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The great thing about our easy egg salad recipe is that you can make it several different ways, using either your Instant Pot, oven, or Crockpot – absolutely no egg peeling involved!

With our new healthy egg salad recipe, you’ll have the delicious flavors of egg salad, made with simple ingredients, without all the hassle. It’s quick and easy. Perfect for meal prep and healthy lunches throughout the week or you can whip up a batch on those busy weeknights when everyone seems to be running in different directions.

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This is our new favorite way to make egg salad. It will also be the easiest way to make egg salad, and will leave you enjoying the best egg salad ever.

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Our recipes are written to include ingredient information, detailed cooking instructions, helpful recipe tips, and healthy eating plans and nutrition calculations. However, if you are ready to cook without our tips and tricks, simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you’ll find our easy to print Healthy Egg Salad recipe.

Ingredients in Healthy Egg Salad Recipe

  • Eggs: The main ingredient – fresh eggs are the best. You’ll use the whole egg in this recipe, including both the egg whites and egg yolk.
  • Plain yogurt: Plain greek yogurt also works, but you’ll need to recalculate your healthy eating plans since they were originally calculated with fat-free yogurt. This is a healthier option than using sour cream, and will yield a more creamy egg salad.
  • Mustard: A classic in the traditional egg salad recipe – both regular or dijon mustard are perfect in the recipe, I just prefer a spicy brown mustard.
  • Paprika: Paprika is a great way to add a little unique flavor and color to your healthy egg salad.
  • Parsley: Fresh or dried parsley are delicious in this easy recipe.
  • Chopped celery: Look for crisp celery sticks, the more crisp the better. Celery gives the egg salad a boost of nutrients and a nice crunch.
  • Salt & Pepper: to taste
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How to this make Healthy Egg Salad Recipe

Instant Pot:

  1. Crack the eggs into an oven safe bowl that fits in the Instant Pot insert. Add 1 cup of hot water to the Instant Pot insert, then carefully lower the bowl of eggs to rest of the trivet. You can also hard-boil the eggs first, but this way is faster with no peeling.
  2. Close the lid and turn the pressure valve to sealing. Cook on high pressure for 6 minutes, then let the pressure release naturally.
  3. Remove the lid and carefully lift the bowl from the Instant Pot. The bowl will be hot. Let the eggs cool to room temperature then slice the eggs into small pieces or cubes.
  4. Gently mix in the yogurt, brown mustard, celery, paprika, parsley, and salt. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  5. Serve over a few lettuce leaves and tomatoes to make a wrap.
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Oven:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Crack the eggs into an oven safe bowl or pan. Bake the eggs for 20-25 minutes, until the yolks are cooked all the way through.
  2. Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool.
  3. Slice the eggs into cubes. Mix in the remaining ingredients. Chill the egg salad. Serve over leaves of lettuce and sliced tomatoes when ready.

Crockpot/Slow Cooker:

  1. Crack the eggs into an oven safe bowl that fits inside your slow cooker. Add 2 cups water to the slow cooker and place the bowl of eggs into the slow cooker.
  2. Cover the slow cooker with the lid. Cook the eggs on high heat for 1 1/2 – 2 hours. When the yolks are set remove the bowl and let the eggs cool.
  3. Slice the eggs into cubes. Mix in the remaining ingredients. Chill the egg salad until ready to serve. Serve over leave of lettuce and slices of tomatoes.

Recipe Tips

  • Don’t scramble your eggs after cracking them. For the true feel of egg salad, you’ll want to keep the egg yolk and egg whites distributed as they come from the egg.
  • Feel free to add fresh dill or green onions to your egg salad if you aren’t a fan of the flavor of parsley.
  • If your Instant Pot didn’t come to pressurize, you didn’t use enough water.
  • If you need to chill the egg mixture faster, feel free to add cold water into an ice bath in a separate large bowl. Nest your small or medium bowl of eggs on top of the other bowl to chill quickly.
  • You can also serve this over a bed of greens, whole grain bread, or slices of whole wheat bread. Be sure to recalculate your healthy eating amounts if you make these changes.
  • Store any remaining egg salad in an airtight container.
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Healthy Eating Plans

21 Day Fix

Servings: 4

Portion Size: 3/4 cups (about 2 eggs)

Container Counts Full Recipe:

5 Red

1/2 Green

Container Counts Per Serving:

1 1/4 Red, negligible green

Weight Watchers Points

0 Blue Plan Points | 5 Green Plan Points | 0 Purple Plan Points | 2023 points: 0

Trim Healthy Mama

You can enjoy this egg salad recipe as an S recipe but you’ll need to use greek yogurt.

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Healthy Egg Salad Recipe in white bowl
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Healthy Egg Salad Recipe

Created by: Becca Ludlum
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
We're going to blow your mind with our twist on the classic egg salad recipe. The days of spending all of your time meticulously peeling your hard-boiled eggs are a thing of the past.

Equipment

  • Instant Pot 6 qt
  • Kitchen Knife
  • Cutting Board

Ingredients 

  • 8 eggs hard boiled , chopped
  • ¾ cup yogurt plain
  • 2 tsp mustard spicy brown
  • ½ cup celery chopped
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp parsley

optional: Salt and pepper to taste

    Instructions

    Instant Pot:

    • Crack the eggs into an oven safe bowl that fits in the Instant Pot insert. Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot insert, then carefully lower the bowl of eggs to rest on the trivet. You can also hard-boil the eggs first, but this way is faster. 8 eggs
    • Close the lid and turn the pressure valve to sealing. Cook on high pressure for 6 minutes, then let the pressure release naturally.
    • Remove the lid and carefully lift the bowl from the Instant Pot. The bowl will be hot. Let the
      eggs cool to room temperature then slice the eggs into cubes.
    • Gently mix in the yogurt, brown mustard, celery, paprika, parsley, and salt. Chill in therefrigerator until ready to serve. ¾ cup yogurt, 2 tsp mustard, ½ cup celery, ½ tsp paprika, 1 tsp parsley
    • Serve over a few leaves of lettuce and tomatoes to make a wrap.

    Oven:

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Crack the eggs into an oven safe bowl or pan. Bake the eggs for 20-25 minutes, until the yolks are cooked all the way through. 8 eggs
    • Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool.
    • Slice the eggs into cubes. Mix in the remaining ingredients. Chill the egg salad. Serve over leaves of lettuce and sliced of tomatoes when ready. ¾ cup yogurt, 2 tsp mustard, ½ cup celery, ½ tsp paprika, 1 tsp parsley

    Slow cooker:

    • Crack the eggs into an oven safe bowl that fits inside your slow cooker. Add 2 cups water to the slow cooker and place the bowl of eggs into the slow cooker. 8 eggs
    • Cover the slow cooker with the lid. Cook the eggs on high heat for 1 1/2 – 2 hours. When the yolks are set remove the bowl and let the eggs cool.
    • Slice the eggs into cubes. Mix in the remaining ingredients. Chill the egg salad until ready to serve. Serve over leave of lettuce and slices of tomatoes. ¾ cup yogurt, 2 tsp mustard, ½ cup celery, ½ tsp paprika, 1 tsp parsley

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    Notes

    Serving: 4 Portion size: 3/4 cups (about 2 eggs) 5 R 1/2 G 1 serving: 1 1/4 R, negligible green
    Weight Watchers: 0 Blue Plan Points | 5 Green Plan Points | 0 Purple Plan Points | 2023 Points: 0
    Nutritional info and Freestyle Points calculated using plain, fat-free yogurt. 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 333mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 719IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2mg

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    1. Spotter Security says:

      “Mmm, that healthy egg salad looks delicious! I’m always on the lookout for nutritious recipes. Thanks for sharing this mouthwatering idea! 🥚🥗”

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