Skip to Content

Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe

This Egg Salad Sandwich is a great vegetarian sandwich. It’s a little more exciting than a classic egg sandwich but has a traditional taste.

For more, check out our full list of Vegetarian Sandwich recipes.

Two halves on an egg salad sandwich on top of each other with the words "Egg Salad Sandwich" digitally written below them.

Some days, you just need an easy lunch. One you can make that requires minimal effort. So you can start it, then clean the kitchen or get ready to go out, then come back and the food basically cooked itself.

I have those days all the time. I work at home and don’t really have time for a lunch. So I don’t have time to actually sit and prepare some gourmet meal every day. But I also won’t just heat up some leftovers from dinner last night, mostly because I want them for dinner tonight.

Enter the egg salad sandwich.

It’s such a tasty staple that people often forget about. We got back into them when we started working at the farmers’ market on Saturday mornings.

We would wake up, I would start the eggs, and then go back upstairs to get dressed while Pete packed the car. When we were ready for the eggs, they were ready for us.

I’d put together the sandwich, pack it in a cooler, and lunch at the market was done. Easy.

Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe

Affiliate links are included in this post and Drugstore Divas may make a small commission if you use them.

Two pieces of celery, two eggs, two pieces of bread, two pieces of Romaine lettuce, and mayo in a bowl on the counter.

Egg Salad Sandwich Ingredients:

How To Make An Egg Salad Sandwich:

Two eggs submerged in water in a pot.

Fill a bowl with enough water to just cover the eggs. Cover the eggs with the bowl’s lid.

Set the burner on high, then set a timer for 16 minutes. This will perfectly hard boil the eggs.

Keep in mind that the 16 minutes includes the time it takes to bring the water to a boil.

While the eggs boiling, wash and dice the celery.

Looking for an easy lunch idea? Egg salad sandwich is perfect! Get the recipe at

When the eggs are done, pour out the boiling water and fill the pot with cold water (with the eggs still in the pot).

Cooling them down makes them much easier to peel.

Then, peel the eggs and dunk them back into the pot to clean off any shell you may have missed.

Add the eggs into a bowl, using a fork to break them into pieces. Add the celery and mayo, then combine.

Looking for an easy lunch idea? Egg salad sandwich is perfect! Get the recipe at

Toast the pieces of bread. Put the egg mixture on one side of the bread, then top with lettuce.

Looking for an easy lunch idea? Egg salad sandwich is perfect! Get the recipe at

Cut in half and enjoy!


Tuesday 13th of June 2017

I used to work with an older gentleman who used to bring an egg salad sammich to work every day. to make it even neater it was wrapped in wax paper. I will probably never forget that.