Japanese Egg Salad

A Japanese twist to standard egg salad recipe using Japanese mayo, deli meat, cucumbers and green onions giving you a healthy, creamy flavor packed crunch in every bite!

This Japanese style egg salad adds an extra crunch and flavor to your traditional egg salad. It’s delicious eaten by itself or you can make it into a Japanese egg sandwich for a healthy and satisfying lunch.

Japanese style Egg Salad served in a white bowl with a wooden spoon.

What is Japanese Style Egg Salad?

Japanese egg salad is similar to the American version but the main difference is the addition of deli meat, cucumber, green onions and Japanese style Kewpie mayo giving it a slightly sweet taste and umami flavor.

How do I make easy Japanese Style Egg Salad and what ingredients do I need?

Ingredients:

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Kewpie Mayo
  • Deli ham/turkey
  • Persian or Japanese cucumber
  • Green Onion

Mix smashed or chopped boiled eggs with Kewpie mayo, ham or turkey, cucumber, and green onion and mix well.  That’s all!

Japanese style Egg Salad served in a white bowl with a wooden spoon, top down shot.

Can I use this recipe to make a Japanese egg salad sandwich, aka tamago sando?

Japanese egg salad sandwich is very popular in Japan and served in various Japanese convenience stores such as Lawson and 7-eleven as a quick, grab-and-go food.

You can enjoy this recipe on its own as a snack or make it into a sandwich. Traditionally, an egg salad sandwich is made using shokupan (Japanese milk bread) with the crust cut off.

However, for a healthy low carb option, use a low carb bread or wrap in lettuce Romain lettuce.

What is Kewpie mayo and how is it different than American mayonnaise?

Kewpie mayo is Japanese mayonnaise. It is richer with a hint of sweetness compared to American mayonnaise.

Do you have any tips on making this recipe?

  • For how to easily peel boiled eggs follow the link for instructions.
  • You can boil eggs ahead of time for quicker prep.
  • Adjust seasoning with salt.
  • Use crunchy cucumbers such as Persian, baby cucumbers or Japanese cucumbers (kyuri).

Japanese style Egg Salad served in a white bowl with a wooden spoon, side angle shot.

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Now, making this Japanese style egg salad recipe!

  • Prepping Time 5M
  • Cooking time 15M
  • Total Time 20M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~2g
  • Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 2 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Kewpie Mayo
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Slice Deli Ham/Turkey
  • 1 tbsp Minced Persian or Japanese Cucumber (about 1/4th of a cucumber)
  • 1/2 Stalk Green Onion

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Prepare hard boiled eggs cooked well.  Read how to make easy peel hard boiled eggs here.

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3) Mince cucumbers and set aside.

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4) Mince deli ham/turkey and set aside.

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5) In a mixing bowl, smash eggs with a fork into fine pieces.  Add cucumber, deli ham/turkey, Kewpie Mayo, salt and pepper and mix well and transfer to a serving bowl.

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6) Finely chop green onions and sprinkle on top of the egg salad.

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Hope you enjoy your Japanese style Egg Salad!

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Japanese Egg Salad

A Japanese twist to standard egg salad recipe using Japanese mayo, deli meat, cucumbers and green onions giving you a healthy, creamy flavor packed crunch in every bite!
4.78 from 9 votes
Course: Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Japanese
Keyword: japanese egg salad, Japanese egg salad sandwich
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1
Print Recipe
Calories: 374kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Kewpie Mayo
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 slice Deli Ham/Turkey
  • 1 tbsp Minced Persian or Japanese Cucumber about 1/4 of a cucumber
  • 1/2 Stalk Green Onion

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Japanese Egg Salad Recipe (1)
  • Prepare hard boiled eggs cooked well. Read how to make easy peel hard boiled eggs here.
    Japanese Egg Salad Recipe (20)
  • Mince cucumber and set aside.
    Japanese Egg Salad Recipe (21)
  • Mince ham/turkey and set aside.
    Japanese Egg Salad Recipe (6)
  • In a mixing bowl, smash eggs with a fork into fine pieces. Add cucumber, deli ham, Kewpie Mayo, salt and pepper and mix well and transfer to a serving bowl.
    Japanese Egg Salad Recipe (25)
  • Finely chop green onions and sprinkle on top of the egg salad.
    Japanese Egg Salad Recipe (26)

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Nutrition

Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 418mg | Sodium: 716mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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