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