An egg salad sandwich is an easy-to-prepare, inexpensive and high-quality protein food. Just chop hard-boiled eggs, mix with mayonnaise (a little at a time until desired consistency), add salt and pepper to taste, and you're done! Serve on whole wheat toast for a fiber boost.
While there are many delicious additions to an egg salad sandwich — celery, onion, lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, parsley, cilantro, dill, chopped bacon, chopped pickles, chopped green olives, capers — there is always one ingredient to add that is quick to when you are in a hurry. MUSTARD!
Mustard is low in calories and adds a bit of heat and pungency. Plus, it keeps well in the refrigerator and is always available for a variety of uses: Salad dressings, sauces and sandwiches ... to name a few.
Like with the mayonnaise, add a small amount (about ¼ teaspoon to ½ teaspoon at a time, depending on how much egg salad sandwich filling) until you get a taste you like.
Making the Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg
If your experience with making hard-boiled eggs has been less than desirable, check out How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs from the American Egg Board. The nice thing about making egg salad sandwiches with hard-boiled eggs is they hide any imperfections in the appearance of your eggs. Find tips on avoiding a green around hard-boiled egg yolks.
The article was originally written by Alice Henneman. It was reviewed and updated in 2022.