This quick and easy delicious keto egg salad recipe is perfect for low carb sandwiches or egg salad lettuce wraps. It only takes 5 minutes to make after you have cooked hard boiled eggs, making it the ideal lunchtime snack! Made with simple ingredients this low carb egg salad is also great for meal prep!
Keto Egg Salad Recipe
This keto egg salad recipe is perfect for anyone on the keto diet or who is keeping their diet low carb. This easy egg salad recipe is low in carbs and high in protein, making it the perfect meal to help you stay on track. You’ll love this easy and delicious recipe. It’s perfect for a quick lunch or dinner – and it’s sure to become a family favorite.
I have eaten egg salad for as long as I can remember. Egg salad sandwiches have always been a favorite lunch for me and when I went low carb I knew I didn’t want to give it up. Coming up with this low carb egg salad recipe was easy and has all the flavors I love in a creamy egg salad recipe. Then depending on my mood I enjoy it with a lettuce wrap, keto bread, or a low carb tortilla.
If you are looking for an easy recipe to make then you are going to love this keto and low carb classic egg salad recipe that is perfect for making in advance and enjoying at lunch time for a few days! This easy keto recipe for healthy egg salad is the perfect way to have a
Are Egg Salad Sandwiches Healthy?
When most people think of egg salad, they automatically think of egg salad on toast. When you are eating low carb, you don’t want to eat the bread. If you skip the bread and eat egg salad on its own or eat it with a lettuce wrap, egg salad is considered healthy.
Why Does Egg Salad Get Runny?
Runny egg salad is usually the result of using too much mayonnaise. When making egg salad, be sure to use a light hand with the mayonnaise. You can always add more, but you can’t take it out once it’s in.
How Do You Thicken Egg Salad?
If your egg salad is too runny, you can thicken it by adding more cooked eggs. I find it best to always add a little mayo and mustard at a time to get to the thickness I like best. You can always add more mustard and mayo but you cant take it out.
Are There Pickles in Egg Salad
No, there are no pickles in this recipe. There are a lot of people who do put dill pickles in their egg salad. If you like, you can add a few chopped dill pickles to the salad.
Tips and Variations of this recipe
Change up the mustard. I like using yellow mustard but you can also use dijon mustard or brown mustard.
Add pickles. Love pickles? Add some chopped pickles for a tasty variation of egg salad, but be sure you use ones with no sugar added. I like using dill pickles.
Add bacon. Chop up some cooked bacon (I like cooking bacon in the air fryer) and then mix the bacon in for a tasty bacon egg salad.
Add onions. While onions do have carbs in them, adding a small amount of onions won’t add that many carbs, you can add white onions or green onions.
Add avocado. Keto avocado egg salad is another one of my kids favorites. I mash up avocado and then use less mayo and add in the avocado.
Cool the eggs. After hardboiling the eggs it is important to let them cool, you can put them in the fridge to cool or you can use an ie bath to cool them faster.
Chop the eggs into chunks. I like chunky egg salad so I like to chop my eggs in larger pieces, you can chop them small if you prefer.
Use Sugar-Free Mayo. It is important to use sugar-free mayo when you are making this simple egg salad to avoid any extra carbs. In our house, we use Hellmann’s or Dukes mayo.
Add fresh herbs. If you want to add more flavor fresh dill is a great herb to add to it.
How Do I Store Egg Salad?
You can store egg salad in the fridge for up to 3 days. Be sure to store it in an airtight container. When you’re ready to eat, just take it out of the fridge and enjoy.
Can you freeze egg salad?
I would not recommend freezing keto egg salad. Eggs and mayo do not freeze well.
Is Miracle Whip keto friendly?
Miracle Whip was made because people wanted to get rid of the fat from mayonnaise. When Miracle Whip took out the fat, they had to add flavor somehow and they added sugar. Sugar and fat make things taste good. Because they added sugar and high fructose corn syrup, it is not keto or low carb friendly.
What do I serve with Egg Salad?
The easiest thing to do is to eat it straight out wrapped in lettuce. You can also make a chaffle or use my keto hamburger rolls. You can also use keto tortilla chips or low carb crunchy veggies, like cucumbers or peppers. If you are a salad fan then you can serve this easy keto egg salad recipe on a bed of greens or your favorite salad mixture.
Can I serve the salad immediately after making it?
Yes, you can serve egg salad immediately after serving it. I love how it tastes after it has time to come together and sit in the refrigerator, so I like to make it ahead. I will also make it almost right when I need it so I can quickly have something on the table for lunch or dinner.
How to Hardboil Eggs for Egg Salad
There are a few different ways that you can make the hardboiled eggs for making this keto egg salad. You can make Instant Pot hard boiled eggs, Air fryer hard boiled eggs, oven baked hard boiled eggs, or traditional hard boiled eggs. Whichever way you choose to make the hardboiled eggs is up to you.
- Hardboiled eggs. Cook the eggs with your preferred method of cooking.
- Mayonnaise. Use a sugar-free mayo to keep it low carb and keto friendly.
- Yellow Mustard. You can also use brown mustard or Dijon mustard.
- Black Pepper.
How to Make keto Egg Salad
Cook the hard boil eggs by your preferred method.
While they are cooking make a bowl of ice water, by adding cold water and ice to the bowl.
Once the eggs are cooked place eggs into the ice bath to cool them.
Shell the hardboiled eggs. Once they are shelled, cut each egg in half.
In one small bowl put all of the yolks. In a larger bowl put all of the egg whites.
Next cut all of the egg whites into small pieces and put the chopped egg whites back into the large bowl.
With a fork smash the yokes until they are all fully crumbled into tiny crumb pieces.
Add the mayonnaise and the mustard to the bowl with the mashed egg yokes. Mix everything well so it is nice and creamy.
Add the yolk mixture to the diced egg whites and mix well.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve right away or store in the fridge.
Keto Lunch Recipes
Keto Egg Salad
- 12 eggs Hardboiled
- 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup Yellow Mustard
- Shell the hardboiled eggs. Once they are shelled, cut each egg in half in one small bowl put all of the yokes.
- In a large bowl put all of the egg whites.
- Next cut all of the egg whites into small pieces and put the chopped egg whites back into the large bowl.
- With a fork smash the yokes until they are all fully crumbled into tiny crumb pieces.
- Add the mayo and the mustard to the bowl with the mashed egg yokes.
- Mix everything well so it is nice and creamy.
- Add the yoke mixture to the diced egg whites and mix well.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve right away or store in the fridge.