Creamy Egg Salad Recipe Uses a Creative Technique (4 Ingredients) by 30Seconds Food

Creamy Egg Salad Recipe Uses a Creative Technique (4 Ingredients)

How do you make creamy egg salad without adding a ton of mayonnaise? Mash the egg yolks into the mayonnaise, which adds more egginess, creaminess and straight up deliciousness. You're going to love this egg salad recipe.

Here is your shopping list for this excellent egg salad recipe: eggs, mayonnaise, mustard and green onions. Hard boil the eggs and peel. Mash the egg yolks then mix with the other ingredients. Season with plenty of salt and pepper. 

Serve this creamy egg salad on hamburger buns, sandwich rolls, with crackers or pile it onto salad greens. You could add some chopped fresh herbs out of your herb garden. Use whatever type of mustard you prefer. If you like celery in your egg salad, mince some up and throw it in. 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes to cook eggs
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 8 hardboiled eggs, peeled
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon mustard (or to taste)
  • 3 green onions finely chopped or 2 - 3 tablespoons minced red onion

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Recipe Notes

  • Chopped fresh chives would be delicious in this egg salad.
  • Store the egg salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Cut the eggs in half. Put the egg yolks into a bowl. Chop the egg whites and put them into another bowl. 
  2. Add the mayonnaise and mustard to the egg yolks. Mash together to combine until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the egg whites and onion. Mix gently to combine. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 356

Total Fat: 23.6g

Saturated Fat: 6.7g

Cholesterol: 746mg

Sodium: 351mg

Total Carbohydrate: 10g

Dietary Fiber: 2.4g

Total Sugars: 4g

Protein: 27.3g

Vitamin D: 70mcg

Calcium: 176mg

Iron: 5mg

Potassium: 495mg

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Elisa Schmitz
I just love egg salad. This is a wonderful recipe! #yum
Less Mayo is healthier. And this still tastes great. 😍
Gosh! That's how my mom always did it, and taught me to do it, so...we're talking over 80 years! And I'm not sure about my grandmother, so it may be more than that (using homemade mayo).
Elisa Schmitz
I love old-fashioned recipes like these, Terry ! Handed down from generation to generation. What could be better?! Yum!
Woke up this morning thinking of egg salad Kroger has eggs on sale. So one of the first things I do is come to 30seconds and start looking for the recipe to use ...this one is a contender
Elisa Schmitz
Aw, we love that you thought of us when you got a craving, thank you! This recipe is so simple but so delicious. We hope you enjoy it, Tex ! Thanks for all you share with us.

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