Sriracha Egg Salad



Sriracha Egg Salad

During the work week, I am notorious for eating lunch at my desk.  Some people may frown upon it but I don’t.  I consider it being efficient and a form of multi-tasking…

For those who do not know what Sriracha is. It’s an Asian chili sauce that you may be able to find in the Asian section of your favorite grocery store.  It’s a little bit spicy and in my opinion, tastes wonderful in so many dishes that you may want to add a little heat to.  It’s a staple in my kitchen and I use it all the time in soups, stews, sauces, eggs, stir fries and even on pizza.  

My Sriracha Egg Salad is one of those dishes that I can easily prepare the night before and have it ready in my lunch bag before I leave for work the next morning.  I just grab a handful of crackers, maybe a piece of fruit, some sparkling water and lunch is done. My Sriracha Egg Salad is a riff on a traditional egg salad but with light mayonnaise and spicy Sriracha sauce. Next time you are in the mood for egg salad, add a bit of Sriracha to liven it up.  Enjoy!  Tessa


  • 4 hard boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup celery (chopped)
  • 1 Tbs relish
  • 1 green onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Sriracha or to taste (I like to use more)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • garnish with fresh chopped chives and pinch of smoked paprika

Peel and chop your hard boiled eggs.  Add to a medium sized bowl.  Add light mayonnaise, celery, relish, green onion, dijon mustard, sriracha, salt and pepper.  Mix well.  Spread on your favorite bread or crackers.  Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.  Makes 4 servings.

32 thoughts on “Sriracha Egg Salad

  1. hannah

    Sounds great, Tessa-I love spicy food! You must, too, if you are calling sriracha a “little bit” spicy…I’d have to agree, though I had to smile when I read that :)

    1. Tessa

      Hey Hannah! It’s all subjective. I consider it a little bit spicy but others may need a tall glass of ice water and an inhaler :D.

  2. Mad Dog

    I love egg salad, but I’ve never thought of adding Sriracha – I’ve got to try that!
    This line’s great: “1 tsp Sriracha or to taste (I like to use more)” :-)

  3. mjskit

    Oh my – I think I just found what we’re having for lunch tomorrow! If I hadn’t just eaten, I’d be making these right now! YUM!

      1. mjskit

        I’m sitting here savoring the flavor of this wonderful egg salad! We just had it for lunch on some Triskets and both Bobby and I are singing “Awesome!!!!” The only change I made was that I added what I think might have been 3 tsp. of Sriracha (I don’t measure :) ). It wasn’t hot, but it was spicy, the way we love it. Thank you for such a great egg salad recipe!

  4. thyme (sarah)

    This is my husband’s favorite new sauce for just about everything. I bought a bottle for a recipe awhile back but he brings it to the table and sprinkles it on all sorts of dishes…especially my soups.

  5. Sissi

    I love egg and mayonnaise combination. I often add some tabasco, but sriracha sounds at least equally good. Celery is such a terrific, light addition (it changes a bit from potatoes…). I think I have just found another staple for my spring/summer lunch. Thank you!

  6. jlaceda

    I am notorious for eating lunch at my work desk as well…not so good for my well-being, I know. Especially when there’s a delicious sriracha egg salad dish in front of me, this should be enjoyed fully in peace and quiet :)

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