Classic Egg Salad

Classic Egg Salad

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"Chopped hard cooked eggs, onion, and celery are mixed with a simple lemon juice and mayonnaise dressing for this traditional creamy egg salad."

Ingredients 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 221 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 221 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 18.9 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.5g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 9.8 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 323 mg
  • 108%
  • Sodium:
  • 330 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Reserve 4 center egg slices for garnish, if desired. Chop remaining eggs.
  2. Mix mayonnaise, lemon juice, onion, salt and pepper in medium bowl. Add chopped eggs and celery; mix well. Refrigerate, covered, to blend flavors.
  3. Serve on lettuce leaves; garnish with reserved egg slices.
Tips & Tricks


  • Very fresh eggs can be difficult to peel. To ensure easily peeled eggs, buy and refrigerate them a week to 10 days in advance of cooking. This brief ‘breather' allows the eggs time to take in air, which helps separate the membranes from the shell.
  • Hard-cooked eggs are easiest to peel right after cooling. Cooling causes the egg to contract slightly in the shell.
  • To peel a hard-cooked egg: Gently tap egg on countertop until shell is finely crackled all over. Roll egg between hands to loosen shell. Starting peeling at large end, holding egg under cold running water to help ease the shell off.
  • Hard-cooked egg storage time: In the shell, hard-cooked eggs can be refrigerated safely up to one week. Refrigerate in their original carton to prevent odor absorption. Once peeled, eggs should be eaten that day.
  • This recipe is an excellent source of choline, and a good source of protein and folate.
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  1. 42 Ratings


Egg salad is definitely a classic! The only thing missing from this is that little bit of zing that comes from adding a little bit of mustard, so I added 1 tsp. of dijon mustard and 1/2 tsp. of yellow mustard. That gave this that little kick this needed. Other than that it was perfect on toasted whole wheat bread.


Good, reliable, basic egg salad recipe. Great recipe for beginner and experienced cooks alike. Lots of room for creative additions if you like but simply perfect as is. I love raw onion, but not so much a couple hours later (!) so I used green onion instead, which added a nice kick of flavor and color. I also added a smidge of ground mustard. Nothing not to like with this one.


Really simple, but really yummy. This recipe is going into my real life recipe notes.