Deviled Egg Salad

Is it really almost Labor Day? Whatever happened to the summer? When I was a kid, summers seemed to stretch on forever. Days were spent lollygagging along the river, trying to catch minnows, dipping in here and there to stay cool. Summer meant pick-up games of “pickle” on the quiet street in front of our house, stealing bases, and hoping the kid with the ball would overshoot.

It seemed almost every day the ice cream truck came by, our highly trained ears could pick up the tune blocks away. If there was a pool we played “MARCO POLO” (caps for emphasis, we were loud) for hours and hours. How did our parents put up with us? Oh yeah, they didn’t, they pretty much ignored us most the time. At least during the summer.

Sigh. So, what does this flood of memories have to do with deviled egg salad? Nothing! Other than it’s almost Labor Day, which means all the kids are going back to school if they haven’t already. And this egg salad is an excellent dish to bring to a summer or end-of-summer pot luck. Serve it on a few pieces of butter lettuce, or on a bit of bread or toast.

Deviled Egg Salad Recipe

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6


  • 12 eggs, hard boiled* and peeled
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp cider, white wine or sherry vinegar
  • A few drops of Tabasco or other hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

To hard boil eggs, place them in saucepan and cover them with at least an inch of water. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat, cover, and let sit for 10 to 12 minutes.


1 Chop the eggs coarsely and put them into a large bowl. Add the green onion, celery, red bell pepper.

2 In small bowl, mix together the mayo, mustard, vinegar and Tabasco. Gently stir the mayo dressing into the bowl with the eggs and vegetables. Add paprika and salt and black pepper to taste.

Best served chilled.

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  1. Susanne

    I love egg salad. It’s so simple and satisfying. It’s not like pate or something sophisticated — jsut egg salad! Thanks

  2. Lori

    Looks interesting but due to personal taste, I think I am going to leave out the vinegar and hot sauce.

  3. doodles

    thanks for the reminder, I’ll be making a batch for this weekend. A favorite of husbands.

  4. Lisa

    I don’t eat eggs, but my menfolk LOVE egg salad and deviled eggs. I thought everyone made them both the same way? Maybe it’s just me… LOL! My egg salad has always been basically smooshed up deviled eggs. :-)

  5. Rachel

    Brilliant! I love deviled eggs but I’m the only one in this house who will eat them. Making them into a salad would be so much easier, but still yummy!

  6. Tricia @ Saving room for dessert

    Love that personal memory. Sounds like the kind of summers my children had. They also played flash light tag all around the cul-de-sac. This recipe sounds wonderful – as I am a big fan of deviled eggs. Thanks for the sweet memories. I just love fall.

  7. Sues

    Egg salad is one of my all-time favorites! Lately I’ve been making it with avocado and Greek yogurt… I love the simplicity of this recipe :)

    • Ken

      what proportions of egg/avocado/yogurt are you using? and just typical egg salad seasonings, or are you getting more creative?

  8. christobel

    Egg salad !! This look so good. I am trying it this weekend !

  9. Rocky Mountain Woman

    Yikes! I make this once in a while, but usually end up eating the whole thing in a few hours…

    I guess I have to make it now or it will haunt me…

  10. Lavi

    This salad is amazing! Love your site!

  11. mimi

    Every summer in the 60’s we used to drive from North Carolina to Ontario Canada, where my parents are from. Not many places to stop and eat in those days. My Mother would make lots of egg salad sandwiches. One of my favorite memories is my Father driving with an egg salad sandwich on his lap.

  12. Lanadearg

    MMM…It looks delicious! Thank for sharing!

  13. Patsey Manning

    This looks and sounds delicious, cannot wait to try it.

  14. Catherine Martin

    What a great idea! I am way too lazy this long weekend to make deviled eggs, but I could “totes” (as my 13 year old says) make this. Thanks.

  15. Larry S

    Made this for lunch. Was very very good. In fact I may finish it off now. Had no celery but it didn’t seem to detract from the flavor at all. Also used smoked paprika instead, not sure how much of a difference it made though.

  16. Kathy - Panini Happy

    I just finished making this with my 4-1/2 year old – we can’t wait to serve it tonight!

  17. reen

    Thanks so much for bringing back memories of childhood picnics and camp, with egg salad sandwiches. I haven’t made this in years, but I will now! How about omitting the celery *inside*, but serving it with celery sticks like a crudite?

  18. Ella

    Will probably be adding pickles or capers to this. Can’t wait to get home and make dinner!

    Have you ever had macaroni salad made with pickled beets? It makes a delightfully purple salad. Was wondering if it is just a family thing.
    Thanks again!

  19. Mimi Letto

    Oh how I love Egg Salad, but not quite as much as my wonderful mother who has been with the Lord for 7 years this December. She would make a batch and she and I would eat “half sandwiches”, basically folded over bread with the egg salad generously piled in between. We would graze on these until the bowl was scraped clean. What a wonderful memory!

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