Here’s a classic egg salad recipe that you can make at home for easy lunches throughout the week.
People are always searching for easy gluten-free lunch ideas. Today I’m sharing this easy egg salad recipe so you can make to add variety to your home or work lunches.
You can make this easy egg salad in just minutes, if you already have hard boiled eggs on hand. With just 7 ingredients to stir together, it goes quickly! There is no dairy in these either so this is a dairy-free egg salad recipe.
Since I personally don’t eat hard boiled eggs in anything, I went to my friend Amanda for this recipe! She’s makes hard boiled eggs a lot and uses them with this huancaina sauce for an amazing Peruvian meal. I’m so glad she was willing to make her egg salad to share here on my site!
Egg Salad Ingredients and substitutions:
- Mayonnaise: If you prefer Miracle Whip, go ahead and use that instead.
- Sugar: Don’t omit this – that hint of sweetness is that makes this classic egg salad amazing.
- Mustard: Regular yellow mustard was used in this, but you can definitely use a dijon mustard or spicy mustard if you prefer those other flavors.
- Scallion: Scallions and green onions are the same thing. They have an onion flavor but not quite as intense as regular onions. If you just have regular onion on hand, use a few Tablespoons of chopped red or white onion in place of the chapped scallion. You’re welcome to add more too!
First you need to make your hard boiled eggs, then peel and chop them. Make them using your preferred method.
Methods for hard boiling eggs:
- Stovetop: My friend Amanda makes hers on the stove, and gives the following tips: add salt to the water, then add the eggs to the water, bring the water to a boil, turn off the heat and cover. In about 15 minutes, her eggs are perfectly boiled and easy to peel.
- Use your Ninja Foodi or Instant Pot to pressure cook hard boiled eggs. This method looks really easy too!
- Oven: My friend Justine also just perfected her method on how to hard boil eggs in the oven. This looks like a great method for if you want to do dozens at the same time.
How to make Egg Salad:
Making the egg salad itself couldn’t be easier. Just grab a bowl, add all seven ingredients, and stir until combined. The seven ingredients: chopped hard boiled eggs, mayonnaise, sugar, salt, pepper, mustard and a thinly sliced green onion.
You can serve immediately, but most people prefer to eat it cold. So cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place in your refrigerator until ready to serve.
Favorite Ways to eat egg salad:
You can serve egg salad in a big bowl that people can have a scoop of at a brunch.
You can grab some gluten-free bread and make gluten-free egg salad sandwiches. Some people like to toast the bread for their egg salad sandwich first so do that if you prefer!
For a quick and easy lunch idea, just serve egg salad with crackers. Gluten-free crackers I like are Schar Entertainment Crackers (pictured here), Lance gluten-free original crackers or Good Thins Rice or Corn crackers.
Reminder: Do not leave egg salad out at room temperature. Keep chilled unless serving it. If you are bringing it to school or work, be sure to include ice packs to keep it cold. If you forget and leave your egg salad out, throw it out, as it isn’t worth food poisoning!
Also, a quick note on two of my favorite gluten-free lunch ideas. I really love to make this gluten-free bacon and egg sandwich for lunch. And my husband and kids love when I make these gluten-free sandwiches.
Thanks again to my friend Amanda for this easy gluten-free egg salad recipe. Amanda also makes these Peruvian Deviled Eggs that you should check out!
And now for the recipe for this gluten-free and dairy-free egg salad so you can make it today for easy lunches this week!
Best Egg Salad Recipe:
- 6 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp. yellow mustard
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 1 scallion, thinly sliced*
- In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients.
- Serve immediately, or place in refrigerator until ready to eat.
I didn't include the time for making the hard boiled eggs in this recipe. Each method varies on cooking time, and I know many of you make a bunch of them on the weekend to use in recipes throughout the next few days. So you could just grab some for this recipe.
This recipe can be doubled or tripled easily!
*Scallions are the same as green onions!
Food Safety Reminder: Do not leave egg salad out at room temperature. Keep chilled unless serving it. If you are bringing it to school or work, be sure to include ice packs to keep it cold. If you forget and leave your egg salad out, throw it out, as it isn't worth food poisoning!
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I hope you and your family enjoy this gf egg salad recipe too!
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