Sweet Southern Egg Salad

Sweet Southern Egg Salad

4 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2012

Crunchy celery, gherkin pickles and sweet onion flavor this Southern-style egg salad recipe. Serve on pumpernickel toast or a bed of lettuce.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 3 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 8 hard-boiled eggs (see Tip)
  • ½ cup thinly sliced celery
  • ¼ cup chopped sweet gherkin pickles
  • 3 tablespoons chopped sweet onion


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  1. Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard, pepper and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. Halve eggs and discard 4 of the yolks (or save for another use). Add whites and the remaining 4 yolks to the bowl and mash to desired consistency. Gently stir in celery, gherkins and onion.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
  • Tip: To hard-boil eggs, place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour out hot water and cover the eggs with ice-cold water. Let stand until cool enough to handle before peeling.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about ¾ cup
  • Per serving: 132 calories; 7 g fat(2 g sat); 0 g fiber; 6 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; 33 mcg folate; 189 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 355 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 64 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 395 mg sodium; 204 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1½ lean meat, ½ fat

Reviews 4

June 21, 2019
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By: Bmostello
Super yummy. I didn’t have celery so I substituted with a chopped apple.
June 13, 2017
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By: vstein_mstc2002
My main complaint is the nutrition data. Any sandwich (2 slices bread) has 30 carbs at minimum. Calorie count of an egg? An excellent egg salad very tasty and satisfying.
April 22, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Calorie content How can the calorie count be 132 when each serving contains 2 eggs which are 80 calories each.
March 24, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Light and Satisfying This was delicious, so glad I found this light recipe. I cut down the recipe for one, used lots of veggies and plain greek yogurt. Making this again very soon! : )
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