Classic Egg Salad

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins

Other mix-ins include sliced black olives, chopped fresh parsley, chopped fresh chives, walnut pieces, chopped dill pickles, and capers.


  • 8 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and coarsely chopped

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons celery, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • Few dashes hot-pepper sauce

  • Salt and pepper

  • Lettuce or watercress

  • Bread or toast


  1. In a medium bowl, coarsely chop 8 peeled hard-cooked eggs.

  2. Add 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons chopped celery, 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, and a few dashes of hot-pepper sauce (or more, if you like a spicier salad). Season to taste with salt and pepper; stir gently to combine. Serve with greens -- such as lettuce or watercress -- on bread or toast.

    egg salad
    Minh + Wass
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