This healthy egg salad recipe is rich in protein and has significantly fewer calories than the average egg salad! Our mixture of greek yogurt, mayonnaise, and dijon allows for the classic egg salad flavor along with a healthier twist and extra creaminess! It takes only a few minutes to mix together this versatile meal-prepped lunch. 

healthy egg salad on two slices of bread on a white plate with seasonings and garnish

Why We Love This Recipe For Low-Calorie Egg Salad

If you have hard-boiled eggs on hand, this egg salad only takes a couple of minutes to stir together for a protein-packed lunch. Smear it onto slices of whole wheat bread to make it into an egg salad sandwich, or add a scoop to a green salad for a great source of protein. 

What Makes This Egg Salad Healthy?

  • Made with Greek yogurt and only a little mayo to give it classic egg salad flavor
  • Has 211 calories per serving while regular egg salad has 353 calories – you save 142 calories
  • Suitable for a low-carb or ketogenic diet
  • Naturally gluten-free and grain free
  • Has 14 grams of protein per serving, and is a source of selenium and vitamin B

So whether it’s Easter time and you have a lot of leftover hard-boiled eggs on hand or you are just looking for a lower-fat alternative to classic egg salad, this recipe is one you’ll want to save!

Key Ingredients for Healthy Egg Salad

chivies, dill, salt, pepper, chopped hard boiled eggs, dijon, greek yogurt, and mayonnaise mise en place
  • Greek Yogurt: Plain yogurt; fat-free if desired. While some recipes use sour cream or additional mayonnaise, the bulk of the creamy dressing is Greek yogurt.
  • Mayonnaise: Just a little bit of mayo to give it classic egg salad taste, but for fewer calories than a classic recipe.
  • Dijon Mustard: Or 1 ½ teaspoon of yellow mustard 
  • Hard-Boiled Eggs: Peeled and chopped. See how to hard-boil eggs below.
  • Seasonings: Salt, pepper, and chopped fresh dill or chives, if desired.

Tip: Think of this basic recipe as a jumping-off point. While I like my egg salad with lots of fresh herbs, you can omit them. There are many different healthy ways to customize it with simple ingredients. Try adding finely diced celery or green onions for crunch and flavor. Or add a little lemon juice, vinegar, chopped dill pickles or relish to the dressing. See more variations to try.

Step By Step Instructions

mix together the greek yogurt, mayo, seasonings, and eggs to create egg salad

Step 1: Whisk the Dressing Ingredients

Whisk together the yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper in a medium-sized bowl.

Step 2: Add Hard Boiled Eggs

Add the chopped eggs and herbs (if using) and stir until the ingredients are completely combined and creamy. Serve immediately or chill.

Tip: To lower the calories even more, discard half of the yolks. You’ll save about 55 calories per egg yolk!

a ceramic bowl with the egg salad mixed in it with a spoon

FAQ and Expert Tips

How do I store egg salad?

You can store your egg salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. Stir well before serving.

How long does egg salad last?

Egg salad is perfect for meal prep and lunches for the week because you can make it up to four days ahead. Just keep it refrigerated in an air-tight container and then stir well before serving. 

Is egg salad healthy?

Yes, this egg salad is rich in protein, is a source of selenium and vitamin B, and due to our simple ingredient substitutions, it has fewer calories than the typical egg salad. You can also pair it with a salad to add even more nutrients to your meal.

How To Hard Boil Eggs:

  1. Place eggs in the bottom of a large saucepan. Cover generously with tap water. 
  2. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute.
  3. Cover and remove the pan from the heat. Let the eggs sit in boiling hot water for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, set up a bowl of ice water. 
  5. Drain the eggs and transfer the eggs to the ice water. Let cool for one to two minutes.
  6. Then crack and peel under running tap water.

Healthy Serving Suggestion For Egg Salad

  • Make a salad with all your favorite vegetables, avocado, our Greek Yogurt Ranch, with a dollop of egg salad on top.
  • Serve with veggie sticks like a dip. We enjoy snacking on leftover egg salad with carrots, celery, and peppers because they add a nice crunch.
  • Serve with whole-grain crackers! We like it on the flatbread-style crackers like Wasa or Sesame Ryvita, but you can also use gluten-free crackers.
  • Wrap the egg salad in butter lettuce leaves or iceberg to make egg salad lettuce wraps.
  • Make a Healthy Egg Sandwich (follow our tips to keep it healthier).

How To Make A Healthy Egg Salad Sandwich

  • Use a healthier bread: We like either a 100% whole grain bread, thinly sliced whole-grain bread (only 70 calories per slice), or lower-glycemic white bread such as sourdough. A favorite combination of ours is creamy egg salad on rye bread. If you’re using rye or pumpernickel, make sure to find one that comes in at 100 to 110 calories per slice (or less) to keep the overall sandwich around 400 calories. You can also opt for gluten-free bread, or low carb wrap, but look for one that has at least a couple of grams of fiber per serving for the healthiest option. 
  • Portion Control: Use a cup measure to portion your egg salad. Half a cup of egg salad is plenty for a sandwich. 
  • Add Vegetables: You can bulk up your sandwich with veggies like sliced tomatoes, lettuce, and spring greens. We also like crunchy veggies like julienne cut radishes, finely diced celery and shredded carrots. Optional add-ons that are low in calories are alfalfa sprouts and thinly sliced onion. They add additional freshness and flavor. 
  • Ingredient Swaps: If you would typically use mayonnaise on your bread to moisten it, opt for a small amount of Greek yogurt instead. We didn’t find that we needed any because this delicious egg salad is so creamy on its own, but if you want a little more creaminess – the Greek yogurt does the trick!

Variations To Try

  • Add in lemon zest for a big burst of low-calorie flavor. For best results add only a little to begin, and taste it as you go.
  • Instead of fresh chives and dill, try tarragon or basil
  • Egg salad is great with the addition of chopped capers, chopped pickles, cornichons or relish
  • Add in horseradish for a kick
  • Add in a little hot sauce or Sriracha for some spice
  • A new favorite of mine is to add in diced or mashed avocados for an Avocado Egg Salad. It is a great high protein alternative to avocado toast
  • Add a small spoonful of curry powder to give it a curried egg salad twist
  • Top it off with paprika the way you would deviled eggs. Use classic sweet paprika, or try smoked paprika or spicy paprika for an additional burst of flavor
  • Season your egg salad with white pepper instead of black pepper

More Healthy Lunches and Recipes with Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Healthy Egg Salad


  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings, 1/2 cup each 1x

Description

This healthy egg salad recipe is rich in protein and has significantly fewer calories than the average egg salad! Our mixture of greek yogurt, mayonnaise, and dijon allows for the classic egg salad flavor along with a healthier twist and extra creaminess! It takes only a few minutes to mix together this versatile meal-prepped lunch. 


Ingredients

Scale

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, fat-free if desired

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard or 1 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard

1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

6 large hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped* See Tip

1 to 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill or chives, if desired


Instructions

  1. Whisk yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
  2. Add eggs and herbs if using and stir until completely combined and creamy. Serve immediately or chill.

Notes

To Hard Boil Eggs: 

  1. Place eggs in the bottom of a large saucepan. Cover generously with tap water. 
  2. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute.
  3. Cover and remove the pan from the heat. Let the eggs sit in the boiling hot water for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, set up a bowl of ice water. 
  5. Drain the eggs and transfer the eggs to the ice water. Let cool for one to two minutes.
  6. Then crack and peel under running tap water. 

Make Ahead: Keep in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. Stir well before serving. 

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Active Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 cups
  • Calories: 211
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 14 g

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