Excellent Egg Salad Recipe: A Unique Technique Makes This the Best Creamy Egg Salad by 30Seconds Food

Excellent Egg Salad Recipe: A Unique Technique Makes This the Best Creamy Egg Salad

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

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. 

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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 ...plus 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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