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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2012


Recipe Summary

25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, pepper and salt in a medium bowl.

  • 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 Facts

135 calories; protein 11g; carbohydrates 6.5g; dietary fiber 0.8g; sugars 2.9g; fat 7g; saturated fat 1.9g; cholesterol 189.1mg; vitamin a iu 3042.8IU; vitamin c 2.8mg; folate 36.2mcg; calcium 67.5mg; iron 1.1mg; magnesium 17.4mg; potassium 247.7mg; sodium 313.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Loved this. Only used carrots because I didn't have any cucumbers. Super good recipe. I love how healthy it is too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I substituted celery for the cucumbers..still it was very good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very refreshing egg salad. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Yummo instead of mayonnaise I used coconut yoghurt Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was an easy and delicious twist on a traditional egg salad. My whole family loved it! Read More