An egg salad sandwich is a staple breakfast food. It is easy to make, totally customizable, and keeps you full for hours!
But what should you serve with egg salad sandwiches? Egg salad sandwiches are very versatile when it comes to side dishes. Some of the best side dishes for these sandwiches are French fries, coleslaw, garden salad, bacon, tomato salsa, yogurt parfait, fruit salad, Caesar salad, cheese sticks, and avocado salad.
Continue reading to learn why these sides work for egg salad sandwiches. Whether you are serving egg salad sandwiches for breakfast or lunch, you will find an option that works for you!
What Is An Egg Salad Sandwich?
An egg salad sandwich is a sandwich with a hard-cooked or scrambled egg filling — the eggs are usually mixed with mayonnaise and mustard, then seasoned with salt and spices.
Aside from egg salad, the sandwich may contain lettuce and other greens, cheese, tomatoes, red onion, and various sauces and condiments.
Egg salad sandwiches are easy and quick to make. They are also high in protein! Depending on the ingredients you use, egg salad sandwiches can be very healthy.
What To Serve With Egg Salad Sandwiches
Egg salad sandwiches are perfect for breakfast and lunch, but an egg salad sandwich served on its own may not be enough to keep you full for long. Additionally, we always want something to diversify our meals!
Making egg salad sandwiches is easy, so you can eat them multiple times a week. However, these sandwiches can get boring and repetitive if you serve them the same way over and over.
Here are some easy side dishes to serve with egg salad sandwiches so that you never get tired of eating them!
1. French Fries
French fries served with an egg salad sandwich make an amazing lunch.
Whenever you are not sure about the side dish you should make, make French fries — they go well with just about everything!
You can make French fries in your preferred way. Deep-fried fries are the crispiest, but if you want to avoid excess oil and extra calories, consider making French fries in the air fryer or in the oven.
Sweet potato French fries will go well with egg salad sandwiches too. Just don’t forget to serve a sauce with your fries!
Coleslaw is a cold salad made of sliced or chopped vegetables and mixed with a creamy mayonnaise dressing.
It has a balanced flavor and a crunchy texture and will pair nicely with an egg salad sandwich served for lunch!
Coleslaw is also quite healthy — made with fresh vegetables, it is great for people who like to keep it light with their side dishes. You can skip the mayonnaise dressing if you want to eliminate saturated fats from your diet. Alternatively, you can make mayonnaise yourself or get the low-fat version.
If there is only egg salad in your sandwich and you want to get some veggies in your meal, coleslaw is certainly a good choice.
3. Garden Salad
One of the easiest sides to serve with an egg salad sandwich is a garden salad.
Garden salads are a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
A fresh garden salad is quick to make and is totally customizable. You can use any greens and vegetables you have in your fridge at the moment.
Use lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, cabbage, and carrots to make a light, crispy, and refreshing salad to go with your egg sandwich.
4. Yogurt Parfait
If you don’t want anything savory with your egg salad sandwich, eat some yogurt parfait with it.
Yogurt parfait is a healthy choice for days when you want to finish off your meal with something fruity and lightly sweet.
It takes only a couple of minutes to make a yogurt parfait — you can even make it in advance! All you have to do is to layer Greek yogurt, granola, and fruits. You can use any fruit you like.
5. Crispy Bacon
Bacon may not be the healthiest side dish to eat with an egg salad sandwich, but it is certainly one of the tastiest — the smell of fried bacon alone is enough to get you out of bed and get your day started!
Eggs and bacon are a match made in heaven. Crispy bacon slices will only enhance the creaminess of the egg filling!
You can make bacon crispy by frying it in the pan for just a couple of minutes. Baking bacon in the oven is even easier and healthier too. You can also make crispy bacon using the air fryer.
If you love the combination of creamy eggs and crispy bacon, here’s an idea — crumble a few slices of bacon and mix it into the egg salad to add a burst of bacon flavor to the sandwich itself!
6. Tomato Salsa
Tomato salsa is an easy but delicious side dish for egg salad sandwiches. It can be served both for breakfast and lunch.
With salsa, you can always make it fancier or simpler — add more ingredients to enhance the flavor of the salsa, or keep it simple and use only a few ingredients.
Making tomato salsa is the easiest thing. Chop some fresh tomatoes, green onion, cilantro, and other herbs, then add lime juice and season with salt and pepper.
You can use green bell peppers if you are serving salsa for breakfast, and jalapenos if you will be eating it for lunch. You can even go the extra mile and put some of the salsa in the egg sandwich!
If you love having some type of meat for your meal, serve sausages with egg salad sandwiches. Grilled or pan-fried, they will pair nicely with a simple egg sandwich.
You can go with classic breakfast sausages or grill some cocktail sausages. Either way, sausages will make your meal a lot more filling.
An egg sandwich served with grilled sausages is great for breakfast if you like a meaty start to a day. You can also serve this combination for lunch to give the midday meal a breakfast flavor!
8. Fruit Salad
Serve a bowl of fresh fruit salad with egg salad sandwiches. Fruits will add color and vitamins to your meal and make it look more appetizing!
You can use any fruits you like to make a fruit salad. Drizzle the fruits with honey if you like a sweeter flavor.
Once you have chopped all your fruits, drizzle them with lemon juice to enhance their flavor and keep them fresh. Lemon juice also brings out the juices of the fruits and makes the fruit salad taste more delicious!
9. Caesar Salad
There are eggs in a classic Caesar salad. So, it makes total sense to serve Caesar salad with egg salad sandwiches! Just skip the eggs in the salad and you are good to go.
A Caesar salad is not the best side dish for an egg salad sandwich for breakfast, but it is certainly a good idea for lunch.
A classic Caesar salad contains romaine lettuce, croutons, parmesan cheese, and a dressing made of lemon juice, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and anchovy paste. If you are feeling particularly hungry, you can add a few slices of grilled chicken to the Caesar salad.
10. Cheese Sticks
Cheese sticks make a good side dish for egg salad sandwiches. The crispy cheese sticks will contrast nicely with the creamy egg filling — plus everyone likes cheese sticks (unless they are vegan or dairy-free)!
You need three ingredients to make cheese sticks: mozzarella cheese, eggs, and breadcrumbs. Or you can just go to the nearby store and get a box of pre-made cheese sticks.
You can fry cheese sticks in ample amounts of oil if that’s what you prefer, but to make them less oily, we recommend you bake or air-fry them.
Baked or air-fried cheese sticks are not only healthier, but they don’t need much attention and you can prepare the egg sandwiches while the cheese sticks cook.
11. Avocado Salad
When thinking of breakfast staple foods, avocado is one the first foods to come to mind. Thanks to its buttery and creamy texture, avocado pairs nicely with nearly anything, and eggs are not an exception!
Avocados and eggs are one of the best breakfast combinations, so we recommend making a quick avocado salad to go with your egg salad sandwich.
Simply cut the avocado into cubes, drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice, add your favorite herbs and spices, and serve. Rich in fiber and healthy fats, avocado will keep you full for hours.
If you don’t have time in the morning to make a salad, simply slice a ripe avocado and serve it alongside the egg salad sandwich. An avocado salad made for lunch may also include tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, and red onion.