This classic southern egg salad delivers serious farm-style deliciousness! Loaded with chopped celery, green onions, sweet pickles and pimentos, this chunky egg salad has what it takes to satisfy for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Make an egg salad sandwich, have it on a bed of lettuce, toast or crackers.
It’s no surprise that egg salad is a southern classic. But this Ultimate Farmhouse Egg Salad? Well, it’s hands down THE BEST egg salad in the history of egg salads. Light and fluffy, not too much mayo, but still creamy, vibrant with flavor and crunch, … this homemade luncheon salad is easy, delicious, perfect for baby and wedding showers, all sorts of spring and summer parties… ultimately a recipe you’ll want to keep on hand!
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And if you love deviled eggs, then this fluffy cloud of chopped hard boiled eggs, peppered with crisp bites of celery and onion, is absolutely the thing that will satisfy your all egg cravings.
Ways to Serve This Ultimate Egg Salad
- For breakfast on toast
- For lunch on a bed of lettuce, in a wrap on a sandwich or stuffed in a fresh tomato or avocado
- For snack with crackers or veggie sticks
- For dinner on a croissant with soup
This recipe is also a great way to give new life to Easter leftovers, along with Southern Chopped Ham Salad and Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing.
Ingredients for Ultimate Farmhouse Egg Salad
- boiled eggs
- green onions
- sweet pickle relish
- dijon mustard
- salt & coarse ground pepper
How to Make The Best Egg Salad
Properly boil the eggs. Boil eggs 9-10 minutes (see boil times below). Cool in ice bath for 10 minutes before peeling. Peel and coarsely chop eggs.
Your egg salad will only be as good as your eggs, so make sure you use fresh eggs and watch their boil time!
Mix & Serve. Add eggs and rest of ingredients to a medium sized mixing bowl. Mix gently so that you don’t break down the eggs too much. Serve!
I love making a batch of this egg salad on a Friday to prepare for the weekend. It’s perfect to have on hand with everyone coming and going. No matter when they stop to eat or get hungry for something extra, this versatile salad is there, ready to go!
And making a batch is so easy. Most of the work goes into peeling the eggs. But even that’s not a chore when you follow the pro tips below!
How to Boil Eggs (& Peel Them The Easy Way)
I’ve done my frustrating share of trying to peel eggs when the shells just won’t come off! Here are a few tips that virtually eliminate hard to peel eggs!
- Boil time is super important. I still boil mine the old fashioned way- on the stove top in a sauce pan, or boiler. For soft boiled eggs: 4-5 minutes; Medium 6-7; Hard 8-12. I personally hard boil my eggs at a rolling boil for about 9-10 minutes. The yolk is nice and fluffy but still deliciously creamy. And no gray outside which means they are over cooked!
- After boiling, remove them from the stove top. Drain out the hot water and cover with ice. Add about a half inch of cold water and let the eggs sit in the ice water bath for about 10 minutes.
- Drain the ice water and peel your eggs. The eggs shells should slide right off!
How Long Does Egg Salad Last
Covered tightly and stored in the fridge, egg salad can last 3-5 days. You may have to stir the salad each day before serving. If you are serving egg salad or egg salad sandwiches at a party, egg salad should not sit out at room temperature for more than 2 hours.
Other Classic Salad Recipes You Can Make Sandwiches With
- Tasty Lemon Chicken Salad
- Tuna Salad with Apples, Celery & Pecans
- Southern Shrimp Salad Roll with Lemon Dill Mayo
- The Jalapeno Pimento Cheese
- Southern Chopped Ham Salad
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Ultimate Farmhouse Egg Salad
- 12 large boiled eggs
- 1/3 cup finely diced celery
- 1/3 cup chopped green onion
- 1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
- 4 ounces diced pimentos, drained
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise, +1 tablespoon
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Boil eggs 10-12 minutes for hard boiled eggs. Cool in ice bath before peeling. Peel and coarsely chop eggs. Add eggs and rest of ingredients to a medium sized mixing bowl. Mix gently until mixed well.
- Serve on a croissant, with crackers, or on bed of lettuce.
What I Use To Make & Serve This Egg Salad
Having this right tools makes any job easier. Below are some of the items I use to make and serve this Southern classic.
- Wooden Party Platter
- Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls
- White Serving Bowls
- Pastry Cutter
- Magnetic Kitchen Timer
- Stonewashed Linen Napkins
I love egg salad! My sweet mama used to always make a big bowl of egg salad, pasta salad, tuna salad and homemade pimento cheese to take camping. They were all easy to eat and ready when hungry kids came calling! I can’t wait to try this version soon! 🙂
Yes!! Perfect for camping, trips to the beach or lake… Love it! And your mom is a fantastic cook. I can’t wait to hear about when you make this!
The best egg salad! Delicious
Hi, Pauline! Thanks so much! I am just tickled that you like this recipe. I LOVE really good egg salad!
So good! Made it just as it’s shown. So good!!!
Hi, Scott! That is awesome! I am so glad that you like this as much as I do!
The BEST I have ever ate. TU for sharing.
Hi, Trisha! Thanks so much! You made my day. I am just tickled that you loved this egg salad as much as I do!
HI! Not a fan of sweet relish 🙁 What are your thoughts on Dill relish with this recipe?
Hi, Carrie! I am not a fan of dill and eggs, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t like it. If you like dill better, I would try it that way and see how it turns out! Maybe half the recipe while you experiment.
. I’m going to try this with FAMOUS DAVE’S SPICY PICKLE RELISH. I bet this recipe will pop. Thank you!
Hi, JD! Sounds delish! Can’t wait to hear how it turns out!
Made this for a party for my mothers card group everyone loved it it was phenomenal. Made small tea sandwiches out of it and my father ate the rest of it the next day
Hi, Alycia! I am so tickled to hear this! This egg salad recipe is a favorite, and it just made my day to know that everyone enjoyed it.
Thank you! Really enjoyed this while being snowed in. A feel good recipe for lunch & dinner ♥️
Hi, Hailey! I had this for lunch during our “snow week” too! Great minds think alike. Thank you for loving this recipe.
I made the egg salad tonight for dinner , it’s delicious!! I like your idea of making it on Friday and having it to eat all weekend. Thanks a million
Hi, Mary! You are so welcome! I am just tickled that you love this egg salad. It’s a staple at our house for easy weekend eats!
Thank You, Bet! I agree!
Was delicious! DH loved it too.
I am just tickled you made this egg salad and enjoyed it! It is such a good lunch, light dinner or weekend recipe. It’s a regular at my house, for sure!