Open-face Egg Salad Sandwich Print Recipe Print Recipe


I’m not sure why I don’t make egg salad more often.

and I say that every time Easter rolls around… Maybe I overdosed on it as a kid or had a bad experience that keeps it from returning as an option. I really don’t know.

My husband just told me about the egg salad his mom use to make. Main ingredients – potatoes, white onions and dill pickles. Apparently in college he made a bowl the size of our coffee table for him and his three roommates. It was gone in two days. I don’t know how I ever missed this, but he’s now tasked to sharing the family recipe with me. If you aren’t all egg’d out, maybe I’ll have him share it with you in a few months, but only if it’s okay with my mother-in-law.



I’m embarrassed to admit that hard boiling some eggs was the only Easter related thing we did all weekend. Well, my parents did send us a fun bag full of goodies, which we’ve demolished. So there, that’s two things.

If we had family or friends nearby, I’m sure we’d be a little more festive. Since it’s just us, we chose to spend what could have been “Easter basket” money on fro-yo. It was perfect.



One of my favorite items to buy at the farmers market are fresh eggs. The variety of natural colors win me over every time.

Now onto the egg salad. This is a very simple an rather healthy, egg salad recipe. The addition of the dill and celery make it light and refreshing. You really don’t need much for this, just a few ingredients and you’ve got yourself a delicious meal.

I’m already looking forward to my lunches this next week. I planned ahead and doubled the batch.



For those who don’t have a million hard boiled eggs taking up fridge space and can’t remember how to prepare,  here’s an easy step-by-step for How to Hard-Boil an Egg.

A few years back, I bought my husband an egg cooker. It’s totally lazy, but it was when I worked a million hours [in an office] and he was on a super clean eating kick. For some reason, I still use it…



How do you like your eggs? Do you devil them, season with salt + pepper or make your version of an egg salad?  Would love to hear what your favorites are!

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend & happy Market Monday!

ps. Happy birthday, Dad – I love you more than you know!



Open-face Egg Salad Sandwich

PRINT Recipe


  • 5 hard boiled eggs + 1 hard boiled egg white
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons veganaise – or mayonnaise of choice
  • 1 tablespoon mustard – dijon or regular
  • 3/4 cup celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped
  • salt + pepper, to taste
  • 4-5 slices gluten-free bread – or bread of choice


Peel and dice your hard boiled eggs, then place them into a large bowl. Add veganaise and mustard and mix together until well combined.

Add in celery and fresh dill, mix in with a fork – to avoid over mashing. Season with salt + pepper to taste.  Top egg salad over bread, a heaping 1/2 cup or so.

Enjoy immediately or store and refrigerate, without bread.


Makes about 4-5 open faced sandwiches

*gluten-free *dairy-free

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  • Averie Cooks

    that’s the prettiest egg salad I think I’ve ever seen!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    I love a good egg salad! Yum!

  • Maria

    Open faced sandwiches are the best! Love the dill too! 

  • Julia Mestas

    I used to be egg salad adverse… Everyone has their own recipe and I was always scared of the ‘secret’ ingredient people would add.  But now I totally love it, all of it, every secret and not so secret recipe.  This looks classic and just gooooood!

  • Living The Sweet Life

    It’s been such a long time since I’ve had an egg salad sandwich. This one is just lovely – – sometimes the simplest food is the yummiest, and that bread you used, it looks so crusty and delicious 🙂 

  • Jenna

    the prettiest egg salad i’ve ever seen! YUM

  • Shaina Olmanson

    Love egg salad, and this looks so pretty and fresh.

  • Bev weidner

    That sandwich is HAWT. And pretty and gorgeous and delicious looking too. Holy cow. 

  • shelly (cookies and cups)

    I have never seen egg salad look so pretty!  I will absolutely give this a try!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Bake

    It took me 25 years to like hard boiled eggs but now I’m in love.  This sandwich make just force me to boil a dozen eggs and eat my heart out 🙂

  • Cassie @ Bake Your Day

    I can smell the fresh dill, yum! I was anxious to see this recipe after seeing you tweet about it last week. I love egg salad but don’t make it nearly often enough. It looks so wonderful.  And I’ve never tried veganaise, I’m anxious to give it a try! 

  • Chelsy Ethridge

    I love, love, love egg salad, especially with a hint of dijon and dill! I usually opt for greek yogurt in mine, but love veganaise as well! Looks soooo yummy!

  • nicole {sweet peony}

    Seriously. The most gorgeous egg salad ever. And it’s making me so hungry! Love love love this!

  • Brian @ A Thought For Food

    Beautiful darling!  I can just see myself sitting outside with a glass of wine… nibbling on these open face sandwiches 🙂

  • Lindsey Young

    This looks and sounds so yummy! I love egg salad and am always looking for simple ways to update my current go to standard recipe! I’ve never tried it with veganaise, but I would be curious to give it a shot! 

  • Barbara

    I love egg salad sandwiches they remind me of my mom and the Woolworth coffee shop every friday we would go downtown.

  • Brenda @ a farmgirl’s dabbles

    We make our egg salad very much the same way! I love a little dill. And my mom taught me to add just a little sprinkle of sugar, which I love. 

  • Cheryl

    I just LOVE egg salad, but I always forget about making it….thanks for the fabulous recipe Lisa!
     Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up!  Have a great weekend

  • Erika Nolan

    I love egg salad and yet I don’t make it very often either…not sure why.  I add a little mustard and relish with S&P…so easy and delicious.

  • Delia

    IDK how i missed this…. love it! have you tried substituting the celery for avocado…and dill for  just a little cilantro and a little lime..maybe?!:)