Curry Egg Salad Sandwich

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Remember when I wrote about what I wouldn’t eat as a kid? Yeah, this recipe would also make it on that list, because it has lots of different foods actually touch each other *gasp*. This recipe also nearly made it on the list of what my adult self won’t eat, because not only are foods touching each other, but they’re foods that I wouldn’t normally put together. Eggs, granny smith apples and curry powder?? What mad scientist came up with this??

Well, I’m glad that someone out there was more adventurous than me. I’m also glad that I was brave enough to try this recipe even though  while making it there were a few times I wanted to call it quits. Not because it’s hard to make (it’s super easy) but when I started mixing the curry-lime dressing over my eggs, apples and onion I began wondering if I would be better off just making a peanut butter sandwich.

Mmmmm…. peanut butter….

Sorry, I get distracted by really delicious foods. There’s definitely something to be said about a classic combo like peanut butter and jelly. And I’m here to tell you, there’s also something to be said about eggs, granny smith apples, and curry powder.

Mmmmm….eggs….curry powder….

Be brave. Remember, you’re an adult now.

Curry Egg Salad Sandwich

Adapted from Epicurious

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Some of the reviews for the original recipe mentioned that the onion flavor was a little strong, so I cut back on it and thought it was perfect. I also left out the cilantro since I didn’t have any on hand, and I didn’t miss it one bit.

1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (half of one lime)
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1 ½ teaspoons whole grain or Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pinch of cayenne
6 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
1 cup diced Granny Smith apple (roughly 1 apple)
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
8 slices wheat bread
Lettuce for garnish (optional)

Mix together the mayo, lime juice, curry powder, mustard, salt and cayenne. In a separate bowl, add together the chopped eggs, apple and onion. Pour the curry dressing over top and gently stir everything together. Serve on toasted wheat bread with lettuce, or just eat it with a fork as it is.

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Tammy March 11, 2010 at 3:59 am

If you’re still feeling adventurous, there’s a very delicious sandwich filling popular in Holland: curried chicken. May come as a surprise, but the Dutch make great whole-grain breads, and really know their way around different sandwich fixin’s. The curry chicken thing I easily duplicated at home, while I lived in Amsterdam: hand-shredded chicken, generously laced with mayo, and curry to taste. You might add a smidgen of Dijon mustard, since many European storebought mayos already have that asan ingredient. If you want, finely chopped celery or water chestnut (or jicama?) to add some crunch. Really satisfying, perhaps even dangerously habit-forming. I love the photo of your finished sandwich. A salivation-producer!


tigerfish March 11, 2010 at 4:37 am

I love sandwiches and I know this is only going to taste good! Very good!


Lauren March 11, 2010 at 8:40 am

I’ve never added apple into egg salad, but it sounds intriguing! The curry powder is an awesome addition as well.


Cookie March 11, 2010 at 1:28 pm

I haven’t had egg salad in years! I love how you added the apple and curry! I’ll have to give this a try!


Ngoc March 11, 2010 at 3:49 pm

That top photo is absolutely gorgeous!


Indianapolis Amy March 12, 2010 at 1:44 pm

I love egg salad sandwiches and have never made them with apples or curry… Lovely photos and will try this recipe.


Caroline March 12, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Tammy – the curry chicken sounds awesome, except I don’t eat chicken ;) However, I’m pretty sure that Adrianna is a fan of it, so I would recommend it to all my chicken-eating friends.

Ngoc – thanks!!


Noelle March 13, 2010 at 10:10 pm

In college I messed around in secret with my own curried egg-salad recipe, sans apples. I think egg-salad has a bad rap, but when you add curry to it, it takes on this sophisticated and intriguing new dimension! Thanks for sharing, and I think I’ll try mine with apples next time around, per your idea!


Yannie March 15, 2010 at 11:02 am

I found your recipe off of Tastespotting and eating it for lunch today :D I added raisins and walnuts and i gotta say, there is a food orgy in my mouth right now *Q*


hungry dog March 16, 2010 at 10:21 am

I think this sounds delicious. While in general I’m not much for eggs, I do like egg salad. Makes no sense but there you go. Apples and curry are perfect companions.


patti April 12, 2010 at 6:57 pm

LOVE Curry Chicken Salad! Am sure this will be a winner too!


sarah stewart August 28, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Dear Lord… That is yummy! I made it times 2… and fibbed here and there…. thank you, Sarah


Mittie Root September 11, 2010 at 8:55 am

Unbelievable! Made it for a picnic during an outdoor concert. Perfect. Thank you!


Jordan September 19, 2010 at 4:09 pm

I think I’m going to rename this “The only egg salad I will make from here on out” (yeah, it’s a long name, but it’s a work in progress). I made it with plain yogurt instead of mayo since they didn’t have any mayo at the place I was shopping–I totally patted myself on the back for being inadvertently healthy. Such a great recipe!


Jared Turcotte January 29, 2012 at 4:39 am

Really enjoyed this blog article.Much thanks again. Really Cool.


bob November 14, 2013 at 4:43 pm

I also don’t eat chicken – not vegetarian – but our food laws are too lax & pro business in australia. I could register a business name like free rangin’ chicks, make an official looking little logo with a tick and name like egg co-op approved or something like that and hey pesto trick the public into thinking the chicken wasn’t a full factory operation fed on steriods!
Rant finished, my query is what could you substitute for chicken in the dutch sandwich ’cause your description is making me hungry…


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