Creamy dijon egg salad

Creamy egg salad with dijon mustard and green olives. Not your typical egg salad…so much more delicious and healthy!
A creamy egg salad with dijon mustard

So….about that last post. Two things happened since that was written. 1. the foot that I fell off of the chair doing weighted step ups with started to hurt like heck out of absolutely nowhere and 2. I never got on that plane to Seattle because of it. An avoided trip to the ER (my insurance is less than stellar when it comes to ER bills), a few cancelled flights/hotels, etc. and a Sunday spent on my couch with my foot up is what ended up really happening. So instead of cocktails in the space needle (that my coworker is literally sending me pictures of as I type this to make me jealous), you get egg salad.

This was something I actually had no intention of posting about this because well, it’s…egg salad. Woohoo, right?

And then I started throwing random things into the bowl, took one taste and proceeded to tell Ginger how good this was (she’s my talking buddy so I don’t go crazy working from home not speaking to anyone). She was all ears because anytime I talk to her while in the kitchen she assumes she’s getting something to eat. Even though that happens like .0001% of the time. She’s persistent if nothing else.

Healthy dijon egg salad

I’ll admit, egg salad sounds/looks/smells disgusting to me unless I’m absolutely in the mood for it. All I can think of in the times when I’m not is that nasty deli plastic container of it where it’s starting to congeal around the edges and turn funky colors, full of mayo with hardly any crunch to it and just plain disgusting.

The times when I am in the mood for it though, it’s an absolutely, have to have it right now kind of thing. All or nothing. Ulysses is shaking his head right now because that’s me to a tee. Obsessed with something or couldn’t care less about it. Obviously, that has it’s pros and cons. Luckily, he’s still in the first category.

Creamy dijon egg salad made with greek yogurt

I don’t really have a go to recipe for the obsessive times, I just throw whatever sounds good at the moment into a mixing bowl and hope for the best. This time though, dijon mustard and green olives made their way in and it made for the best damn egg salad you’ll ever taste. Well, if you like those two ingredients.

I’m not a big fan of mayo in egg, chicken or pasta salads but I love the creamy part. The dijon mustard and the greek yogurt do an awesome job of keeping it creamy but way more tasty and healthy than mayo. The olives are a fun salty kick and the red cabbage is key for the crunch factor (those aren’t raw red onions in there…ew).

Needless to say, Ginger never got any and I’ve got a new obsession.

5.0 from 2 reviews

Creamy dijon egg salad
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Not your typical mayo laden egg salad. Creamy and flavorful from the dijon mustard with a salty kick from green olives.
Recipe type: salad
Serves: 1
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons green olives, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red cabbage, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ tablespoon pepitas (optional)
  • salt & pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix together.
  2. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  3. Serve on toasted bread and garnish with additional chopped parsley.


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  1. 1

    this looks SO good. I love egg salad but yours looks out of this world. I think it might be because of the dijon. I probably didn’t use the right mustard when I’ve made mine before. I hope your doctor’s visit today concludes some lingering questions! Good thing you didn’t have to go to the ER and you could tough it out! I’m sure your wallet is thanking you ;)

  2. 2

    ohhh no! I hope you’re feeling better. And I have the exact same wicked strong craving for egg salad like once a year literally. And it has to be on untoasted soft, squishy bread.

  3. 3

    I could eat eggs at every.single.meal. Easily.

  4. 4

    I love eggsalad, it is one of the few meals that can be breakfast, luch and dinner, the leftovers are always delicious, and it is transportable!

  5. 5

    One – I hope your foot is better and all is well.
    Two – Your egg salad looks amazing and you should always want to post recipes like this :)

  6. 6

    I’ve never been crazy about egg salad but your photos make me want to give it another go!

  7. 7

    Oh dear, I hope you feel better! Thats sucks that you had to cancel your trip and i know about doctor bills. A regualr visit for a check up cost me $375 and thats with insurance! Ugh!! The egg salad looks wonderful, I haven’t had that in a long time!!

    • 8
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      Girl, I feel ya. We had one year where we both needed ER visits and it ran us over $3K in that alone…only to have to go see “regular” doctors afterwards for followup. High deductible plans just plain suck.

  8. 9

    Awww, I hope your foot is better!!! And sorry for missing the cocktails in the space needle– although this egg salad looks like a delicious trade!

  9. 10

    Oh no!!! I hope you’re back to 100% soon! That is horrible! At least that egg salad looks stinkin’ delicious :)

  10. 11

    ” Luckily, he’s still in the first category.” This all depends on how you look at it ;)

  11. 12

    Oh no! That stinks, I’m sorry you didn’t get to go! :-(

    On the upside the egg salad looks really good! I know, doesn’t exactly compare to space needle cocktails but still…

    Feel better soon!

  12. 13

    This does look amazing. I am a new Egg Salad Convert. I totally understand the love-hate relationship you have with egg salad! It’s just one of those things. I loooove green olives, and I’m sure the cabbage adds good crunch (you definitely need that crunch to break up the smooshy texture.) I’ll try your recipe! I like to make egg salad in bulk, especially since my son likes it, and keep it chilled in the fridge for my lunches, as well as quick school lunch making. I like it wrapped in whole grain flatbread, with romaine lettuce and tomato. Thank you for this recipe! As always, your pictures are gorgeous. You could sell anything with those beautiful photos!

  13. 15

    I am soooo sorry about your foot and the fact that you couldn’t go to Seattle. Wow…talk about a weekend change of plans…ugh. Hang in there!

  14. 16

    Oh no! I hope your foot gets better! That’s such a bummer!

    This looks delicious, and nothing like your tipical egg salad! I would LOVE to try this. I’m thinking lunch time today, because for breakfast I’m having your Quinoa Cereal from yesterday ;)

  15. 17

    Uh-oh… sorry about the foot… hope it heals fast! That’s why I quit step, I always freaked out about stepping off it wrong. This egg salad looks delicious. I love using yogurt instead of mayo and have been using yogurt on potato salads too.

  16. 18

    Hope your foot feels better! I’m pretty grossed out by egg salad to be honest, but I am obsessed with chicken salad made with greek yogurt so maybe I’ll get the courage to give this a try :)

  17. 19

    Hey Gina, I’m not a huge fan of mayo in eggs either (or mayo at all), so I like your Greek yogurt idea…I would probably skip the mayo altogether and just add Greek yogurt. Looks like a very tasty and protein-rich sandwich. Hope you had a great weekend!

  18. 21

    That looks freaking delicious. You make better food when you’re injured than I ever do.

  19. 22

    As someone who regularly injures herself via tripping or falling, I feel your pain. I’ve never had to cancel a trip because of it, but I did almost graduate high school on crutches. I love eggs salad, and happen to have all the ingredients to make this.

  20. 23

    What a bummer about your foot! I dropped a spray paint can on my toe in November – being hobbled is no fun. Especially because the pretty shoes are off limits :(

    We love egg salad in this house – it is SUCH a comfort food. I like a lot of salt with my eggies, so the olives in this are right up my alley.

    • 24
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      The shoe thing is killer! I feel like I need to walk around with a disclaimer on my head for the ugly flats I’m wearing when at clients.

  21. 25

    Oh no, I hope your foot is starting to feel better by now!! I’m totally with ya on the “must be in the mood for egg salad” – which I am definitely NOT right now, HOWEVER this recipe is now bookmarked for future egg-salad-cravings :-) Feel better!

  22. 26

    Wow this looks delicious – and your pictures are stunning!

  23. 27

    Now THIS makes me wish I still ate eggs! Looks wonderful.

  24. 28

    I heart egg salad and this looks scrumdiliumptious. I’m sorry you couldn’t come and visit me in Seattle. The sun is actually out today and it is GORG! Sorry for rubbing it in. I hope your foot feels better!!!

  25. 29

    I haven’t had egg salad in ages, but I love it! Your version looks delicious. I love the idea to add green olives!

  26. 30

    I love egg salad. I’m going to give this a try.

  27. 31

    Ah I recently started using dijon mustard in dressings and other things and looove it. This looks like a great protein-packed salad/spread. Def going to try it!

  28. 32

    I agree about mayonnaise: it’s a slimy food! Like you, I use plain yogurt instead. Sorry to hear about the aborted trip though.

  29. 33

    Hope your foot is better!


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