Egg Salad Sandwich

It is always worth keeping a few hard-boiled eggs on hand. They are so easy to use for a quick lunch or even for a full dinner. Make up a batch when cooking other things then either put them in the fridge or pickle them.
An Egg Salad Sandwich is an easy standby for a quick lunch when the eggs are already cooked and the other ingredients are available without a trip out to the shop.

Egg Salad Sandwich

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 1

Egg Salad Sandwich

Two slices of a Bread, some Lettuce, an Egg, a Tomato and some Cucumber. Add some Salad Cream or Mayonnaise. A little Salt and Pepper to taste. What better for a quick lunch that includes a good amount of the Five a Day that helps to keeps us healthy.


  • 2 Slices Wholemeal Bread
  • Butter or Olive Spread
  • 1 hard-boiled Egg
  • Handful Shredded Lettuce
  • 1 medium Tomato
  • 1 Cucumber
  • Salad Cream or Mayonnaise
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Spread Butter or Olive Spread onto one side of each of the slices of Bread. Set one on a plate with the buttered side facing upwards and the other on one side.
  2. Sprinkle the shredded Lettuce onto the bread on the plate, covering evenly. This version used a ready prepared version that could just be taken from the bag. Easy to shred a few whole lettuce leaves though.
  3. Thinly slice the Cucumber so that you have 4-5 pieces. Put the rest of it back in the fridge! Layer the slices over the Lettuce.
  4. Slice the Tomato so that there are 4 pieces plus the two rounded bits from each end. I tend to eat those with a bit of salt sprinkled on but you might want to put them in the sandwich. Layer on top of the Cucumber.
  5. Shell then thinly slice the Egg. Easiest way to get the slices is to use a wire Egg Slicer which is both quick and gives an even result. Layer the Egg on top of the Tomato.
  6. Sprinkle over some Salt and Pepper to taste.
  7. Add on a tablespoon of Salad Cream or Mayonnaise.
  8. Place the second slice of bread, Butter side down, on top.
  9. Slice in half then eat.


Not recommended as a sandwich for lunch boxes as the presence of tomato and salad cream will cause the Bread to get very soggy. Best eaten at a table. It is a very full sandwich where pieces of the filling can easily drop on to the plate. That usually means they end up on your lap if not sitting at a table.

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