Veggie Egg Salad

Veggie Egg Salad

8 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2012

Crunchy carrot, cucumber and scallions are a colorful addition to this vegetarian egg salad recipe. Pack it with some crunchy crackers and tomatoes for a healthy, light lunch.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 3 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 8 hard-boiled eggs (see Tip)
  • ½ cup finely chopped carrot
  • ½ cup chopped cucumber, peeled and seeded if desired
  • ¼ cup sliced scallions


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  1. Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, 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 carrot, cucumber and scallions.
  • 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: 135 calories; 7 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; 36 mcg folate; 189 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 3,043 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 67 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 314 mg sodium; 248 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (61% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1½ lean meat, ½ fat

Reviews 8

April 07, 2018
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By: RobinCandace
I made a batch to take for lunch all week and it was delicious! But the cucumber made it really watery to the point I had to drain it to use after the first day. Next time I'd replace the cucumber with celery. The carrot gave it a nice crunch!
December 05, 2017
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By: Shirleen
Yummo instead of mayonnaise I used coconut yoghurt
April 26, 2017
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By: doveaxp
This was an easy and delicious twist on a traditional egg salad. My whole family loved it!
October 20, 2016
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By: Shannon Wells Michael
Loved this. Only used carrots because I didn't have any cucumbers. Super good recipe. I love how healthy it is too.
June 14, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Best egg salad mymake my family just loves this egg salad. I do substitute diced celery for the cucumber. I serve this with the watermelon/cucumber salad. Eggcellent lunch or dinner! Pros: Ingredients always on hand & quick to make
May 24, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Best egg salad Made this salad today for lunch & it is a huge hit with my family. I substituted the cucumber for chopped celery because I do like more of a crunch and I served cucumber slices on the side. Pros: On hand ingredients
May 17, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
I substituted celery for the cucumbers..still it was very good!
March 21, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Very refreshing egg salad.
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