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10 Takes on a Classic Egg Salad Recipe

April 2, 2024
Courtesy of Wholesome Yum

Egg salad is a classic favorite, a perfectly comforting, nourishing quick lunch. Though the OG version is delicious as is, with mayo, maybe a little mustard, celery, and chives or paprika, there are so many ways to vary it. Whether you like it bold and spicy, or tangy, with a Mediterranean flair — or if you’re not sure but up for anything — you’ll find a quick, healthy egg salad recipe right here.

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1. Classic Egg Salad

Classic egg salad

Courtesy of Wholesome Yum

For a traditional egg salad recipe that’s always a crowd pleaser, look no further. This one hits all the notes, with mayo, Dijon, lemon, celery, and a little onion. Enjoy it on greens or as a lettuce wrap

Try this recipe from Wholesome Yum.

2. Greek Yogurt Egg Salad

Greek Yogurt egg salad

Courtesy of Feel Good Foodie

Swap plain Greek yogurt for mayo, and your egg salad is just as creamy, but with a shot of added protein. Lots of chopped celery adds crunch, and parsley gives it a pop of green.

Try this recipe from Feel Good Foodie.

3. Low-Carb Caesar Egg Salad

Caesar egg salad

Courtesy of Stylish Cravings

What could make a Caesar salad even more delicious and satisfying? Transform it into an egg salad. With crisp romaine lettuce, crunchy bacon, and a tangy dressing with anchovy, lemon, and garlic, this is sure to become your new favorite twist on Caesar salad.

Try this recipe from Stylish Cravings.

4. Buffalo Ranch Egg Salad

Buffalo ranch egg salad

Courtesy of The Real Food Dietitians

We think anything good is better with Buffalo sauce on it, and we’re adding egg salad to that list. Buffalo ranch and Buffalo sauce, plus shallots and scallions, give this salad tons of oomph. 

Try this recipe from The Real Food Dietitians.

5. Mediterranean Egg Salad

Mediterranean egg salad

Courtesy of Unicorns in the Kitchen

Here’s another mayo-free egg salad. With lots of chopped fresh herbs, feta, olives, and olive oil, it’s a Mediterranean feast in a bowl.

Try this recipe from Unicorns in the Kitchen.

6. Avocado Egg Salad

Avocado egg salad

Courtesy of Two Peas and Their Pod

Creamy avocado makes this egg salad so creamy and gives it that bright color. Packed with nutrients and heart-healthy fats, it’s satisfying and delicious. Sprinkle in some taco seasoning to give it Mexican flair, if you like. 

Try this recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod.

7. Sriracha Egg Salad

Sriracha egg salad

Courtesy of Budget Bytes

Love some heat? All it takes is a bit of sriracha to make this egg salad recipe feel special. This recipe only calls for scallions, but we’d add some chopped celery or shredded carrot for a veggie boost (and some crunch).

Try this recipe from Budget Bytes.

8. Dill Pickle Egg Salad

Dill pickle egg salad

Courtesy of Holistic Foodie

Dill and egg salad go beautifully together — why not kick it up a notch with the tang of crunchy pickles? Fresh dill and pickle brine in the dressing give it tons of flavor. 

Try this recipe from Holistic Foodie.

9. Curried Egg Salad

Curried egg salad

Courtesy of Downshiftology

Aromatic curry powder is a simple way to turn egg salad into an exciting lunch. Enjoy it on greens with a chopped-up tart green apple included, or scoop it up onto crunchy whole-grain crackers.

Try this recipe from Downshiftology.

10. Egg Salad with Pink Mayo and Pickled Beets

Beet egg salad

Courtesy of Vegetarian Ventures

Beets are a lovely earthy addition to egg salad — and in this version, they make it beautiful as well as delicious. Bonus: Beets have anti-inflammatory properties. 

Try this recipe from Vegetarian Ventures.

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