Egg Salad Recipe

| April 4, 2021 | 3 Comments

Southern Egg Salad

Follow our easy, step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions to learn how to make this quick and easy Southern style Egg Salad recipe. Printable recipe included.


Egg Salad, enjoy!
Our easy Egg Salad recipe makes the perfect sandwich. Just toast your bread and spread on a nice layer of egg salad. Light and delicious.


Egg Salad, slider.

Here’s a great way to use up those leftover Easter Eggs you might have. I’m actually putting this recipe together on Easter Sunday afternoon of 2021, so I might have Easter on my mind today.

It was always fun as a young kid to dye eggs for our Easter egg hunts at the church and at home around this time of year.

Mama would buy one of those PAAS Easter Egg Kits with the little tablets of color and help me dye our eggs each year. She never got fancy with any type of designs, but it’s one of my great memories of being in the kitchen with her as a youngster.

She made egg salad every now and then. And, she used her homemade pickles which always seemed to make all of her recipes that used pickle relish that much better.

As I mention below, there are hundreds of ways to boil and peel eggs. Just use the method that works best for you. I didn’t get into any of those here.

Egg Salad Sandwiches are great so I hope you’ll try our recipe soon.

Ready to give our recipe a try? Alright then, let’s head on out to the kitchen, and… Let’s Get Cooking!


Egg Salad, ingredients.
Egg Salad Recipe – You’ll need these ingredients.


Egg Salad, boil the eggs.
Boil your eggs.

You’ll find 101 different BEST ways to boil and peel eggs if you start looking for them. I’m not going to get into any of those here. Just use the method that works best for you.


Egg Salad, peel the eggs.
Peel your boiled eggs.

Same goes for the best way to peel those eggs. Lots of different opinions on how it should be done. So again, just use the way that works best for you. Smile.


Egg Salad, chop the eggs.
Place all the eggs in a large bowl and chop them up as fine as you desire. I use a fork to mash them up.


Egg Salad, add relish.
Add 1/4 cup of sweet pickle relish.


Egg Salad, add salt.
Add 1/4th teaspoon of Salt.



Egg Salad, add pepper.
Add 1/4th teaspoon of black pepper.


Egg Salad, add mayo.
Add 1/2 cup of Duke’s Mayonnaise.


Egg Salad, stir well.
Gently stir everything together until well combined.

Taste the mixture to see if it needs any more of the salt, pepper, pickles or mayo. Adjust to suit your taste.


Egg Salad, enjoy.


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Egg Salad, printbox.

Egg Salad Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Varies
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: American, Southern


Egg Salad makes a quick and delicious filling for a quick sandwich. It’s so easy to make and a great way to use up any eggs that might be hanging around in your fridge.



68 Eggs, boiled
1/4 cup Sweet Pickle Relish
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
1/2 cup Duke’s Mayonnaise.


Boil and peel the eggs.
Place peeled eggs in a large bowl and chop or mash with a fork.
Add the sweet pickle relish.
Add the salt.
Add the black pepper.
Add the mayonnaise.
Stir well to combine.
Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.


Makes a great sandwich filler for toasted bread.

Keywords: eggs, egg salad, homemade, sweet pickle relish, salt, pepper, Duke's, mayonnaise, quick, easy, leftover egg recipes

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  1. Julie says:

    Hello Steve, I hope you had a good Easter and are doing well. Your egg salad is exactly how I make it, including with the Mt. Olive sweet relish and, of course, Duke’s Mayonnaise! Once in awhile, I’ll add a little finely chopped onion. We love it on lightly toasted bread with lettuce. Add potato chips and a glass of iced sweet tea with lemon and it’s a great little lunch.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Julie, Easter was great, thank you. I hope yours was as well. I’m with you on the potato chips and sweet tea. SMile. Thank you for stopping by today. I do hope you’ll visit with us again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  2. I usually make my egg salad just like yours, love it. But with diabetes I have made it just for myself using dill relish, I like it that way but it is better with the sweet pickle relish.

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