I learned how to make egg salad in seriously large quantities when I worked in my friend Colleen’s cafe several years ago. Her egg salad recipe was the simplest I’d ever seen and I’m still amazed at how many egg salad sandwiches were ordered.
It goes to show that often with cooking, as with life, simple is best.
Skinny on This Easy Egg Salad Recipe
According to my calculations, each serving has 121 calories, *3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *3 Weight Watchers SmartPoints. This easy egg salad is now 1 *SmartPoint on the new WW Freestyle Program!
Spread this on your favorite, bread, toast, or cracker for a simple satisfying breakfast, lunch, or snack. It’s delicious stuffed into a tomato or lettuce wrap or dolloped onto cumber slices too.
Use this egg salad recipe as a guide…
If you like drier egg salad, use less mayonnaise and/or yogurt. If you like more mayonnaise or yogurt, add it. This is a simple and old-fashioned egg salad recipe that can be enjoyed as written or embellished as you like.
Some Possible Egg Salad Additions:
- red or green onion
- lemon juice
- curry powder
- sweet pickle relish
- celery salt
Classic Egg Salad Recipe Variations
Egg Salad with Bacon – Omit salt. Add 2 tablespoons chopped bacon or real bacon bits.
Curried Egg Salad – Omit salt. Add 1-1/2 teaspoons curry powder.
Mediterranean Egg Salad – Omit Salt. Add 1 small minced garlic clove, 2 tablespoons chopped capers, and 1 minced anchovy fillet.
Smoked Salmon Egg Salad – Add 2 ounces diced smoked salmon and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill.
If you enjoy this easy egg salad, be sure to check out some of my other easy, healthy Weight Watchers friendly recipes including Skinny Salmon Stuffed Eggs, Individual Ham, Cheese & Veggie Frittatas, Slow Cooker Spaghetti Frittata, Make-Ahead Western Omelet Muffins and Scrambled Eggs with Salmon
If you’ve made this egg salad, please give the recipe a star (?) rating below and leave a comment letting me know how you liked it.
Easy Egg Salad Recipe
- 6 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
- 2 tablespoons light Hellman's mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons plain non-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Optional Egg Salad Additions:
- 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
- 2 tablespoons minced red onion or green onion (scallion)
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients (along with any optional additions), until well blended.
- Chill, or serve immediately.
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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