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
Egg Salad Sandwich with Olives
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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?).
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.
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.
Ingredients for this egg salad sandwich recipe
- Hard boiled eggs
- Green olives with pimentos
- Prepared yellow mustard
- Kosher salt
- Black pepper
Ingredients to prep ahead:
- Hard boil eggs
- Chop olives
Egg Salad Sandwich with Olives
- 8 large hard boiled eggs, peeled and roughly chopped
- ¾ cups green olives with pimentos, roughly chopped
- ⅔ cups mayonnaise
- 1 Tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
- Kosher salt, to taste
- Ground black pepper, to taste
- Sliced tomato
- Boil eggs and plunge into an ice bath. Peel the eggs and roughly chop them. Add to a medium bowl.
- Add chopped green olives, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper and mix until well combined.
- Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking.
- Spread egg salad on bread and top with lettuce and tomato if you prefer. Serve immediately.
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