Egg Salad Sandwich with Olives

An Egg Salad Sandwich with Olives is an excellent way to take a basic egg salad recipe and make it extra special. It’s quick and easy to make and a great way to use hardboiled eggs

A close up, straight on image of two halves of an egg salad sandwich on top of each other.

Check out my other great recipes using hard boiled eggs: Avocado Egg Salad, Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs and German Potato Salad.

Egg Salad Sandwich with Olives

This post contains Affiliate Links. Please see the disclaimer here.

As I’ve said many times, I like simple food. I love being able to take a few ingredients and whip up something delicious. And nothing fits the bill quite like this Egg and Olive Salad.

Since I have such a hot, passionate love affair with eggs, it’s pretty much a given that on any given day you can open my fridge and find hard boiled eggs. I generally just eat these on their own as part of my breakfast, but I also love making a simple egg salad with them to eat as sandwiches.

And sometimes, if I really want to kick it up a notch, I’ll add olives into the mix to make Egg and Olive Salad. The delicious, brininess of the olives elevates the classic egg salad recipe, taking your whole sandwich to new heights (can you tell I love olives just as much as eggs?).

A sandwich with the top off revealing egg salad

Tips for how to make egg salad with olives

  • Be sure to chill your eggs in ice water right after you’ve boiled the eggs to stop the cooking process.
  • Peel the eggs under cold water to help the shells come off easier.
  • Don’t fret if the eggs don’t peel cleanly, they’re going to be chopped up anyway!
  • You can use a knife to chop the eggs to whatever texture you’d prefer, but an egg slicer or even better, a food chopper works so well!
  • For the olives, you can use any of the above methods, but my favorite is a mini prep processor.
  • I prefer yellow mustard for this, but if you favor dijon mustard, just use that!
  • Keep in mind all the added ingredient measurements that you mix with your chopped eggs and olives are suggestions- it’s best to taste it as you go and adjust them to your unique taste. 

A bowl of this egg salad recipe.

How do you boil eggs?

Place the eggs in your pot and fill them with cool water so that they are fully covered with an inch above them. Place the pan over high heat and as soon as the water begins to boil, cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 12-13 minutes and then drain the eggs and plunge them into an ice water bath to stop the cooking process. Store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use them.

What other ideas for adding into egg salad?

Honestly, anything your heart desires! Green onion and bell pepper would be tasty. A dash of apple cider vinegar for some zing. Perhaps some hot sauce or sriracha for some heat. Have fun with it!

What can I substitute mayonnaise with?

You can substitute yogurt or greek yogurt for this, just know that it will likely alter the flavor. There are also plenty of tasty vegan mayonnaise options available.

What is the best bread for egg salad sandwiches?

Any variety of bread is great- my personal favorite is rye bread. You can also serve this as lettuce wraps or over a green salad, in a tortilla wrap and also on crackers or rice cakes.

Can I make egg salad ahead of time?

Definitely, it just gets better as it sits and all the flavors meld together!

How long does egg salad last?

Depending on when you boil your eggs, about 4-5 days covered in the refrigerator.

Egg salad sandwiches stacked on each other

Ingredients for this egg salad sandwich recipe

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Green olives with pimentos
  • Mayonnaise
  • Prepared yellow mustard
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper

Ingredients to prep ahead:

  • Hard boil eggs
  • Chop olives

Helpful tools:

  1. Measuring cups
  2. Measuring spoons
  3. Mixing bowl
  4. Spatula
  5. Chef’s knife
  6. Cutting board
  7. Mini prep processor

An open face egg salad sandwich

5 from 1 vote
An Egg Salad Sandwich with Olives is an excellent and healthy way to take a basic egg salad sandwich recipe and make it extra special. It’s quick and easy to make and a great way to use hardboiled eggs and make a tasty sandwich for lunch.
Egg Salad Sandwich with Olives
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins

An Egg Salad Sandwich with Olives is an excellent way to take a basic egg salad recipe and make it extra special. It’s quick and easy to make and a great way to use hardboiled eggs

Course: Main, Main Course, Main dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: egg salad sandwich
Author: Jessy Freimann, The Life Jolie
  • 8 large hard boiled eggs, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cups green olives with pimentos, roughly chopped
  • 2/3 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • Bread
  • Lettuce
  • Sliced tomato
  1. Boil eggs and plunge into an ice bath. Peel the eggs and roughly chop them. Add to a medium bowl.

  2. Add chopped green olives, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper and mix until well combined.

  3. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking.

  4. Spread egg salad on bread and top with lettuce and tomato if you prefer. Serve immediately.

If you tried this recipe please comment and rate it 🙂 I love hearing your feedback and answering your questions! And if you make it please tag me on Instagram with @thelifejolie so I can share it <3

You can find a full index of my recipes here.

Don’t forget to follow The Life Jolie on Pinterest for more recipe inspiration!

Or if Pinterest isn’t your style, bookmark this post!

Let’s keep the conversation going- join my Facebook group

You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    March 28, 2016 at 9:21 am This looks like a pretty tasty lunch idea! Thanks!
    • Reply
      March 28, 2016 at 11:39 am Thank you :)
  • Reply
    March 28, 2016 at 3:07 pm What a great idea to add in some olives. I love egg salad sandwiches but I stay pretty basic on them but I think this is a fun twist on an old favorite!
    • Reply
      March 28, 2016 at 4:23 pm Thank you! Eggs and Olives are two of my favorite things :)
  • Reply
    Shiv Blogs
    March 28, 2016 at 6:23 pm this looks really simple to make and delicious to taste! thanks for sharing!
    • Reply
      March 30, 2016 at 1:18 pm Thank you, it was definitely easy to make!
  • Reply
    Valerie Robinson
    March 28, 2016 at 11:29 pm My mouth is watering just looking at this. Looks amazing!
    • Reply
      March 30, 2016 at 1:17 pm Thank you Valerie!
  • Reply
    March 29, 2016 at 5:35 am Sounds good, but quick and easy to prepare.v Pinning!
    • Reply
      March 30, 2016 at 1:16 pm Thank you RaNesha- enjoy :)
  • Reply
    March 29, 2016 at 9:43 am Oh wao! Wonderful way to prepare this. The recipe is very tasty and easy to prepare as well. I will try this weekend. Thanks for sharing. :)
    • Reply
      April 3, 2016 at 10:09 pm Thank you- I hope you enjoy it :)
  • Reply
    March 29, 2016 at 9:45 am The recipe looks superb. It is not only tasty but very easy to prepare as well. Thanks for sharing.
    • Reply
      March 30, 2016 at 1:15 pm Thank you! I'm all about keeping it simple and delicious!
  • Reply
    March 29, 2016 at 12:53 pm This Salad looks delicious. Can't wait to try it at home. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!
    • Reply
      March 30, 2016 at 1:15 pm Thank you, Ana- I hope you enjoy it!
  • Reply
    Elizabeth O
    March 29, 2016 at 1:28 pm I love eggs and olives too so your sandwich made me hungry. I love the way you combined mustard in with the other ingredients and I plan to try that next time. Yum!
    • Reply
      March 30, 2016 at 1:13 pm I hope you enjoy it! I love the flavor the mustard adds :)
  • Reply
    Annette Daly
    March 31, 2016 at 12:36 pm I have boiled eggs now on the stove ready to be peeled and made into this yummy looking recipe. I found you on Friday's favorite things linky party. I love eggs. I just posted a Spicy Puff Egg Casserole recipe.
    • Reply
      April 3, 2016 at 9:56 pm Now I need to go check out your egg puff recipe- I'm a total egg fanatic- I cannot get enough (and my daughter is turning into one as well which makes me so happy!). Enjoy :)
  • Reply
    March 31, 2016 at 2:47 pm This is perfect-- I love eggs, I love olives, and I've been on a huge egg salad kick lately. Thanks for sharing!
    • Reply
      April 3, 2016 at 9:55 pm Thank you, Courtney! Me too, on both counts. I can never get enough of either thing!
  • Reply
    April 10, 2016 at 6:10 pm The salad looks delicious! Perfect for summer! Will give it a try!
    • Reply
      April 11, 2016 at 3:47 pm Thank you- It is a great summer lunch option :) I hope you enjoy it!
  • Reply
    Milda Hadaway
    March 6, 2017 at 9:18 pm This is like my !grandmother's recipe. Except she threw in some chopped pecans. Try it. You will LIKE it
    • Reply
      March 6, 2017 at 10:39 pm Whoa- I love that idea! Your grandmother sounds like she has excellent taste :)
  • Reply
    February 26, 2020 at 10:05 pm One of my favorites! Except I don’t add mustard.
  • Reply
    February 17, 2021 at 2:26 pm Been eating egg olive sandwiches since I was a child. I’m 73 now. Your recipe is exactly how we made them. They are so good.
  • Leave a Reply

    Recipe Rating

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.