Herby Egg Salad Sandwiches

herby egg salad sandwichesOne thing’s for certain. In the weeks surrounding Easter, you’ll find egg salad in our fridge, ready to be spread for a sandwich. Or scooped up by crispy salty barbecue flavored potato chips, a chips and dip appetizer disguised as my main course. It’s true. Egg salad on chips makes the perfect lunch!

I don’t ever remember not liking egg salad sandwiches. Or the somewhat similar deviled eggs. There’s just something about that bright yellow egg yolk mixed with the creamy tang of mayo and mustard that has always pulled me in.

But there is one egg salad sandwich that I don’t like…

A bland one.

I find it so disappointing to bite into an egg salad sandwich, only to taste the egg white drowning in a whole lot of mayo. When you’re not in the comfort of your own kitchen, about all you can do is sprinkle it to death with salt and pepper. And that still makes for a sorry lunch intake.

herby egg salad sandwiches

So I promise you that these Herby Egg Salad Sandwiches are anything but boring. They’re filled with yolky tastiness, and are not overbearingly gloppy in the mayo category. With a bit of celery, just like Mom does it. And plenty of fresh herbs, as they go so beautifully with eggs. A touch of smoked paprika and cumin add depth and warmth, to round it all out. This salad (or dip!) has alot going for it, that’s for certain.

Herby Egg Salad Sandwiches

Yield: 6 to 8 sandwiches


  • 12 large eggs
  • 2 T. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 2 T. prepared mustard
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1 T. finely chopped parsley
  • 1 T. finely chopped chives
  • 1 T. finely chopped dill
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • bread
  • optional toppings:
  • thin slices of fresh tomato
  • roasted and salted sunflower seeds


* Please note: This recipe is very much a starting block, a list of minimums. I love all the ingredients in this egg salad, but will sometimes increase the mustard. Or the herbs. Or the onion. Or the paprika. You get the point! :)

To hard boil the eggs, place them in a pot and cover with cold water by 1''. Bring to a gentle boil. Then turn off heat, cover, and let sit for 13 minutes. This will give you a nicely set yolk, perfectly yellow. Prepare an ice bath in a large bowl and then add the cooked eggs to stop them from cooking any further. Let them sit in the ice bath for 3 minutes, and then remove to a towel to dry.

Crack and peel each egg and then slice them in half. Place the yolks in a medium mixing bowl along with the vinegar, mayo, and mustard. Blend well. Chop the egg whites to desired size and add to the yolk mixture, along with all the remaining ingredients. Fold until fully combined. Test for flavor and adjust if needed. Serve on sliced bread, with thin slices of fresh tomato and a sprinkling of sunflower seeds. I also highly recommend a handful of crispy salty barbecue flavored potato chips alongside!


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37 Responses to “Herby Egg Salad Sandwiches”

  1. #
    JulieD — March 13, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Brenda, I love egg salad!!! Yours is so beautiful!

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — March 13, 2013 at 8:34 am

    These look wonderful! And I love the idea of adding sunflower seeds! :)

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — March 13, 2013 at 8:34 am

    I love this, Brenda! All of the flavors mixed together are perfect. I might make this for lunch today!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — March 13, 2013 at 8:54 am

    This looks so delicious. We love eggs and eating this salad with bbq chips would be a big hit with my boys.

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    Amanda — March 13, 2013 at 9:03 am

    This sounds amazing… I am SOOOO with you on “NO BLAND” thought!! :)

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    nest of posies — March 13, 2013 at 9:10 am

    oh wow! this looks delish. i love egg salad sandwiches!

  7. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — March 13, 2013 at 9:18 am

    I love egg salad sandwiches. I like to add a little curry powder.

  8. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — March 13, 2013 at 9:56 am

    I love egg salad and this looks so scrumptious! Great recipe, Brenda!

  9. #
    Maria — March 13, 2013 at 10:12 am

    I want this for lunch today!

  10. #
    Brianna — March 13, 2013 at 10:38 am

    What a perfect sandwich for a Sunday picnic! I’ve been stockpiling egg recipes for when our chickens start producing eggs–this is one of ’em!

  11. #
    Sarah — March 13, 2013 at 10:38 am

    This looks absolutely delicious! So yummy,

  12. #
    Heather || Heather's Dish — March 13, 2013 at 10:57 am

    You had me at “herby”!!!! I love egg salad in the spring!

  13. #
    Cookin' Canuck — March 13, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I agree that a bland egg salad sandwich is a sandwich not worth eating. Your version looks far from bland…and now I’m thinking of my making egg salad for lunch.

  14. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — March 13, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Oh EM Gee!! This egg salad sandwich looks amazing. I’m thinking this needs to become a staple in our household!

  15. #
    Blair @ TheSeasonedMom — March 13, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    This looks delicious! Eggs are definitely on my mind at this time of year, and I love the unique twist that you put on this recipe. Thanks!

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    Sandy @ RE — March 13, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Love egg salad. Love the herbs!

  17. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — March 13, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I love a good egg salad! This looks lovely :)

  18. #
    Mom — March 13, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Yum! Want to make your recipe soon.

  19. #
    Aggie — March 13, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Can you bring some here for lunch? :) I could eat egg salad everyday. With chips (mandatory). This looks so delicious!

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    Whitney — March 13, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    This made me so hungry! I usually add dill and paprika to my egg salad – but I will be adding the rest of the herbs in my next batch. Adding the sunflower seeds is a great idea

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    Paula — March 13, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I love egg salad sandwiches! Yours certainly takes the recipe up a notch with the flavorful cumin, herbs and celery, etc. Never thought to use it as a chip dip though but now that you mentioned it…great idea!

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — March 13, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    I *love* egg salad sandwiches. I look forward to Easter for the egg salad more than anything else!

    • Brenda replied on March 13th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      I’m with you all the way on that one! Coloring Easter eggs…all I can think about is all the great egg salad they will make. :)

  23. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — March 13, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    I love the fresh herbs you added, but I’m especially envious of your red tomatoes! :)

    • Brenda replied on March 13th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

      Those tomatoes were definitely good ones for this time of year!

  24. #
    Tieghan — March 13, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    I love all the spices in this! Looks so yummy!

  25. #
    Kate@Diethood — March 14, 2013 at 7:44 am

    What a beautiful and delicious egg salad! This is definitely going to be made. We dye waaaay too many eggs, and egg salad ideas are much appreciated!! :)

  26. #
    Mercedes — March 14, 2013 at 8:37 am

    I have only begun to love egg salad in the last couple of years but now it is one of my favorite lunches! This version looks perfectly creamy and flavorful and I will be adding it to my lunch menu!

  27. #
    Sheila — March 14, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Brenda! This looks amazing. Now I’m going to be obsessing about egg salad. I love the addition of sunflower seeds. So scrumptious!

  28. #
    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — March 14, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Nothing is better than an egg salad sammie. Nothing. Well winning Powerball, maybe. :) Looks delectable!

  29. #
    Amanda — March 14, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Looks and sounds delicious!

  30. #
    Diane {Created by Diane} — March 15, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    looks wonderful, ok now I’m officially starving!

  31. #
    Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon — March 16, 2013 at 6:42 am

    I love egg salad and will be making this today! Sounds so yummy!

  32. #
    Lynna — March 17, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I love a good egg salad sandwich as well! :D

  33. #
    Bree {Skinny Mommy} — March 18, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I normally don’t like egg salad, but this one looks seriously delicious!

  34. #
    Amanda — March 18, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Fantastic salad thanks. Made it yesterday and it went down a treat. Only addition I made was some lightly roasted pumpkin seeds sprinkled over the top. My family love these and they’re so good for them.

  35. #
    Sylvia Dewy — April 11, 2013 at 6:48 am

    This is perfect for breakfast. Thanks for sharing :)

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