This spicy egg salad is infused with the smoky flavor of chipotles, with just the right amount of kick. Perfect for serving as a sandwich or simply eating with a fork!
Spicy Egg Salad
Like my classic egg salad recipe, this spicy egg salad features hard-boiled eggs broken into pieces and coated in a creamy sauce. However, this recipe uses my chipotle mayo as a base to give the egg salad a wonderfully deep and smoky flavor. If you are looking to make traditional egg salad more exciting, this recipe is for you!
Tip: You can add even more flavor by substituting my spicy pickled eggs in this recipe too!
How to make it
You need to start with 8 hard-boiled eggs. You can make hard-boiled eggs by placing eggs in a pot of cold water, bring to a boil, then shut off the heat and let them sit for 14 minutes. At this point, they can be removed from the water, cooled, and peeled. I recommend reviewing my writeup on How to Boil Eggs to learn more tips and tricks for making perfect boiled eggs every time.
The dressing for the spicy egg salad is best prepared prior to adding the eggs. Add mayo, chipotle, diced onion, and seasonings to a large bowl and mix to combine. Once combined the eggs can be added and broker apart with a fork or potato masher, until they are in small pieces.
Egg salad can be eaten right away, but the flavor will improve as it sits in the fridge for a few hours.
Customize this recipe
The spiciness of this recipe can easily be tweaked by adding more or less chipotles and adobo sauce. You could even add cayenne pepper or hot sauce to add more heat. If you want more crunch, add some diced celery to the salad, or even a poblano pepper.
How to serve egg salad
The simplest way to serve egg salad is to eat it right out of a bowl. However, egg salad sandwiches are phenomenal, and my personal favorite way to eat them.
Serving egg salad on toast is the most common way to eat it as a sandwich. However, using an English Muffin is even better. Another great option is to serve it on a nice flaky croissant.
Spicy Egg Salad
- In a large bowl combine the mayo, minced chipotles, dijon, lemon juice, celery powder, and paprika. Once combined, mix in the onion as well.
- Add hard boiled eggs to the bowl and break into small pieces with a fork or potato masher. Mix to coat with dressing.
- Can be served immediately, however, the flavor is best when rested in the refrigerator for a few hours.