This Healthy Egg Salad recipe has ZERO mayo in it and you can hardly tell! So delish and unbelievably easy to make! It’s our go-to quick healthy lunch!
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 an 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. This is what I usually do.
But, you don’t have to. You’re already going to have lumps in this because of the hard boiled eggs anyway.
Perfect for lunch.
This dish is the perfect choice for lunch or even a picnic.
If I were having a picnic, I definitely would include this healthy egg salad on a sandwich or a Greek yogurt chicken salad and maybe some fruit.
Just throw it all in an insulated backpack and you are ready to go!
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- 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
- OPTIONAL: Puree cottage cheese in food processor to have a more mayo like consistency.
- 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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223 Total Fat: 10.3g Carbohydrates: 2.4g Protein: 26.9g