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The Egg Salad B.L.T.

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Classic egg salad is a simple, comforting dish all year round, but I tend to crave it the most when it starts to get warm outside. It’s a delicious, cool, savory treat when it’s served on a bed of lettuce with crackers or as a filling in a sandwich. 

In my experience, egg salad is one of those dishes that not only makes a quick and easy meal at home, but it also works when served at certain types of social events too. I guess those are some of the hallmark characteristics of a “classic” dish, right? 

Well, anyway, this simple recipe is an oldie, but a goodie and definitely worthy of being recorded in a blog post. Honestly, a serving of this dish takes me back home when I make it and I’m always happy to go there. 

Okay, so, I may have gone a little crazy with the amount of filling here. But, there was plenty to share, I promise!

My mother used to make this creamy sandwich spread pretty often for our lunches, and I remember enjoying it so much between toasty slices of bread on hot, summer days. But, even when we weren’t at home, it seems like this colorful dish was everywhere when I was growing up. 

Egg salad was often served at our family baby and wedding showers too, but as one of a few fillings in finger sandwiches that were sitting on crystal trays. Those fancy, little sandwiches were always included on a party table next to other sorts of fun, finger foods like mini-quiches and the crab-artichoke dip. 

As a young girl, I remember being so impressed by all of that petite party food (it was like a tea party!). 

Some version of this spread was also served at every, single church potluck meal I attended with my parents. However, at those church events it was never stuffed into swanky, little sandwiches for us. It was served in a big bowl and we had to do the sandwich stuffing for ourselves. 

Anyhow, by now you may have picked up on my serious love for this unassuming, old-fashioned dish and the fact is that I see it as some of the best, vintage, comfort food around. And, I still think that it makes an absolutely perfect summer lunch. Seeing as how the summer heat wave is here (and it’s not even officially summer yet!) I couldn’t wait to whip up a batch!

These days I like to make my (not so petite) egg salad sandwiches with bacon, lettuce and tomato and I don’t think it gets much more comforting than that.

The Egg Salad B.L.T.                                     printable recipe
  • 4 large hard-boiled eggs, coarsely chopped 
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 heaping tsp yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish (or dill relish, if you prefer it)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • slices of bread or toast (Just f.y.i. buttery croissants are delish with this stuff!)
  • lettuce leaves
  • 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
  • slices of crispy, cooked bacon 

1.  In a medium-size bowl, combine the eggs, celery, mayo, mustard, relish and salt and pepper. Cover the bowl with the egg salad with a lid or plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

2. Place a lettuce leaf on top of a piece of toast and then top it with a scoop of egg salad. Next, place a couple slices of bacon and tomato on top of the salad. Finally, add another piece of toast. 

3. Cut it in half and enjoy!


  1. i have a theory that there is NO way to eat an egg salad sandwich without making a mess. that's at least true for me! 🙂

  2. Egg salad is such a favorite of mine too! I think adding bacon to an egg salad sandwich sounds like perfection. I'm going to try it next time I make egg salad!

  3. Egg salad is such good stuff. It's one of those dishes we only make a few times a year, though. Don't know why — we love it. And usually have hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator (I love those for breakfast). Yours is perfection — thanks.

  4. Yes, yes, yes! I adore egg salad! Love how you ramped it up a bit (bacon, yes again!). I used to serve it for dinner on a hot summer eve. Funny how egg salad and memories go together!

  5. Greg, great minds think alike 😛 I love that you use Tabasco and chive in your recipe. I'll have to try it your way! Thank you 🙂

  6. I am an egg salad lover too! I grew up eating it because it was inexpensive to prepare for the family but healthy too. I often make egg salad ( similar to yours) to enjoy for lunch. Thanks for sharing and reminding me how good egg salad is-

    Your sandwich and your recipe is delicious.


  7. Absolute perfection. This is one on my favorite sandwiches too (for most of the same reasons you shared). Here's proof. GREG

  8. Nice to meet you too, Peachy! It's one our favorite sandwiches 🙂 Thank you!

  9. Hi there, it was a great lunch 🙂 Thank you!

  10. Hi Angie, simple and delicious are two of my favorite things! Thank you 🙂

  11. Hi David, yes it's definitely messy, but so worth it 🙂 Thank you!

  12. Your sandwich sounds good…perfect for anytime of the day.

  13. I do like a good egg salad, so this would be scrumptious on a sandwich.

  14. This just makes the calssic egg salad more delish!! Thanks for dropping by my blog. So nice to meet you.

  15. Everyone loves sandwiches like this, a true blue classic for sure. Great recipe Marcelle!

  16. Simple yet very delicious…it's great for any meal!

  17. Definitely a classic dish – you can dress it up and dress it down!

  18. This looks like two slices stuffed with heaven, Marcelle! I think the best part about a sandwich like this is how it all oozes out so luxuriantly. A lovely, wonderful mess! ~ David

  19. Hi Andrea! Thank you! This is one of my all-time favorite sandwiches! I hope you enjoy it as a BLT 🙂

  20. Dear Marcelle, egg salad is a true classic. I love it as well. But it had never occurred to me to try a "BLT" version of it before. Next time I prepare some for the kids, I will go for your lovely version of this much-beloved family fare!
    Have a lovely weekend!

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