Egg Salad Sandwiches- 300+ different Ways!

As seen on our $50 weekly menu plans, one of our favorite frugal lunch items is egg salad. There are countless variations, so even though it may appear on our menu each week for lunch, it is rarely the same. In fact, we have over 300 different flavor combinations!
basic egg salad recipe
Most weeks I hard-boil a dozen eggs (or two!) and leave them in a covered bowl in the refrigerator for healthy snacks, salads, and to make fast, dirt cheap egg salad. Rather than prepare large quantities of egg salad in advance, we prefer to prepare it as needed, using the hard-boiled eggs mentioned earlier.

egg salad sandwich variations

The following is the approximate amount for two sandwiches. I do not always precisely measure ingredients in egg salad. If you prefer your egg salad more creamy, you can add more mayonnaise or a bit of sour cream to the basic egg salad recipe.

egg salad recipes
creamy egg salad, perfect for dipping!
tomato stuffed egg salad cheese
Broiled Egg Salad & Cheese Stuffed Tomato

Sandwich Variations

What you serve the egg salad sandwich filling on (or in) is just as important as what’s in it! While egg salad filling is great on plain old white or wheat bread, here are some other ideas that are tasty and can break up the monotony as well.

cucumber egg salad stuffed avocado
Cucumber Egg Salad Stuffed Avocado
  • Avocado Half
  • Bagels
  • Baguette Slices
  • Croissants
  • Cucumber, Green Pepper, or Tomato that has been hollowed out
  • Herb Wraps (Spinach, Sun-Dried Tomato, etc)
  • Hot Dog Buns
  • Kaiser Rolls
  • Pita Bread
  • Steamed Cabbage Leaves
  • Toasted English Muffins
  • Whole Wheat Pita

The bread options can be toasted or not. Stuffed veggies such as tomatoes and green peppers can be broiled with a bit of cheese sprinkled on top. Add leftover cooked protein, such as diced chicken, turkey, or ham. Pineapple and ham egg salad is fabulous on a flaky croissant!

Add Crunch!

To add a bit of crunch add slices of pickles, radishes, chopped celery, or even potato chips within the sandwich itself. Crispy baked carrot slices are wonderful for adding a bit of crunchy texture and offer a touch of sweetness as well.

egg salad variations
Radish slices add crunch, Whole grain mustard adds kick!

Slice carrots into thin coins crosswise, toss with a drizzle of olive oil, then bake for 25 minutes at 375°F until crisp and lightly browned. Cool completely and add these delicious crunchy carrot morsels in layers on the sandwich, egg salad filling, carrots, repeat.

carrot coin egg salad sandwich ideas

Keto-Friendly Egg Salad Variations

For keto-friendly options, use low carb tortillas, veggies that have been hollowed (cucumber, green peppers, tomatoes, or avocadoes), steamed cabbage leaves, romaine lettuce with tomato slices in an open-faced sandwich, etc. The possibilities are endless. Depending on your macro allowances and the type of keto that you follow (dirty, lazy, or clean), even the egg salad variations containing small bits of fruit should be okay.

keto cucumber egg salad stuffed avocado

With the 20+ homemade egg salad variations we shared above along with the 15 ideas for serving, you could potentially have 300 different ways to enjoy egg salad!

crunchy egg salad recipe

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