Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tea Sandwich Saturday #32 - My Favorite Egg Salad

My egg salad recipe, which I found in a tearoom cookbook years ago, is a longtime favorite. In fact, this is what I took for lunch almost every day this week, because I never tire of eating these sandwiches!

I always like just about anything with olives in it, and this egg salad really gets a boost from the flavor of the olives. Plus, this spread is nice whether served open-faced or ...

... sandwiched between two slices of bread. If you like olives, you should love this recipe!

Egg-Olive Spread

4 boiled eggs
4 ounces (half a large block) cream cheese
2 teaspoons brown mustard
20 green olives
1 teaspoon olive juice
Dash of salt and pepper

Place all ingredients in food processor and pulse well, until everything is thoroughly blended. When cutting the traditional rectangular shapes, I like to spread the filling across the full-sized piece of bread first, top with the second slice, trim crusts, then slice into three tea sandwiches. Garnish with thin slices of olive. This recipe makes enough spread for several dozen tea sandwiches.


  1. Your egg salad recipe does sound delicious. I like olives and the addition of cream cheese to the mix sounds good too.

  2. I have to something for lunches next week and this fits the bill.THANK YOU

  3. I was excited to see what your fav egg salad might be..this looks quite good. Around my house I have no egg lovers so I usually don't make this for fear it will waste but I am going to splurge and try this for sure. thanks!

  4. My egg salad recipe doesn't have cream cheese or olives. AJ helped me make it this week for our lunch sandwiches. Egg salad ranks as one of my favorite sandwiches. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I will give it a try.

  5. I think this could become a favorite of mine, too!

  6. Hi Angela, your egg salad recipe does sound delicious. I have never used cream cheese in mine before and will have to try it. I mentioned you in my latest post, with a link to your blog. Just wanted to let you know.

  7. I hadn't thought of mixing eggs with cream cheese. I bet that is good. Of course, with olives it would be even better. Yummm!

  8. Never thought of mixing in olives or cream cheese. I'll have to give this a try.

  9. Hello Angela, this recipe sounds (and looks) delicious!
    Another great reipe to try -
    and I love the plate the sandwiches are on, so pretty!
    Hope you have a nice weekend,

  10. The combination of two good sandwiches (olive and egg) into one sounds great! Will have to try this... now to decide open face or not.

  11. Why does a dainty, crust-less, tea sandwich taste so much better than
    a plain old regular size sandwich?
    Egg salad with olives- great combination !


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