Egg Salad Recipe Southern Style

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4.91 from 21 votes
This old fashioned Egg Salad recipe is a classic recipe passed down from my grandmother.  It's flavorful and creamy and makes the perfect sandwich.  This is an easy basic egg salad recipe that every home cook should have.  
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Classic Egg Salad in a bowl.

This egg salad recipe southern style is a true classic. One of the truly easy egg salad recipes, however it stays true to its southern heritage. It’s flavorful and creamy and makes the perfect sandwich.  This is a classic egg salad recipes that every home cook should have.

Classic Egg Salad in a bowl.

This recipe takes the egg salad recipe southern version up a few notches.  There is mayonnaise, mustard, green onion, paprika and salt and pepper mixed together into perfection.

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What We Love About This Simple Egg Salad Recipe

.If you like deviled eggs, chances are you’ll love hard boiled egg salad.  This easy, classic recipe is a cinch to make and a great way to use up leftover Easter eggs.

  • 10 Minute Meal: It is fast and so flavorful, a great lunch option.
  • Easy Ingredients: Only 6 ingredients but it is so tasty.
  • Adaptable: Stuff in tomatoes or serve in lettuce cups for a healthier option.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Make a big batch and serve it all week.
Sandwich made with classic egg salad.
  • Hard Boiled Eggs: Leftovers, store bought or boil your own for this hard boiled eggs salad.
  • Mayonnaise: Any variety will work even Miracle Whip.
  • Mustard: Again, spicy, yellow or hot mustard will all work, whatever your family enjoys.
  • Green Onions : These add a fresh taste to the classic egg salad.
  • House Seasoning Blend: A special curated blend of spices that compliment so much.
  • Paprika: This spice just goes so well with this egg salad recipe southern style.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Old Fashioned Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe

These are the basic steps for making Old Fashioned Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: PEEL

First, peel and chop hard boiled egg slices into small pieces.

STEP 2: MIX

Second, place egg into medium sized bowl and add remaining ingredients.Finally, carefully stir ingredients together.

Prep and Storage Tips Boiled Egg Salad

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Easy egg salad recipes, when properly stored in a sealed container, will last in the refrigerator for up to five days.

HOW TO STORE THIS EGG SALAD SIMPLE RECIPE

Because it is a mayonnaise based salad it should always be store in the fridge, wrapped well in plastic wrap or in an airtight container.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

This old fashioned egg salad southern style can be frozen in an airtight container. However, it may affect the texture.

Frequently Asked Questions about Egg Salad Simple Style

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE KETO FRIENDLY?

There are many amazing keto mayo on the market now. Plus, you can use a keto bread to eat this easy egg salad recipes.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE A DIFFERENT MUSTARD?

Of course,for example, use yellow mustard, dijon mustard, honey or whole grain for this southern egg salad.

CRUNCHY ELEMENTS?

Certainly you can add a little more crunch if you prefer, such as celery, onion, watercress or other vegetables.

WHY DOES MY EGG SALAD TASTE BLAND?

This recipe is far from bland due to the house seasoning blend, however you can add more dashes of salt and black pepper, hot sauce or other spices such as dill to make it even more flavorful.

Top shot of Classic Egg salad.

Expert Tips for Making This Easy Egg Salad Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and serve.
  • Add Sweet Relish: Another way to get that sweet crunch or lemon juice to get a tang.
  • Serving Suggestions: Wonderful for sandwiches made with white bread or toast, on top of salads, or a bed of lettuce, stuffed into a tomato or team it up with chicken salad and ham salad
  • Bacon: A little bacon makes a great addition to this salad or try a little pimento cheese or plain pimentos.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: We have tested all the cooking methods, find the best here. Or do the traditional method in a saucepan and then run under cold water and transfer to a large bowl.

What to Serve with Egg Salad Recipe Southern Version

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Classic Egg Salad in a bowl.
4.91 from 21 votes

Classic Egg Salad Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
This old fashioned Egg Salad recipe is a classic recipe passed down from my grandmother.  It’s flavorful and creamy and makes the perfect sandwich.  This is an easy basic egg salad recipe that every home cook should have.  
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Ingredients

  • 8 hard boiled eggs, see note
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

  • Peel and diced hard boiled eggs into small pieces.
  • Place egg into medium sized bowl and add remaining ingredients.
  • Carefully stir ingredients together.

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Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and serve.
  • Add Sweet Pickle Relish: Another way to get that sweet crunch.
  • Serving Suggestions: Wonderful for sandwiches, on top of salads, stuffed into tomatoes or even by itself.
  • Bacon: A little bacon makes a great addition to this salad.
  • Alternate ingredient/Substitution/Addition: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Alternate cooking method tip: We have tested all the cooking methods, find the best here.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 384mg | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 126mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: egg, Salad

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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