Open-Faced Egg Salad Sandwiches

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Let’s make egg salad!

NOW, I REALIZE that screaming isn’t necessary right now. So I’ll chill out and start over.

Now, I realize that egg salad is is a classic, delicate flavor that shouldn’t be willy nilly’d with, or else grandmothers all over the world (and graves!) will come together in protest and violently take me down and I’ll cry. I get that.

Mine stays pretty true to the original approach to this favorite historical lunch grub. Except for a few microscopic tweaks, because I like to be punched in the face.

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Just look at that spread and KNOW WITHIN that you can do this. It’s all pantry and condiment staples.

Nothing scary.

Nothing weird.

Nothing overly jank.

You in?

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Now, what I do for hard boiled eggs is this: six in a pot of water. Start the flames. Bring to a light boil. Nothing fierce. Set a timer for 10. Watch a mascara tutorial on Youtube. Hear the beep. Transfer the eggs to a super cold ice bath. Let ’em chill for a few. Go break up a fight between the four-year old gremlins over a TORN PRINCESS STICKER ON THE EAR OF A STUFFED BUNNY. Come back and peel peel peel under a small stream of cool water. The end.

Open-Faced Egg Salad Sandwiches / Bev Cooks

Choppidy! Choppedy. Choppity? Choppety? Chopped.


Open-Faced Egg Salad Sandwiches / Bev Cooks

So yeah, instead of full-on mayo, I swirl in a tad of Greek yogurt, juuuuust for a bit of HAYELTH and tang. And the jalapeno juice? It’s mellow, but adds the tiniest essence of heat that makes my soul freaky.

Instead of chopped celery I go with finely diced red onion. Be honest, are them’s fightin’ words?

And of course the dill relish adds that unmistakable pickle flavor that we can’t live without. At least I can’t. I used to eat those MONSTER pickles from creeper gas stations when I was little, and my Grandmother would have a bonafide conniption watching me shove that knobby green log into my face.

“You’ll ruin your supper!”

“Relaaaax, this is only my sixth one!”

You think I’m joking.

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The trick is to chill it. Chill the salad. At least for half an hour. My bowl mix looks a little runny because I didn’t let it chill. You do remember the whole torn sticker on the stuffed bunny, right? Fires had to be put out, man.

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Microgreens (or sprouts!) add a super delightful earthy zest. A sprinkling of smoked paprika adds a most subtle layer of depth.

And the honey drizzle at the beginning just balances the whole mess with a hint of sweet. It’s just glorious. Want to punch it.

So! Easter lunch? Easter snack? I mean, you’ve hard boiled 183427542356 eggs already, sooooooo.

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Are we okay?

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  • 6 eggs, hard boiled and peeled
  • 2 Tbs. Mayo
  • 1 Tbs. Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbs. jalapeno juice (pickle juice is fine, too)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1-2 Tbs. dill pickle relish
  • 1 Tbs. honey
  • A pinch of smoked paprika
  • Micorgreens or sprouts for garnish
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • Toasted grainy bread (or any bread you dig)


  1. Chop the eggs and place them in a bowl. Add all the ingredients (but not the microgreens and smoked paprika), and give it a good pinch of salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Let it chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes, then spoon it onto toasted grainy bread. Sprinkle the smoked paprika over each sandwich and garnish with the sprouts or microgreens!
  2. Makes 4-6 sandwich halves, depending on how tiny or massive you make them.

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Tell me your egg salad voodoo ways! Do you keep it simple or do you take it to 11? Eggleven? Eggleven.



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6 Responses to Open-Faced Egg Salad Sandwiches

  1. Autumn March 29, 2018 at 11:20 am #
    I've never liked egg salad before! but I can totally get behind THIS situation!!!! Can not wait to make this!!!! ... and I voted for this over pizza ;) yay!
  2. Kelsey Cody March 29, 2018 at 12:02 pm #
    "Nothing overly jank" just ANOTHER reason why you are my all time favorite blogger. ADORE YOU! And all of your recipes. Can't wait to try this!
  3. Emily of The Three Bite Rule March 29, 2018 at 12:34 pm #
    yes! No celery! Good choice!
  4. Amanda R March 29, 2018 at 1:50 pm #
    Have you ever posted pictures of you as a small child? If you have, it was before my time of following you! I can't quite figure out what kind of kid you were!
  5. Amelia April 18, 2018 at 9:27 am #
    This is a delicious and healthy recipe! I will try at home!


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