Excellent Egg Salad Recipes

Egg Salad Crostini with White Anchovies
Photo: © William Meppem

What's not to love about egg salad? Not only does it make for a great anytime meal, snack, or appetizer, but it can also be as fancy or casual as you wish. This roundup of egg salad recipes runs the gamut, from an uber-tasty convenience store-inspired egg salad sandwich to elegant crostini with white anchovies. Prepare the recipes as written or use them as templates, customizing with your preferred herbs, spices, and accompaniments. Pick up a carton of eggs, pick out a recipe, and determine your favorite way to enjoy egg salad.

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Japanese 7-Eleven Egg Salad Sandwich

Japanese 7-Eleven Egg Salad Sandwich
Photo by Antonis Achilleos / Food Styling by Ana Kelly / Prop Styling by Lydia Pursell

Food writer Jason Diamond's desire for the famous Japanese 7-Eleven egg salad sandwich inspired him to recreate it at home. Kewpie mayonnaise is key to this recipe — made with only egg yolks and rice or apple cider vinegar — along with a fluffy Japanese milk bread and just the right ratio of whites to yolks.

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Egg Salad with Greek Yogurt and Parsley

Egg Salad with Greek Yogurt and Parsley
© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

Greek yogurt ups the creaminess factor in this delicious egg salad, which gets a little kick from paprika and spicy brown mustard. You can customize the recipe with your favorite tender herbs like chives, chervil, dill, or tarragon.

03 of 07

Egg Salad with Capers and Spinach on Toasted Brioche

Egg Salad with Capers on Brioche
© Anna Williams

For a more luxe version of this simple sandwich, replace the chopped capers with two teaspoons of white truffle oil.

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Egg Salad Crostini with White Anchovies

Egg Salad Crostini with White Anchovies
© William Meppem

This elegant egg salad crostini appetizer from chefs Tom Colicchio and Sisha Ortuzar is perfect for a cocktail party.

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Curried Egg Tea Sandwiches

Curried-Egg Tea Sandwiches. Photo © Con Poulos
© Con Poulos

Cookbook author Martha Hall Foose says that in the early 1960s, The Time Life Picture Cook Book inspired Mississippi ladies to "go exotic" by adding ingredients like curry powder and orange zest to egg-salad tea sandwiches.

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Steak and Egg Salad Sandwiches

Steak and Egg Salad Sandwiches
© Tina Rupp

Chef David Burke makes a deviled egg salad spiked with hot sauce, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce, which gets carefully scooped into egg shells, topped with diced beef, and served with pita on the side. Here, he unceremoniously stuffs soft pita bread with his egg salad and thin slices of grilled beef.

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Ham and Deviled Egg Breakfast Sandwiches

Ham and Deviled Egg Breakfast Sandwiches

© Christina Holmes

This irresistible breakfast is a hybrid of an egg salad sandwich and an Egg McMuffin. It combines spicy, pickle-laced egg salad on a toasted English muffin with warm smoky ham and crispy frisée.

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