Egg Salad Sandwich

An egg salad sandwich, made with fresh eggs and real mayonnaise, is the perfect picnic sandwich or back to school lunch box meal.

I will admit that at this time of year I miss being in school. I don’t miss homework, but I miss buying Lisa Frank folders, pink pet erasers, finding out who was in my class and praying I didn’t get the “mean” teacher. And of course I miss lunch time, where you got to see who had what for lunch. And if you were convincing enough, you could swap what you didn’t want for someone else’s homemade chocolate chip cookies.

One thing that I would never want to swap however, was my egg salad sandwich. I love the creaminess and the chunks of eggs on soft white bread. It just reminds me of being a kid.

As a result, every year around this time, I make this egg salad sandwich recipe.

I am pretty much a purest when it comes to my egg salad. I don’t like to add any fancy ingredients to it. Mayonnaise, not Miracle whip. Yellow mustard, not Dijon. I do, from time to time, like to add some red onions or lettuce on top of the egg salad. I also like to change up the bread from time to time, too. Of course soft white bread is always a winner, but I have also found that a ciabatta roll is a nice change. The egg salad works itself nicely into the little holes in the ciabatta.

Classic Egg Salad Sandwich

A classic egg salad sandwich can make any adult feel like a kid again.

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Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe

Makes 2 Sandwiches Prep Time:


  • 6 hard boiled eggs, cooled
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • fresh cracked pepper and salt to taste
  • 4 slices bread
  • lettuce, if desired
  • red onion, if desired



Chop whole eggs (white and yolk). Mix together with mustard, mayonnaise and garlic powder. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Chill for about 20 minutes.


Spoon onto a slice of bread, top with red onion and lettuce if desired. Top with another slice of bread. Serve.



  • I love egg salad…

  • I know what you mean about the egg sandwich… I’m not a fan of fancy toppings either! This one looks delicious!!

  • Lisa Frank folders! whoot whoot! That brings me back! And the egg salad looks super yummy!

  • hahahaha Lisa Frank folders, what a flashback!
    I miss school lunches too, though mine didn’t look nearly as yummy as this sandwich! I take joy, though, in making school lunches (and work lunches) for others :)

  • Paul LOVES egg salad but I do not… are now make me debate on whether I need to be a good wife or not:) Thanks. Hope your enjoying your trip!

  • zoe

    This egg salad looks awesome It’s also good with some cumin mixed in.

  • This is my favorite lazy time sandwich, quick to put together & delicious as gourmet. i don’t use mayo as i am not fond of it & i use tons of sprouts in it. beautiful picture.

  • I SO miss Lisa Frank folders – you’re totally right!! : )