is part of an Anglo-American tradition of salads involving
a high-protein or high-carbohydrate food mixed with
seasonings in the form of spices, herbs, and other foods,
and bound with an oil-based dressing. Its siblings include
tuna salad, chicken salad, potato salad, ham salad, pasta
salad, lobster salad, crab meat salad, etc.
Egg salad is often used
as a sandwich spread, typically made of chopped
hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, minced celery,
salt, and pepper. In the U.K., it is called egg
mayonnaise. Egg salad sandwiches are an inexpensive way to
feed a large group of people.