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!
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
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
- ⅓ cup finely diced celery
- ⅓ cup chopped green onion
- ⅓ cup sweet pickle relish
- 4 ounces diced pimentos, drained
- ¼ cup mayonnaise, +1 tablespoon
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
- ¼ 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.