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Creamy Dijon Egg Salad


This creamy dijon egg salad is made with Greek yogurt for a healthier twist. Green olives, red cabbage, parsley and pepitas make it flavorful and crunchy!

*This post was originally published 2/27/2012. The recipe has been updated slightly (for an even better egg salad) and the photographs re-taken. Enjoy this simple dijon egg salad for lunch with some toasted bread (love sourdough for this!) and good sea salt sprinkled on top. It’s simplistic but full of flavor. I’ve been loving using my Instant Pot to make a batch of hardboiled eggs for the week which makes throwing together this recipe even easier!

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This creamy dijon egg salad is made with Greek yogurt for a healthier twist. Green olives, red cabbage, parsley and pepitas make it flavorful and crunchy!

So….about that last post with the warm quinoa cereal – 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 creamy dijon egg salad.

This was something I actually had no intention of posting about this because well, it’s…dijon egg salad. Woohoo, right? Not the most original of recipes.

A creamy egg salad made with Greek yogurt and dijon mustard to keep it on the healthier side without any loss of flavor!

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.

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.

Egg salad that doesn't bust the diet! This creamy dijon egg salad is healthy and packed with flavor.

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.

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.

Greek yogurt and dijon mustard give this egg salad that creamy texture you love while green olives, red cabbage and parsley keep the flavor game strong!

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 this creamy dijon egg salad has become my newest obsession.

Love this Dijon Egg Salad recipe?

Then check out this creamy sriracha avocado egg salad for another delicious egg salad recipe!

This creamy dijon egg salad is made with Greek yogurt for a healthier twist. Green olives, red cabbage, parsley and pepitas make it flavorful and crunchy!

Creamy Dijon Egg Salad

Yield: 1-2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This creamy dijon egg salad is made with Greek yogurt for a healthier twist. Green olives, red cabbage, parsley and pepitas make it flavorful and crunchy!


  • 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green olives
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon pepitas
  • 3 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • salt & pepper to taste


  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.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 374mgSodium: 987mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 3gSugar: 18gProtein: 17g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.


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Saturday 31st of August 2019

This scrumptious crunchy egg salad is just bursting with flavor and with that added deliciousness of the Greek yogurt and Dijon Mustard this egg salad recipe is hard to beat!

Jennifer Farley

Wednesday 14th of February 2018

I'm going to make this for lunch today!

Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

Tuesday 13th of February 2018

I <3 egg salad.


Tuesday 13th of February 2018

Egg salad sandwich is my any day favourite thing to eat and adding dijon gives the perfect amount of zing!

Natasha @ Salt & Lavender

Monday 12th of February 2018

Looks awesome! I love Dijon mustard. Such a great addition to egg salad!