Not-so-classic Egg Sandwich

If you’ve spent time in Japan, chances are, you’ve had a Japanese 7 Eleven egg sandwich. Why 7 Eleven? Because it’s where these are traditionally sold in Japan. They’ve become a little bit of a novelty in some US restaurants but are in fact super easy to make at home. This recipe adds an extra twist using whole grain bread and greens to up the nutrition ante.

This recipe was developed for the Egg Nutrition Center by Weichen Yan @peachonomics

  • 10 Minutes
    Total Cook Time
  • 21g Protein
  • 475 Calories
1 Large Hard-boiled egg, peeled
1 Large Soft-boiled egg, peeled
1-2 Tbsp Mayonnaise, or more to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/3 Cup Arugula
8 Thin slices Cucumber
2 Slices Whole grain bread

Per Serving

Calories: 475

Total Fat: 30g

Saturated Fat: 5.5g

Sodium: 846mg

Carbohydrates: 32g

Dietary Fiber: 8.25g

Protein: 21g


  1. Place 1 hard-boiled egg in a bowl. Roughly chop with a fork or butter knife. Mix in mayonnaise (adjust the amount to taste), and a sprinkle of salt and pepper to taste.

  2. Place one slice of bread on a cutting board. Top with arugula, followed by the egg salad made in step 1.

  3. Add the soft boiled egg to the center of the egg salad.

  4. Top with the sliced cucumber, and finish with the other slice of bread.




    MyPlate Equivalents: Protein 2 oz, Grain 2 oz, Fruit 0, Vegetable 0.25 cup, Dairy 0