Egg Salad BLT’s

All of you who have hard-boiled eggs in your fridge from Easter, this one’s for you!

This is what I call a grown-up egg salad sandwich. I used to love egg salad as a kid, but as I got older something about the heavy mayo goop just turned me off. That is until I tried this version. It’s a bit lighter than your average egg salad and it has an unexpected ingredient; lemon zest. The lemon gives it a bright, fresh, flavor you don’t expect, but it compliments everything so well. So don’t leave it out! Plus, this has bacon on it. And what meal isn’t better with bacon?? It’s easy to whip up, so give it a shot.

All you need:

Rolls, sour cream, mayo, dijon mustard, pepper, hard-boiled eggs, lettuce, bacon, tomato, onion, lemon.

Egg Salad BLT's

These classic egg salad BLTs are delicious any time of the year, but they are an especially fantastic way to use up extra hard boiled eggs around Easter!
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 8 hard boiled eggs
  • 4 Rolls (or 8 slices peasant bread/firm sandwich bread), toasted
  • 8 bacon slices cooked
  • 8 slices tomato
  • 4 large lettuce leaves
  • *if you like it extra tangy add a teaspoon of vinegar, too


  • Combine mayo, sour cream, green onions, Dijon, salt, pepper, and lemon in a medium bowl. Stir to combine well.
  • Coarsely chop eggs and add to mayo mixture. Stir gently to combine.
  • Arrange rolls or bread on work surface. Top each bread slice with about 1/2 cup egg mixture, 2 bacon slices, 2 tomato slices, a lettuce leaf, and top half of roll. Serve sandwich immediately.
Course: Sandwiches
Cuisine: Quick fix
Keyword: bacon, BLT, egg salad, hard boiled eggs, sandwiches
Author: Adapted from Cooking Light
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Sara Wells

Sara Wells co-founded Our Best Bites in 2008. She is the author of three Bestselling Cook Books, Best Bites: 150 Family Favorite RecipesSavoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites, and 400 Calories or Less from Our Best Bites. Sara’s work has been featured in many local and national news outlets and publications such as Parenting MagazineBetter Homes & GardensFine CookingThe Rachel Ray Show and the New York Times.

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Questions & Reviews

  1. This is easily my favorite egg salad recipe! I use my mushroom press to chop the eggs, slice them one way and turn just a bit and slice again. So fast and easy.

  2. The lemon zest in the egg salad makes it the best egg salad I’ve had. Ever. It’s amazing how something so simple makes such a difference.

  3. I usually just add crumbled bacon and chopped tomato right into the egg salad and serve it on toast. This is so much prettier! LOL, my family is going to wonder why I’ve turned all fancy on them when I do it this way next time. 😉

  4. These were sooo yummy! I also made them for dinner with left over Died Easter Eggs! We loved it and I shared it on my blog! Hope that’s ok.
    p.s. I have asked for your cookbook for Mothers Day! I’m so excited!

  5. This looks incredible! I had never thought to add lemon zest or a little vinegar to egg salad. I can’t wait to make these sandwiches.

  6. I made this tonight for dinner- super yum! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes!! I was SO sick of the same 5 or 6 things every week and I'm having fun menu planning off your blog 😀

  7. HWFA-
    Scallions and green onions are the same thing! So if you ever see either one in a recipe it's talking about the same thing.

  8. This is going to be our Easter dinner this year for sure. What could be better … using up eggs and easy!!?

    If you happen to see this … wondering if there is a difference between scallions and green onions? I've seen a few recipes lately for scallions and your egg salad reminded me I was never able to find them in the grocery store. I've always just substituted green onions but started wondering if there may be a better way? Since you are my new cooking resource I figured you gals would know if there is something to it.

    LOVE the blog … Happy Easter 🙂

  9. Sara, I love this blog! I blog stalked you through Erika’s blog. I’ve been bad about cooking since having the baby but your blog is motivating me and giving me ideas.

  10. eric, you lucky bumb…i hope i’m lucky enough to find a wife who makes spectacular dishes for her blog, and then lets me devour them once the pictures are taken!

  11. Yum, I made this tonight! I tried it before and think I must’ve left something out on accident, because it was much better tonight!!

  12. That looks really yummy! I have a great egg salad recipe that I really love, but I’ll definitely have to try this one.

  13. So, I’m such a slacker..this is the first time I’ve checked your blog. But it looks fantastic!
    And I’ll definitely have to try this recipe. We had BLTs for our Easter dinner you know… 🙂