Love egg salad but hate mayonaise? You'll have to try my Healthy Egg Salad recipe with greek yogurt.
When I decided to stop eating meat in High School much of my family didn't know what to do with me. My poor Mom served me cardboard like frozen meat substitutes and the rest of my family either could not remember or struggled figuring out what to make for me. It definitely wasn't normal to have an alternative diet back then.
After the shock of the change wore off, my Grandmother Bea decided that egg salad and pimento cheese would be the perfect things for me to eat. So when I visited her she made a big batch of each so I'd have something to eat. Being Southern to the core her version of both were full of Duke's mayonnaise and served with big slabs of juicy red summer tomatoes. My teenager self didn't know that mayonnaise probably wasn't something I wanted to eat a lot of and quickly fell in love with the dishes. I'd look forward to eating her delicious versions each time I visited her. And if she was still alive I'd jump at the chance at eating it again... mayo and all.
Fast forward and I still love both pimento cheese and egg salad, but I have created my own simple recipes over the years with some healthier ingredients including greek yogurt taking what was a more indulgent lunch into the very healthy category!
Why you'll love this Egg Salad recipe with greek yogurt...
My version of egg salad is so easy and only uses 5 ingredients. All you have to do is boil your eggs and chop them. You then mix them together with greek yogurt, pickle relish and grainy mustard. My secret ingredient is a dash of celery salt. Bea always put that in hers and I love the way it tastes.
If you want some crunch you can add some chopped celery, but I like mine this way. It's smooth and delicious.
You can either eat the egg salad recipe with greek yogurt with crackers in a bowl or pile it on a delicious sandwich. A lot of people put theirs on white bread and cut it in triangles, but I like my whole wheat version better. Plus, in honor of Bea I used big slabs of tomato on mine.
Either way you serve it my egg salad is a far cry health wise from my Grandmother's version but still tastes very similar.
The greek yogurt somehow doesn't taste THAT much different from the maynosie. It's crazy how versatile greek yogurt is. I always keep some in my fridge for recipes like this.
The best part about this dish is it's protein packed making it a great vegetarian dish. So it turns out my Grandmother was actually on the right track in my early vegetarian days.
You can also make this ahead and eat it for several days. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Make a bowl in honor of my Bea!
Egg Salad recipe with greek yogurt
- 6 boiled eggs, chopped
- ½ cup greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon pickled relish
- 1 teaspoon grainy mustard
- ½ teaspoon celery salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Chop your eggs into quarter inch pieces. In a bowl, carefully fold together the rest of the ingredients.
- Eat with crackers or on a sandwich!
Also try these salads using greek yogurt...
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What did your Grandmother make for you?
is it sweet pickle relish or savory
Sweet pickle relish!
What flavor of Greek yogurt?
I love egg salad, its my go to cause I always have an abundance of eggs. I use greek yogurt in mine as well. And lots of relish, love the relish
Andrea on V says
I make my egg salad very similar to this and I love it! Both of my grandmothers were lacking in the cooking department so we had a lot of pizza or grilled cheese when we visited 🙂
Thank you for the idea, I never think of this. We love egg and tried anything recipes with egg but not this one.
Tammy Tucker says
Thank you for this idea! I have been doing Weight watchers and they the non-fat plain yogurt is 0 points and so are the eggs.
I love your other recipes also that use the yogurt. Thank you!
Michelle Leslie says
You are such a life saver. My daughter made the conscious choice about two months ago to become a vegetarian and I've been struggling to find recipes that will give her the energy she needs to compete on a national level. She's a swimmer trying out for the South African team. Your recipe is just perfect, I'm sure she's going to love it
Never though to use Greek yogurt in egg salad as a substitute for mayo! So smart!
Wow this sounds so easy and a healthy alternative to those who dont like mayo...perfect.......
I adore egg salad- this recipe is perfect with Easter coming up- love it!
Jacqueline Debono says
Wow this is great! I eat quite a lot of egg mayonnaise. I just love it but it's a guilty pleasure. Am going to try this. Maybe I don't have to feel guilty anymore!
I have heard substituting yogurt for salad such as this but have never tried it. Can you tell the difference?
Deborah @ Confessions of mother runner says
I have been into egg salads myself lately! The pickled relish is delish in there. Thanks for joining meatless Monday
Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups says
This sounds great! I had never had egg salad until probably my late twenties, but am so glad to have finally tried it. It is such a good vegetarian option.
Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real says
This would be perfect for a summer bbq! Definitely bookmarking this recipe for warmer months.
You are so creative! I have been making my egg salad with avocado, but I'll have to try this version.
I haven't tried to sub mayo for greek yogurt in a recipe like this but I think it looks (and sounds) amazing - plus I really just love egg salad 🙂