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Egg salad is a dish made primarily of chopped hard-boiled eggs and mayonnaise, often including other ingredients such as celery or mustard, which is frequently used as a sandwich spread.

Egg salad
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Main ingredientsEggs, mayonnaise, spices, herbs
Egg salad
Yam khai dao: a spicy Thai salad made with fried egg

It is made mixed with seasonings in the form of herbs, spices and other ingredients, bound with mayonnaise. It is similar to chicken salad, crab salad, ham salad, lobster salad and tuna salad.[1] A typical egg salad is made of chopped hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, minced celery and onion, salt, black pepper and paprika. A common use for it as a filling for egg sandwiches. It is also often used as a topping for a green salad.[2]


Egg salad can be made creatively with any number of other cold foods added. Bacon, bell pepper, capers, cheese, cucumber, onions, lettuce, pickle relish and pickles are common additional ingredients.[3][4][5]

A closely related sandwich filler is egg mayonnaise, wherein chopped hard-boiled egg is mixed with mayonnaise only.[6]

A popular variant in Russia and the former Soviet states is the Salad Olivier.[7]

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  2. ^ "The Nibble: Egg Salad". Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-15. Retrieved 2013-06-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Cucumber-Basil Egg Salad". 31 March 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Classic Egg Salad Sandwich With Cheese - What to Expect". Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Egg Mayonnaise Sandwich Recipe - Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe". 8 September 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Russian Salad (Olivier)". EnjoyYourCooking. Retrieved 14 June 2017.