The World's Best Egg Salad (3 Ways)

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by dojemi

I love egg salad and recently discovered this recipe. Quite different from the ordinary with the addition of fried onions and/or bacon.

Top Review by Marie Nixon

I made the version with onions. It was a 4-star for flavor but a 3 star for looks. Because the onions were sauteed until browned, the egg salad seemed to have a brownish tone to it when the onions got mixed in.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 large eggs, hard boiled
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise (more, or less, to taste)
  • 12 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
  • 12 cup finely chopped onion, more if you love onions (optional)
  • 1 12 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 slices freshly made crisp bacon, crumbled (optional)


  1. Mash the hard-boiled eggs. Don't mash them too fine.
  2. If using onions, heat the oil in a skillet and add the onions. Sautee until they turn golden brown.
  3. Add the onions or bacon (or for the ultimate version, both!), mayonnaise, and salt to the chopped eggs and mix thoroughly.
  4. Taste and adjust the level of salt. If you like a creamier texture, add a little more mayonnaise.
  5. Serve in a bowl if using as a brunch spread. If serving as a lunch salad, surround a generous scoop with lettuce, tomato wedges, and sliced cucumbers.
  6. Enjoy!

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