Deviled Egg salad with Greek yogurt is creamy, delicious and loaded with protein and flavor. It's easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.
Here is what you will need
- Greek yogurt
- Dijon mustard
- Prepared horseradish (optional)
- Mayonnaise (optional)
- Sea salt and pepper
- Egg slicer
- Sharp knife
Egg salad is a classic simple salad that's perfect for when you want something easy for lunch.
You can pile it on top of a bed of greens with tomaotes and onions or serve it as a sandwich. The addition of mustard and horseradish to egg salad to gives the salad a deviled egg flair or you can try my deviled eggs with Greek yogurt for real deviled eggs.
I use Greek yogurt in place of mayonniase when I make egg salad because Greek yogurt is a better quality ingredient without the empty calories that are in mayonnaise. It's higher in protein, has probiotics and adds an interesting creamy tangy flavor to the egg salad.
I you prefer your egg salad with mayonnaise, you can substitute the yogurt with mayonnaise or add a spoonful to it for a little flavor boost.
How to make perfect hard boiled eggs
The key to making a delicously creamy egg salad is to have perfectly cooked eggs. Eggs that have been cooked for too long are dry and can have affect the texture of the egg salad.
Here's how to do it: cover the eggs with water in a pan, and cover the pan. Bring the eggs to a boil. Leave the cover on and turn the heat off. Allow the eggs to sit in the hot water for 10 minutes.
How to easily peel the eggs
Drain the water from the eggs and gently shake them in the pan so that the egg shells begin to crack. Add cold water and let the eggs sit for at least 5 minutes and peel the eggs.
The best way to chop the eggs
You can use a knife to chop the eggs, or you can use an egg slicer which makes it super easy. Simple place an egg into the slicer horizonatlly and slice, then turn it vertically and slice through the egg once more.
Store your egg salad in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it. It will last in the refrigerator for 3 days.
Freezing is not recommended
Change up your deviled egg salad
Try adding these to your egg salad to enhance the flavor
- a teaspoon of relish
- hot sauce
- chopped onion
- diced pickles
- fresh herbs such as chives, parsley, basil and oregano
- substitute the yogurt with an equal amount of mayonniase
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- 6 eggs
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 2 stalks of celery
- 1 teaspoon horseradish - optional
- ½ tablespoon mayonnaise - optional
- Carefully add the eggs to a saucepan and cover them with water
- Cover the saucepan and bring the eggs to a boil
- Once the eggs begin to boil, leave the cover on and turn the heat off. Allow the eggs to sit for 10 minutes in the hot water
- While the eggs are cooking, dice the celery and add it to a bowl.
- Drain the eggs, and cool them off under cold water.
- Once they are cool enough to handle, peel the eggs and chop them using a knife or egg slicer
- Place the chopped eggs into the bowl with the celery
- Stir in the yogurt, mustard and mayo if using along with salt and pepper.
- Mix all of the ingredients together and serve
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used
I'm always looking for ways to use up those big containers of greek yogurt-- this is brilliant!
Jean Choi says
So simple and delicious! It's way easier than deviled eggs, but has all the flavors.
Megan Stevens says
Such a great idea!! I like aioli, but I really don't like mayonnaise ... and I don't always want to make aioli, so thanks for this great recipe and solution! Sounds super creamy, tangy and healthy! Plus the extra protein. Brilliant! 🙂
You give such a simple base, it's really easy to make and quick too! I love the list of fun add-ins. I gotta have relish in mine!
Simple, light summery food!
it's a great idea and so versatile as a side to add more protein too.
This is the perfect egg salad! Filling yet light and full of flavor!
I am definitely trying your tip to crack cook eggs and let sit in the water before peeling = because peeling eggs is the worst job in the world to me ..... I end up destroying the whites and saying a lot of curse words in the process.