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A Healthy Egg Salad Recipe that is lower in fat, high in protein, and all-around delicious! Adapted from my Classic Egg Salad Recipe. Perfect for sandwiches, crackers, or pita chips.
Healthy Egg Salad | More Protein, Less Fat
Normally, I use up all my colored, hard-boiled Easter eggs, regular mayo, and a variety of finely diced vegetables in the Egg Salad I make the week after Easter. This year has been no exception, except I changed my recipe up a bit. I tried to keep things on the more-protein-than-fat train because it’s healthier (obviously) and you can’t taste a big difference. I thought you’d be able to, but alas, I did not. That’s called WINNING, folks.
Main Ingredients Needed
The secret to this Healthy Egg Salad is to have equal parts egg to salad. All mixed in a wonderful coating of an egg yolk mixture. Here’s what you’ll need to make this Egg Salad Recipe:
- Hard-Boiled Eggs – for perfect, easy-peel hard-boiled eggs, see here.
- Dill Pickles – tangy and crunchiness that is perfect for this salad.
- Yellow Onion – adds a bit of crunch and a bit of onion flavor. But not too much.
- Light Sour Cream – I like using sour cream because I feel like it’s a happy medium between super tangy, uber-healthy non-fat plain greek yogurt and straight-up mayonnaise. You get a creamy ‘sauce’ of sorts, without the high caloric price tag.
- White Vinegar – or pickle juice. This is to add even more delicious flavor to the mixture and help the sauce loosen up a bit.
- Salt + Pepper – don’t be shy with the salt, or pepper! I love pepper. I use this pepper grinder on the coarsest setting and throw pepper onto anything and everything.
- Dill – I did add dried dill to my egg salad because I LOVE it, but feel free to use fresh dill if you have it or omit it altogether. No big deal!
Everyone likes their egg salad a little differently. This recipe is perfect on its own but is enhanced even more with different ingredients. So let me present some delicious healthy add-ins to this recipe.
- Avocado – a subtle creamy addition.
- Celery – okay, yes, MORE crunchiness but this kind brings a bite of freshness to your salad.
- Mustard – adds more yellow color and adds even more tangy flavor.
- Paprika – this is used as a garnish and if you love it on your deviled eggs you’ll love it here too.
- Zucchini – if you want an extra boost of nutrition, try grating 1/2 – 1 cup of fresh zucchini onto some paper towels, wring out really well and stir that into this recipe. A trick I first tried with my Epic Chicken Salad that changed my life.
How to Make Healthy Egg Salad
Egg Salad is one of the easiest recipes to make. Simply prepare your eggs, while those are going chop and measure out other ingredients. Combine then devour. Here’s a better breakdown of the process:
Boil, cool, and peel eggs. Slice each egg in half (Egg slicers are all the rage. This is a great one and makes life SO easy). Discard the yolks from eight of the eggs or save them for later.
Slice Eggs + Mix with Other Ingredients
Chop eggs into small pieces and place them into a large bowl. Add in the remaining chopped ingredients and stir to combine.
What to Serve with Egg Salad
After I made my big bowl of egg salad, I convinced my kids to try it with soda crackers and they started eating it up like crazy! (That never happens.) Then we ran out of soda crackers and I found these Mediterranean pita chips hiding in my pantry and just about died. They are so good with this Healthy Egg Salad! Of course, bread is always an expected and respectable option for egg salad too but we usually opt for crackers.
Moral of the story: find whatever vehicle works best for you for Egg Salad consumption.
Leftover Healthy Egg Salad
This Healthy Egg Salad recipe can last up to 5 days in the fridge covered in an airtight container. If you see the mixture getting watery and losing its bright color, it’s time to toss it. But I doubt you’ll have any leftovers anyways, it’s THAT good!!!
The glass pyrex bowls I am in love with (pictured above) come with plastic lids, so any extra egg salad can stay fresh in the fridge without having to dirty a separate container. For this dish-hating mama, they are glorious.
More Egg Recipes to Try!
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Healthy Egg Salad Recipe
- 10 hard boiled eggs
- 1/2 cup dill pickles diced
- 1/3 cup yellow onion finely diced
- 2/3 cup light sour cream*
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar or pickle juice
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon dill optional
- Boil, cool and peel eggs. Slice each egg in half (Egg slicers are all the rage. This is a great one and makes life SO easy). Discard the yolks from eight of the eggs or save for later.
- Chop eggs into small pieces and place into a large bowl. Add in the remaining chopped ingredients and stir to combine.