Open-Face Egg Salad Sandwich


This egg salad recipe is spiked with dill and lemon zest. Crisp pancetta adds texture and flavor. If you don't want to go with the pancetta, try a few capers sprinkled on top instead.

Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
2 servings


  • 4 large eggs

  • 2 thin slices pancetta (about 1 1/2 ounces)

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill or chives, plus more for garnish

  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest

  • Pinch of salt

  • Ground pepper to taste

  • 2 slices whole-grain bread, lightly toasted

  • 2 leaves Boston lettuce


  1. Place eggs in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat and let the eggs stand in the hot water for 8 minutes. Drain, fill the pan with ice water and let the eggs cool for about 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, cook pancetta in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels, then crumble.

  3. Peel the eggs and mash them in a medium bowl. Mix in mayonnaise, dill (or chives), lemon zest, salt, pepper and the pancetta.

  4. Top each piece of toast with a lettuce leaf and 1/2 cup egg salad. Garnish with dill (or chives), if desired.


Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate egg salad for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

345 Calories
22g Fat
16g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 1 sandwich
Calories 345
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 19g 39%
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 391mg 130%
Vitamin A 1059IU 21%
Vitamin C 1mg 2%
Folate 79mcg 20%
Sodium 804mg 35%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 35mg 8%
Potassium 246mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

Related Articles