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If you are like us here at Food Republic, you are wondering what to do with all of those hard-boiled eggs leftover from last weekend’s Easter festivities. We thought it was a perfect time to unveil our best basic egg salad recipe.

The best egg salad is all about 2 key things: First is properly-sized diced hard-boiled eggs — too finely chopped means a mushy egg salad, so you want to leave them in nice-sized chunks. The second thing to keep in mind is the right proportion of mayonnaise to eggs — too much will again leave you with mush between two slices of bread.

Our best basic egg salad has our time-tested ratio of eggs to mayonnaise, plus just enough Dijon mustard, chives and scallions to give your egg salad a little bite and make it interesting.