Note: I have revisited this recipe from my archives and updated it with new photos and an improved recipe. Enjoy!
I developed this egg salad recipe for my husband, who asked me to create a lighter version of deli-style egg salad. First, I eliminated half of the egg yolks and cut down on the mayo to reduce calories and cholesterol. To make up for the flavor and richness of the yolks, I added fresh dill as well as dill pickles for saltiness and crunch. Instead of regular mustard I used whole grain Dijon, which I absolutely love. The result is something my husband enjoys on a regular basis. It makes a great sandwich; try serving it on whole grain toast, sourdough, rye or pumpernickel bread. Or, if you’re watching your waistline, you can add a scoop on top of your favorite green salad. And if you love eggs as much as my family, you must try my world famous scrambled eggs!
Try subbing regular mustard for a different flavor. To reduce cholesterol even further, you can use Vegannaise instead of mayo. This salad can be made gluten free with a certified GF mustard and mayonnaise. Enjoy!
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Lightened Up Egg Salad
- 6 large hard boiled eggs
- 6 large hard boiled egg whites
- 1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 tablespoons whole grain Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons fresh minced dill
- 1 large dill pickle, diced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Dice the hard boiled eggs into small pieces.
- Place the hard boiled eggs in a salad bowl. Add mayonnaise, mustard, fresh dill, and dill pickles to the bowl.
- Mix gently with a spoon till combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Serve in a sandwich or scoop on salad.