Low carb egg salad

Classic low carb egg salad

Egg salad doesn’t have to live in a sandwich! This classic low carb egg salad tastes great as a side dish, a salad topping, or wrapped up in lettuce leaves. Dijon mustard and smoked paprika give it an extra zing.


  • 8 eggs
  • 1 stalk celery
  • ½ red pepper
  • ½ medium onion
  • 4 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika, plus a sprinkle for garnish
  • chopped chives for garnish

To boil the eggs

  1. Place the eggs in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. The water should cover the eggs by about 1 inch.
  2. Heat the eggs on medium-high heat until the water boils.
  3. Boil for one minute.
  4. Take the eggs off the heat, cover the pan with a lid, and let sit for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the eggs from the pan and plunge them into cold water (the colder the better). This makes them easier to peel!

To make the salad

  1. Peel the hard-boiled eggs and chop each egg into about 8-10 pieces.
  2. Finely chop the celery, red pepper, and onion.
  3. Mix mayonnaise and Dijon mustard in a bowl.
  4. Add the celery, onion, and mustard/mayonnaise to the chopped eggs and mix.
  5. Serve on top of salad greens and garnish with a sprinkle of smoked paprika and chopped chives.
Classic Egg Salad Serves 8
Calories 123
Total Fat 10.3g
Total Carbohydrate 1.6g
   Dietary Fibre 0.3g
   Sugars 0.0g
Protein 6.5g