Egg salad

Egg salad

45 min
A delicious homemade egg salad with curry is always a hit on the lunch table, in sandwiches, and as a side dish to a good herring. With diced carrots and bacon, this recipe for egg salad gives you something to bite into that adds both taste and texture to the dish. The best part about this recipe is that it is easy to make and great to have ready and done in the fridge, so you can easily manage a quick lunch or snack when you need to treat yourself.


  • Mix sour cream with the rest of the ingredients. Season to taste.
  • Cover the egg mixture and leave it in the fridge for approx. ½ hour.
  • Arrange the egg salad on toasted rye bread with bacon. Garnish with watercress and serve.

Sometimes, you risk getting a watery or thin consistency. Fortunately, we have a few tips on how to fix runny egg salad. One of the easiest ways to fix the problem is to simply let it sit in the fridge for longer and allow it to firm up a bit more. If this does not work, add more boiled eggs or diced carrots to thicken the mixture. A runny texture often occurs when adding too much dressing, so make sure you stick to the exact amount listed in the recipe.

Questions about egg salad

We have the best egg salad recipe with fresh ingredients and a perfectly creamy texture. It is a great snack or spread to have on hand whenever you get a savoury craving. Read on below to find out more!

What is in egg salad?
Curry egg salad is a creamy mixture made with chopped, hard-boiled eggs, fresh herbs, seasoning, and dressing. There are many variations of the dish with different flavours and add-ins. Our recipe adds some extra crunch with diced carrots and a bit of spice and bright yellow colour from curry powder. It is delicious on toasted rye bread on in sandwiches, adding a delicious both creamy and crunchy texture as well as a burst of flavour.
How to make egg salad?
Make an easy egg salad by mixing crème fraiche with diced carrots, coarsely chopped eggs, chives, lemon juice, a bit of curry powder, and salt and pepper. Taste to see if you need to adjust the seasoning; otherwise, cover the salad and let it chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes. When you are ready to serve it, arrange it on toasted rye bread and give it a final touch-up with fried bacon and sprinkles of watercress.
How long does egg salad last in the fridge?
This curry egg salad can keep well in the fridge for about 3-5 days if stored in an airtight container. That way, you can store it effectively for later consumption. Remember to check the salad for changes in smell and colour before eating. Do not leave it at room temperature for too long; it may become watery, causing the eggs to spoil faster.
How long to boil eggs for egg salad?
As this egg salad recipe calls for hard-boiled eggs, aim for 8-10 minutes. For hard-boiled eggs with a slightly soft yolk, let the eggs boil for about 6-7 minutes. If you want firmly boiled eggs with bright yellow yolks that are hard, leave them for about 8 minutes. It also depends on the size, so if the eggs are larger, it may take a little longer to get the desired yolk consistency.
Can you freeze egg salad?
Yes, you can technically freeze the egg dish but not without caution, and we recommend not freezing it but simply enjoying it within 3-5 days. Freezing the egg dish can affect the taste and texture, so you will end up with a less creamy salad and rubbery eggs. Therefore, it needs to be prepared carefully before freezing. Scoop the salad into an airtight container and seal it tightly. To thaw the egg dish, transfer the container to the fridge, preferably overnight, before serving.


Sour cream, 9%, organic
200 g
Small carrots, diced
100 g
Hard-boiled eggs, coarsely chopped
Fresh chives, chopped
3 tbsp
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp
Coarse salt
1 tsp
Curry powder
½ tsp
Freshly ground pepper
For serving
Toasted whole-grain rye bread
4 slices
Fried bacon
100 g

Classic curry egg salad

A curry egg salad is a classic, creamy, chunky snack ideal for sandwiches, wraps or, as we love it, spread on a slice of toasted rye bread with bacon and watercress. This simple egg salad recipe gets a pop of colour from the curry powder, providing a hint of sweetness and a deep, earthy flavour. Adding curry is also a great way to kick up an old classic that you can serve for any gathering, as it is so delicious and easy to make.

Fresh flavour from sour cream, herbs, and lemon

The best way to elevate any simple salad is a deliciously creamy dressing that ties all the flavours together. Many recipes call for a mayonnaise-based dressing, but we make our egg salad without mayo. Instead, we are making a dressing with sour cream infused with fresh chives and freshly squeezed lemon juice for a bright, fresh taste with hints of tart and pungent flavours. The fresh dressing gives the egg mixture a lovely, creamy finish without the heaviness you would typically expect from a mayo dressing.

Add some crunch with carrots and bacon

Who does not love a little crunch with their egg salad? Bacon and carrots are the perfect addition to the otherwise soft and delicate ingredients. The crunchy carrots provide slightly sweet and earthy flavours and make a wonderful contrast to the soft and creamy textures. To top it all off, the salad is garnished with bits of crispy fried bacon.

Since we love delicious recipes that are simple and easy to make, you should try our recipe for a classic Caesar salad with crouton and cheese chips, a cold potato salad with fresh herbs and flavours, and a quick salmon salad served on a base of lettuce mixed with fresh herbs.

How to serve egg salad in the best way

With this recipe, you always have a ready-to-go snack or spread on hand. We enjoy it on a slice of toasted rye bread with crispy bacon bits and watercress. But you can, of course, use it for an egg salad sandwich or wrap as well. Just add it to your favourite bread or inside a flatbread, and you got a simple but very delicious lunch option for work or school. For a light snack in between, use the creamy salad as a dip for chips, crackers, and veggie sticks. It is creamy enough to scoop up with crispy snacks.

Make it your own

Give the classic egg salad recipe a special twist with different add-ins and flavours. You can get creative and try different variations of the traditional dish and take it with you to picnics or enjoy it for lunch and as a snack all year long. It is a great way to put a personal spin on an old-time classic.

Egg salad with pickles or relish

If you are feeling adventurous, try making a curry egg salad with relish or pickles. Finely chopped pickles and pickle relish make a great addition to the creamy dish. Whether you like salty and tart flavours or prefer something sweet and tangy, you can go with dill pickles, bread and butter pickles, or gherkins. Since they add a bit of crunch, you can either swap them out with the carrots or combine both for a delightful flavour experience that will make your tastebuds sing.

For a homemade pickle relish, mix the pickles of your choosing with finely chopped cucumbers, onions, white vinegar, a bit of sugar, and cornstarch dissolved in water. Add the relish to the other ingredients and stir well until everything is well combined. The relish also makes a great topping for other savoury dishes.