Egg Salad Recipe

picture of egg salad on crackers

Boiled eggs are a perfect quick snack. Make a batch once a week and there is something ready when we’re hungry. But what to do when it’s been a week and they need to be used up? In our house we make a batch of egg salad. It’s easy, yummy and a much better alternative than throwing them out. 


In this version, we’ve simplified the ingredients based on what we had at the time, but also to make it more palatable for a toddler. If you have a favorite recipe or ingredient, use that! We hope breaking down the steps helps you engage your little one. There are a few steps here that are really fun for little ones, like peeling eggs, chopping and mixing. Have fun!


  • Mixing bowl
  • Table spoon
  • Toddler-safe knife
  • Cutting board
  • Spoon


  • 8 hard boiled eggs
  • 4 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • salt
  • pepper
  • paprika (optional)


Get the ingredients ready

This recipe is easier if you start with hard boiled eggs. Need a refresher? 

Use what you have. Mayo could replace yogurt, use any type of mustard, etc.

Egg salad ingredients

Wash hands

20+ seconds. 

We are going to be playing with food after all. 


Peel the eggs

All of em. 

Do you have a favorite technique? See below for two options.


Peel an egg roll method outcome

Two options for your toddler's consideration

Option 1: Roll and peel.

Option 2: Same, but under water.

I found that underwater just is easier and the shell falls off in big chunks. That might be hard for little hands.


peel an egg using the roll method
peel an egg underwater

Prep to chop

Rinse the eggs to get rid of any shell fragments.

Pat dry so they are not slippery.

Boiled eggs ready to chop


Adult step: cut the egg in half so it is easier for your little one to dice up with a toddler-safe knife.

Chop up all the eggs and put in a bowl.

Chop eggs using toddler-safe knife


Add the yogurt and the mustard.

Have fun counting!


Add yogurt to eggs
add mustard to egg mixture

Mix it all up

Mix the egg salad all together.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Sprinkle the top with paprika (optional).

mix egg mixture together


There are so many ways you can serve this. Here we did egg salad crackers.

Also good as a dip with english muffin strips. 

The options are endless.

Tag @Foublie and tell us how it went! 

picture of egg salad on crackers