Good Morning! Today I have a recipe to share that both Scott and I have been incredibly into this week.
I always forget how much I like salads that don’t involve green things until we go out on a limb and make new one. Or in this case, a lightened up version of an old favorite!
The best thing about this egg salad (other than the fact that it’s so, so good!) is that it incorporates the use of Greek yogurt, which is also something I forget to use outside of breakfast or snacks.
Enjoy on it’s own, doubled as a dish to bring to a barbecue, or spread in between slices of bread to enjoy for days on end. We sure did!
Lightened Up Egg Salad
8 hard-boiled eggs
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
3 Tbsp. reduced fat mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. fresh dill
1 Tbsp. chopped chives
1/4 tsp. onion-garlic powder blend
(or 1/8 tsp. regular onion powder + 1/8 tsp. regular garlic powder if you can’t find the blend)
1 Tbsp. jalapeno pepper, minced
(or 1 Tbsp. jalapeno blend)
sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1. Hard-boil the eggs. Check out my How to Make the Perfect Hard-Boiled (Easy to Peel) Eggs post for tips!
2. Peel the eggs and slice them for easy mashing.
3. In a medium bowl, mash the eggs with a fork, then add in the Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, chives, dill, onion-garlic powder blend, jalapeno, and salt and pepper.
4. Serve alone in a small bowl as a side, or spread on bread or dinner rolls for a tasty sandwich!
And just as delicious either way.
More Lighted Up HWG salads:
• Healthy Chicken Macaroni Salad
• Light + Healthy Vegetable Pasta Salad
• Strawberry Jello Fruit Salad
All right, friends. In just a few hours we’ll be heading to Orlando. I’ll be sure to catch up with ya there!
Question of the Day
• Do you ever think to use Greek yogurt in recipes?
• What’s your favorite type of egg salad? Is it spicy or more dijon-y?
Jaclyn @ Bumpsweat
I love egg salad but rarely think to make it. My favorite recipe incorporates avocado; so good!
Love avocados! So much!
I do the same thing, expect I leave out the mayo completely….yuck, don’t even need it. I use the same idea with chicken and tuna as well. Like an above poster said, avocado instead of the greek yogurt is amazing!
I’m not really a huge mayo fan either. That was for the husband. I’ll have to try another version with avo and leave out the mayo!
Christa @ Sit-ups & Sequins
I tend to forget about how much I like egg salad and I love the idea of adding jalapenos! I too would use avocado for the creaminess.
I’ll also be checking out your hard-boiled egg post. It is literally impossible for me to get a perfect one every time!
Yum… the addition of avo sounds dreamy!
Good one! Yes, Greek yogurt is a great substitute. I’ll try this one out, for sure.
I’d still like to make another version without the mayo… maybe add in a little more Greek yogurt? Stay tuned!
Rachel @ Blonde with a Chanse
I’ve never had egg salad BUT this looks good!
I really haven’t been a fan until recently. You should give it a try!
Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie
Yum! I love egg salad and want to eat this right now!
Just polished off the rest of it! … and now I’m a little pouty. 😉
Yum! This totally makes me remember how much I like egg salad! I love to sandwich it between 2 toasty pieces of bread and top it with lettuce and tomato slices. So fresh, so easy, and perfect for a hot summer day! Thanks for sharing!
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
I LOVE egg salad, but I always forget about it!! It’s so easy and such a great summer time meal. Definitely trying your version soon!
Leslie @ Life Begins at 30?
I always forget about egg salad. I make a curried chicken salad and sub out half of the mayo for greek yogurt and it is delicious! I can’t wait to try out your recipe. I love that you added some spice. 🙂