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Egg salad boats recipe

These cute little egg ‘boats’ are the ultimate gourmet egg salad sandwich. Packed full of extra flavour, they have chives and pine nuts in the mixture.



  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tbsp (60ml) good quality mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp seeded mustard
  • 2 tbsp chives, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • juice and zest of one lemon
  • sourdough bread rolls or a baguette


Arrange eggs in a single layer in a medium pot and cover with cold water.

Bring to the boil and then remove from heat.

Cover and set aside for 10 minutes.

Drain, then cover eggs with cold water, swish them around and then drain, repeating twice.

Set aside to chill while you make the mayonnaise mixture.

To do this, simply combine remaining ingredients and check for seasoning.

Hollow out the rolls or baguette, removing most of the bread interior (reserve for breadcrumbs).

Peel the eggs and roughly chop.

Gently stir through the mayonnaise mixture and then spoon into the rolls.

Serve as is or slice into pieces before serving on a platter.


  • Making perfect hard boiled eggs is a bit of an art if you don’t want those grey tinged edges.
  • Check out our Hard boiled egg recipe to find the best way.
  • Good quality mayonnaise is essential to a really great egg salad sandwich.
  • This recipe was created by Sophie Hansen for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder: You can follow Sophie on Local is LovelyFacebookTwitter or Pinterest.

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