Egg Salad Gets a Makeover with a Recipe for Healthy Autumn Egg Salad

This healthy Autumn Egg Salad is made with diced apples, celery and shredded carrot, so it’s slightly sweet and oh-so crunchy. And it’s made with plain Greek yogurt and low-fat mayonnaise, which means my recipe makeover is lighter than classic egg salad.

Autumn Egg Salad via #glutenfree

I was invited to a break-fast dinner on Yom Kippur and asked to bring egg salad. I decided to shake things up by adding chopped apple and a mix of light mayo, Greek yogurt and honey mustard.

Autumn Egg Salad via #glutenfree

True confession: I was rushed for time, so instead of hard boiling a dozen eggs and peeling them, I bought ready-to-use hard boiled eggs. While I prefer going the from-scratch route, the convenience was very much appreciated!

Autumn Egg Salad via #glutenfree

I use a potato masher to chop up the eggs. The best part: I love the look and feel of my vintage masher (handed down from my mother-in-law).

Autumn Egg Salad via #glutenfree

The next time I make this recipe, I may slice up one or two green onions and add it to the mix.

Recipe Bonus: Kid Friendly!

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Autumn Egg Salad
Whether you're cooking for a crowd or looking for something nutritious to feed your family at lunch, try this better-for-you egg salad. It's super easy to make this healthy egg salad, and the mix-ins add great nutrition to every bite. To hear all about the nutritional benefits of eggs, tune into our Cooking with the Moms episode on EGGS!
Serves: 6
  • 12 hard boiled eggs, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and shredded on the large holes of a box grater (1/3 cup)
  • 1 celery stalk, trimmed and cut into ¼-inch dice (1/4 cup)
  • ⅓ cup finely diced unpeeled apple
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons 2%-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons honey mustard
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  1. Place the eggs, carrot, celery, apple, mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, and honey mustard in a large bowl and mix together until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Serve on its own, on top of a salad, or in a sandwich.

The egg salad was devoured at the break fast. Yes, everyone was hungry after a day of fasting, but the flavors were seriously delish!

Something sweet for the new year 🙂

Looking for more healthy egg recipes? Check out our Chirp, Chirp Deviled Eggs, Veggie Quiche Patties, and Easy Asparagus Omelet Pie.

3 responses to “Egg Salad Gets a Makeover with a Recipe for Healthy Autumn Egg Salad”

  1. I’ve made lots of egg salad in my time, but never with apple added in. What a great idea!

  2. One of my favorites…old fashioned egg salad. It’s so often forgotten. Pinning and listening to your postcast, which I always love.

  3. Diane says:

    Never had eg gsalad with apples, but tying it together with honey mustard sounds goods.

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