Does anyone else enjoy making healthy versions of their favorite foods? It’s so fun for me when I can find a good substitute. Then I can eat and eat and eat without feeling remotely guilty about it! I recently came up with a Protein Chip Dip that I could literally eat all. day. long. This Healthy Egg Salad recipe is no different. You will not even miss the mayo, I promise!
Now before you start guessing how to make this, it does not include Greek Yogurt! I know that Greek Yogurt is a very popular healthy substitute, BUT it just wouldn’t work in a healthy egg salad because it’d taste too much like Greek Yogurt. I needed something a bit more mild flavored, so I decided to go ahead and try COTTAGE CHEESE!
The end result was so delicious and helped us chip away at our giant Costco sized tub of cottage cheese 😉
If you’re a texture person, you can definitely puree the cottage cheese in a food processor to make it more smooth and mayo-like, but it isn’t necessary. You’re already going to have lumps in this because of the hard boiled eggs anyway.
- 1/2 cup Cottage Cheese
- 12 hard boiled eggs, half the yolks discarded
- 1 1/2 tbs mustard
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix cottage cheese, 6 egg yolks, and mustard together until well combined.
- Add in hard boiled egg whites.
- Stir, slightly chopping the hard boiled eggs into smaller pieces.
- Add paprika.
- Add in salt and pepper to taste.
We only use half the egg yolks in this recipe to cut down the fat.