Preparation time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Egg salad recipe, a salad that people find comfort in, especially since they don’t need to invest much of their free time as well as energy into the recipe. Hana’s Recipes has found a way how to prepare such a meal in no more than 10 minutes. Time it out today!

Why specifically egg salad recipe?

In general, salads are highly popular among people across the whole world. They all keep enjoying salads’ benefits, such as easy and quick preparation, healthy ingredients, the power of being light on the stomach digestion, etc. However, here are some specific advantages of making the egg salad recipe:

  • Thanks to eggs themselves, such a salad carries a high amount of protein, contributing to even better body functioning, muscle repair and overall human growth.
  • Except for protein, eggs supply the salad with different vitamins (B12, D and A) as well as minerals like selenium, phosphorus and iron. Once again, they all help out with better body functioning. If you decide to incorporate vegetables such as cucumbers or onions, egg salad will also provide extra fiber and other additional nutrients. 
  • Egg salad recipe can be easily made for various purposes. It fits well as a normal meal but also as a sandwich filling and a topping for crackers and bread. This provides the opportunity to adopt the preparation of the salad to different occasions and events, including picnics and social gatherings.
  • Coming back to eggs again, they carry in themselves so called “healthy fats”, including omega-3 fatty acids that encourage the brain and heart function as well as reduce inflammation.
  • Mentioned protein and fat content in the whole egg salad makes the person stay full longer, helping out in weight management by reducing the possibility of the individual to overeat.

Egg salad recipe is truly a go-to option in case you would like to prepare something in larger quantities, in advance as well as please the crowd with something outstanding but not too strong on the stomach. Not to mention all the health benefits it contains that people might not even be aware of. Let’s take a look at how easy and fast this recipe actually is:


  • 8 large hard-boiled eggs (10 smaller ones are also possible),
  • 3-4 medium-sized sterilised pickles (according to your preference),
  • 1 small shallot or red onion,
  • 6 full tablespoons of mayonnaise (or thick white yoghurt) + a tablespoon of olive oil,

Spices & toppings:

  • Salt,
  • Ground black pepper,
  • Mustard,
  • Pickle juice

Preparation of the high protein egg salad recipe


Begin with hard-boiling the eggs. Add half a teaspoon of baking soda to the water in which they will be cooked. It will make the eggs peel better. Cook for 10 minutes. Then pour out the water and immediately cool the eggs using cold water.

Egg salad recipe. Photo: Nela


Finely chop cucumbers and onions (preferably shallots or red onions that are finer). Peel the eggs and cut them into crescents. If you wish to have smaller cubes, you may press them through a potato sieve.

Egg salad recipe. Photo: Nela


For the next step, add mayonnaise to eggs and vegetables. If you prefer a lighter salad, 1:1 ratio of mayonnaise and thick plain yoghurt may be used. After that, season with salt, ground black pepper and mustard. Pickle juice is added at the end.

Egg salad recipe. Photo: Nela

That’s it! Easy, right? Enjoy this outstanding egg salad recipe to the fullest!

Having troubles with hard boiling the eggs? Hana’s Recipes has a trick for you that might be just right in this situation. Try it out!

If you are in a mood for other kinds of salads, take a look at some of the older posted recipes by Hana’s Recipes blog, such as delicious potato salad or amazing pasta salad with chicken.

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FAQ 1: Is it safe to leave egg salad out at room temperature?

Egg salad should generally not be left out at room temperature for more than 2 hours. If serving at a picnic or an outdoor event, keep it cool or on ice to ensure food safety and no potential poisoning.

FAQ 2: Can I use a different dressing instead of mentioned mayonnaise?

As listed within the Ingredients section, it is possible to replace the mayonnaise with thick white yoghurt or use it to mix with mayonnaise for a lighter version of the salad. For instance, a Greek yoghurt can be well utilised here. Other than that, sour cream or even avocado as a base for a different kind of dressing might be other alternatives. It is also necessary not to forget seasoning which should be adjusted accordingly.

Good luck next time!


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