Saturday, April 14, 2012

Deviled Egg Salad

Here's a very simple, quick and easy recipe that I enjoyed this week as I used up our hard boiled Easter eggs. I have always been a fan of egg salad, but I love deviled eggs even more! They're so creamy and tasty, but sometimes I don't want to bother with carefully slicing the eggs in half, taking out the yolks, making filling, and putting it back into the eggs. I found that putting the same ingredients together as a deviled egg salad is just as tasty and much easier to make. This recipe is low carb, healthy, delicious, and full of protein! It's also Medifast friendly if you happen to be on that plan.

Deviled Egg Salad

3 hard boiled eggs (cold)
1.5 Tbsp mayonnaise of your choice
1 tsp yellow mustard

Peel the eggs, put them in a bowl with the mayo and mustard, and chop/mash them up until creamy. Add sea salt and black pepper to taste and stir again. Top with a sprinkle of paprika.


Notice the splashes of color in my Deviled Easter Egg Salad?

Here is the nutrition information for one entire recipe, using large eggs and Best Foods Reduced Fat Mayonnaise:

243 calories
19 g fat
5 g carbs
19 g protein

You can lower the fat if you like by using fat free mayo, or you can lower the carbs by using a higher fat mayo. If this is too much fat for your plan, consider using egg whites or Egg Beaters in place of the eggs as explained in this recipe for Egg White Salad. I like to pair my egg salad with freshly steamed asparagus for a balanced meal. One recipe of deviled egg salad and 1.5 cups of asparagus is one complete Lean & Green meal (plus 3 condiments) on the Medifast plan, which I am not on now but was in the past. I still aim to eat similar, low carb meals. If you're not low carb, this is great on crackers or a sandwich.

Have a great weekend!

7 comments:

Tiffany Campiotti said...

I love this. I sometimes add celery, red onion or a bit of relish to change things up. Love the idea of pairing it with asparagus!(one of my favorite vegetables).

dlamb said...

Yesterday I used the egg whites from our Easter eggs and added low fat cream cheese. I need to increase my protein while keeping the calories relatively low and this turned out to be a creamy, satisfying combo. I added some spices that kept the mixture from being too bland.
Like Tiffany, most of the time I also add several of the ingredients she mentioned, but yesterday I needed a quick protein dinner and it did its job while tasting good.
m/b

Anonymous said...

I never thought of making deviled eggs as a salad. I will try this!

Amy

Anonymous said...

I thought deviled eggs are usually made with horseradish-that's what gives them the "zing"?

-CAH

Lyn said...

Anonymous (CAH)~

I have never used horseradish in my deviled eggs, but you could sure add some to this recipe! Sometimes I add a bit of white vinegar though.

Holly from 300 Pounds Down said...

awesome!!

beerab said...

Funny I just made some today for me and hubby to eat with dinner lol! I like to put green onion in my deviled eggs, I just chop it up fine and YUM! Everyone always love it. Never heard of horseradish in deviled eggs though- I'd probably never eat them then I am not a fan of horseradish!

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