Classic Egg Salad Recipe - Real Food with Jessica (2024)

Written By: Jessica DeMay

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This Classic Egg Salad Recipe is easy to make and is cool, creamy, and delicious! Comfort food made with simple ingredients.

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Quick Easy Meal

Egg salad is one of my favorite quick meals to make. It's easy, tasty, and I always have the ingredients on hand. Ever since I've had my Instant Pot, that's the only way I make hard boiled eggs. That means this can be made in under 15 minutes- how awesome is that?

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Now maybe you have an overabundance of hard boiled eggs already- possibly from Easter? Then this is the salad to make! You've already done the hard part, now all you have to do it chop and mix and it's made! Serve it on some lettuce, straight from the bowl, or some gluten free bread if you tolerate that.

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Ingredients for egg salad

You will love how creamy this egg salad is. I made sure to use enough mayo to generously cover all the eggs without being overwhelming. The mustard gives it a slight tang and the green onion adds some flavor to keep it from being boring. I decided to top it with bacon and chives because you can't really go wrong with bacon. That is totally optional though and not necessary.

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What mayo to use

I used my Homemade Paleo Mayo for this recipe because it's so quick and easy. Some high quality store bought mayo will also work, though. I really like Primal Kitchen because it hasno added sugar and uses a high quality oil.

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This would be the perfect lunch or dinner in the summer when you don't want to cook. I almost always have hard boiled eggs in the fridge and I've made this more times than I can count for a quick meal. This egg salad will not let you down!

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You will love this classic, creamy, flavorful classic egg salad recipe ! Simple and satisfying and here are some more egg recipes to try:

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Classic Egg Salad Recipe

Prep Time:10 minutes minutes

Cook Time:0 minutes minutes

Chill Time:2 hours hours

Servings:4 servings

Course:Main Course


Diet:Gluten Free

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  • 12 large hard boiled eggs
  • ¾ cup paleo mayo
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt*
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup green onion


  • Get a large bowl out.

  • Peel and rinse eggs and pat dry. Chop into small pieces and place in the large bowl.

  • Add in mayo, mustard, salt, pepper, and green onion.

  • Stir and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

  • Top with bacon and chives if desired.


** or to taste. I use Real Salt, but if using table salt it may be less. This can also vary depending on type of mayo you use. Taste once it's mixed and add more if needed.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 523kcal (26%)Carbohydrates: 3g (1%)Protein: 20g (40%)Fat: 47g (72%)Saturated Fat: 10g (63%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 21gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 577mg (192%)Sodium: 786mg (34%)Potassium: 222mg (6%)Fiber: 0.4g (2%)Sugar: 2g (2%)Vitamin A: 873IU (17%)Vitamin C: 1mg (1%)Calcium: 86mg (9%)Iron: 2mg (11%)

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  1. Peggy Matlock says

    Awesome side dish! Served with fish.


    • Jessica DeMay says

      Thanks, Peggy! So glad you like it!


  2. Michelle Younger says

    Family loves this. I had to use veganasie because that's what I have. I also added extra wet mustard to it for more tangy flavor. Will become a staple in our house. Thank you for the recipe


    • Jessica DeMay says

      You're welcome! Thanks for trying it, Michelle!


  3. Trang Brown says

    How do to you determine how many servings this makes?


    • Jessica DeMay says

      Hi Trang- that varies from person to person, but I'd say 3-4 servings. Hope you enjoy!


  4. Ashley Najera says

    Quick & easy! Also yummy 🙂 Thank you for sharing!


    • Jessica DeMay says

      You're welcome, Ashley! Thanks for trying it and for the great feedback!


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