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Egg spread is a quick and simple mayo-free alternative to egg salad.

several slices of rye bread with egg spread on a plate

I’ve never been a huge fan of egg salad – even though I love mayo and creamy dishes, it’s often just too rich for me. Ever since I was a kid, my mom used to make me her version. No mayo, just a little bit of butter.

Onions give it more flavor and a bit of crunch. She would always serve it on rye bread, open-faced sandwich style. I still make it that way for myself.

You probably have these ingredients on-hand already. I sometimes top these with capers. I realize that probably sounds weird to some of you but it’s really good 😉

Love eggs? Try my Easy Egg Salad or Potato Salad with Egg.

Questions? Let me know!

Egg Spread - Salt & Lavender
5 from 1 vote

Egg Spread

A mayo-free egg salad recipe.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon butter (I just eyeball it)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 small onion (or to taste) finely chopped
  • 2-3 slices of bread


  • Put butter in a bowl (it'll soften while the eggs are cooking if it came right from the fridge).
  • Hard boil eggs.
  • While eggs are cooking, chop onion.
  • Once eggs are cooked, cool them in cold water for a few minutes then peel.
  • Using a fork, mash eggs, butter, and salt & pepper together until mixed.
  • Add onion and mix.
  • Spread mixture onto bread and enjoy!


  • If you're finding that the egg mixture isn't sticking together at all, add in a little more butter. You really don't need much butter for it to all stick together, though.
  • Making it with chives instead of onions is a tasty alternative.
  • I sometimes eat egg spread with a bowl of tomato soup. Easy weeknight dinner!

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  1. Beth says:

    I’m not a huge mayo fan, so I decided to give this a try. Worth it! I love that it’s not as rich as traditional egg salad. I threw some chives in there, which added to it nicely.

    1. Natasha says:

      Glad you tried it and liked it šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚