This egg salad is light on the mayo, heavy on the flavor with dijon, avocado and lots of seasoning. This healthier egg salad is ready in about 20 minutes and you won't feel guilty having a hearty serving of it for lunch or dinner.
Bring this egg salad to your next friend or family gathering and wow everyone. It makes a great lunch spread generously over some fresh bakery bread or you can dip tortilla chips in it for a fun appetizer.
Why You Need To Make This Egg Salad Recipe.
It is healthier than the majority out there with way less mayo involved. It is also packed with a nice flavor that compliments the egg well.
This egg salad recipe is creamy with healthier ingredients than most. Chunks of avocado and dijon mustard make it tasty without all the mayo. You can also easily swap the mayo out for plant greek yogurt.
The seasonings are important for this recipe because they really elevate the flavors and leave you more satisfied.
You can make sandwiches with this healthier egg salad recipe or you can use it as a dip with chips!
Ingredients For This Egg Salad Recipe.
Hard Boiled Eggs. The main component to this recipe.
Avocado. A medium ripe avocado for extra creaminess and color.
Dijon Mustard. Dijon really lifts the flavor in this recipe and gives the egg salad more of a bite.
Seasonings. You will need dill weed, salt, pepper, paprika, mustard powder.
Mayo. We will be using a very small amount of mayo. You can sub this for plain greek yogurt if you'd like!
Red onions. They give the egg salad recipe a nice crunch and some color.
How To Make This Egg Salad Recipe.
Step 1: In a large pot gently place eggs. Fill pot with water, just enough to cover the tops of the eggs. Place on stove and turn heat on high. Boil your eggs for about 15 minutes from start to finish. After 15 minutes, remove from heat. let the eggs sit for about two minutes before adding ice to the water. Next, gently peel the eggs once they have cooled.I like to use a spoon to gently get under the shell and peel.
Step 2: Serve on toasted bread with fresh romaine lettuce, or pair with tortilla chips for a delicious appetizer.
FAQ'S & Tips.
Yes, I highly suggest it for a more tangy flavor.
Yes, any mustard is fine. I love dijon!
Yes, fresh dill will be great but so will dried dill weed.
This recipe will be fine in the fridge for about 3 to 4 days in a sealed container.
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Healthier Egg Salad Recipe
- 6 large eggs
- 1 ½ tbsp dijon mustard *
- 1 tbsp mayo *
- 3 tbsp chopped red onion
- ½ cup chopped avocado *
- ½ tsp dill weed
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- ½ tsp mustard powder
- ½ tsp paprika
- 2 tbsp chopped pickles Optional! But recommended
- In a large pot gently place eggs. Fill pot with water, just enough to cover the tops of the eggs. Place on stove and turn heat on high. Boil your eggs for about 15 minutes from start to finish. After 15 minutes, remove from heat. let the eggs sit for about two minutes before adding ice to the water. Next, gently peel the eggs once they have cooled.I like to use a spoon to gently get under the shell and peel. You will slice up the eggs in a large bowl and then add all the chopped avocado and onion, the mayo, dijon and seasonings. Mix it all together well and enjoy!
- Serve on toasted bread with fresh romaine lettuce, or pair with tortilla chips for a delicious appetizer.
I made this salad today and it's so so good, it's definitely not going to be the last time I made it!! Love the spiciness and it's so light too - yummmm
Hi Fran! Thank you so much for coming back to let me know, this made my day!
I saw you preparing this egg salad on Instagram stories today and felt compelled to make it! SO GOOD.
Delicious! I did cut back the salt to about 1/4 tsp.
So happy you enjoyed this recipe! I am a salt-queen so probably smart to cut it back a little. Have a great week
This egg salad was one of the best I’ve had! I used the plain Greek yogurt method and tried it with the pickles as recommended. Very delish
This looks do good! What kind of pickles did you use? Dill, sweet relish?
I like to use the sweet and spicy pickles but honestly any favorite pickle will work!
I made this leaving out the salt! Mustard and pickle relish have enough to give a salty taste. Put only one tablespoon of mayo and 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt!
Absolutely fabulous!! Red onion is super in there! My new egg salad! Thank you!
I am so happy to hear that! Thank you for coming back to let me know.