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Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe. Why You Need It and 5 Helpful Reasons You'll Adore It!

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Did you know making Air Fryer (or Instant Pot) egg salad is incredibly easy. Serve up this flavorful classic egg salad sandwich for lunch, dinner, or a picnic in the park.

This egg salad sandwich recipe is one I have made for years. I simply adjusted it to the Instant Pot, as it makes cooking eggs a breeze.

This is an easy egg salad recipe that you will want to print off and keep on hand.

My husband and daughter love this as a light lunch sitting outside soaking up the sun in the warmer months of the year.

egg salad recipe

Why You Will Love This Egg Salad Sandwich...

  • The Instant Pot cooks all the eggs at once, without having to peel tons of eggs.
  • Make as much or as little as you would like.
  • A creamy egg salad recipe that is crave-worthy.
  • Affordable
  • Quick

How to Make

Full directions on how to make egg salad sandwiches are in the printable recipe card below.

egg salad ingredients


If you don't eat all your salad right away, place in an airtight container and store in the fridge. The egg salad will store for 2-3 days.

Just grab and pile on a sandwich, bagel, serve with crackers, etc.

Tips and Variations To Recipe

  • Feel free to make as much or as little of this recipe as you would like. Just adjust the recipe as it is fit.
  • How to make egg salad without mayo? Swap with sour cream or plain yogurt. I prefer plain yogurt as a swap.
  • You can use sweet pickle relish, plain pickles, or leave the pickles out of the recipe if you would like.
  • I find having celery in egg salad adds a nice crisp crunch and flavor to the egg salad.
air fryer egg salad

Ways to Serve Up Egg Salad

  • Bread, Croissants, Toast, etc.
  • Lettuce Wrap.
  • Serve with crackers.
  • Dip in crisp veggies like peppers, cucumbers, etc.
  • Eat alone without a pairing of bread.
  • Remove pit and place egg salad in an avocado - makes for a great healthy egg salad recipe.

Recipe FAQs

Can you freeze egg salad?

Egg salad could be frozen if you chose. The downfall is the texture will be very grainy once thawed. So, it is not recommended to freeze egg salad.

What to eat with egg salad?

A simple side like chips, fresh veggies, cucumber, and onions, etc. all are great options. Essentially you could serve almost anything with egg salad!

Is egg salad keto?

Most egg salads are keto, but you have to pay attention to the ingredients in the recipe. But overall, you will find egg salad can be a great keto lunch or snack option.

How long is egg salad good for?

2-3 days is all you would want to keep the salad. Even after the first day, you will find it begins to break down a lot. I recommend eating day one, for the best flavor and texture.

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Yield: 3 servings

Air Fryer Egg Salad

Air Fryer Egg Salad

This Air Fryer Egg Salad recipe is suitable for all types of cooks. Even those of you who do not have a knack for cooking will be able to prepare this egg salad without any major problem.

With basic ingredients, which we have at home at any time, we will get an off-road recipe. In addition to being simple, it will take us little time, so it is a staple in the "Tupper" menus, for a picnic and for those days when we want to prepare lunch/dinner in advance.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes


  1. Place eggs in air fryer basket and cook on 250 for 17 minutes.
  2. Remove the eggs and place is a cold-water bath. Let cool.
  3. Remove the eggshells and cut the eggs in half. Remove the yolks from the eggs.
  4. In a mixing bowl, add the yolks, mayonnaise and spices. Mix until smooth.
  5. Chop the eggs whites into desired bits and stir into mayonnaise mixture.
  6. Spread eggs salad mixture onto sandwich bread and serve cut or whole.


  • Eggs are the basis of this recipe so choose good quality ones.
  • With the egg salad, we can play with the ingredients that you like the most, giving it a personal touch. I have eaten some that had avocado, celery, potatoes, very minced onion, etc ...

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