Deliciously Simple Egg Salad Recipe (No Mayo)

Happy hump day! I hope everyone is having a fabulous week. How’s the freezer clean out going? Before we get into that I want to share with you all an embarrassingly easy recipe that you can make this week for lunch. It is a mayo-free, deliciously simple egg salad recipe!

egg salad

I always forget how much I enjoy egg salad until I make it again and then I always say, “why don’t I make this more often?” It’s protein packed, full of great vitamins and nutrients like Vitamin D and choline, and can be very versatile. Serve it on a lettuce salad, or on a couple of pieces of whole grain bread with tomatoes, in a whole grain tortilla with spinach, or you could even eat it as a snack by using thick cut veggies (think scoop-shaped ones like bell peppers and celery) to dip it up!

egg salad

This is what’s for lunch today, and I am excited!!

egg salad

Deliciously Simple Egg Salad Recipe (No Mayo)
Serves: 1
  • 2 hardboiled eggs, peeled and diced
  • 2 Tbsp celery, diced
  • 1 Tbsp dill pickles, diced
  • 1 tsp capers, chopped or whole
  • 1 heaping Tbsp mustard
  • sprinkle of onion powder, to taste
  • fresh black pepper, to taste
  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Use a fork to mix well and mash eggs slightly.
  2. Serve cold over a salad, on whole grain bread, in a whole grain tortilla, or with thick cut veggies to scoop up salad.

It has been a looooong time since I’ve shared a recipe, or at least I feel like it anyway. So although this is the most simple recipe ever, I am so happy I got to share one with you all still!

So, back to the project freezer clean out. How is it going for everyone? I am personally having a great time scrounging for long lost items in the freezer. Here’s a tip: remember to write the date that you freeze the items right on the bag or the container before you freeze them. Even if you think you’ll remember when you put the item in there, there’s a good chance you will probably forget. Just do it!

I threw together this hodge-podge of a meal last night and it turned out great. It was leftover asparagus and leek soup with broccoli, leftover sautรฉed veggies from the other night, chicken, yellow quinoa, and cheddar cheese melted over the top. So random but honestly so good!

leftover soup

Besides that leftover meal, I’ve also been enjoying brown rice wraps (that I keep in the freezer—sorta doesn’t count) with peanut butter and banana, smoothies made with frozen fruit, and that’s about it besides that I showed you in the previous post!

This whole freezer clean out business might have to extend to post-vacation. It is fun to get creative with what you have already! Plus, leftovers such as soup are so great when you are feeling real lazy and not wanting to make anything. Just toss it into a microwave safe bowl, cover it and let it heat through! Easy and delicious.

I hope you all have a great day!

I want to hear from you…Have you been working on cleaning out the freezer? Any delicious concoctions you have come up with?!

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  1. I feel the same way about egg salad – every time I make it, I think why don’t I make this more often, so easy and so yummy! I love this no mayo version (even though I usually make mine with miracle whip). And I am totally on board with project freezer clean out. I made a batch of veggie egg cups using up a bunch of frozen veggies!! Love it!!
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    1. Melanie

      Um, NUMMMM! I want some veggie cups! Seriously we should plan a day to get together and bake and go for a walk and hang out…seriously.

  2. Typically I’m not a fan of egg salad, but I have to say, this one looks pretty darn delicious. I really like the fact that they’re is no mayo! I also love that it’s so easy and would be perfect to take to work for lunch.
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    1. Melanie

      I definitely have to be in the right mood to eat tuna! And it has to be white albacore because it tastes less fishy! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Melanie

      Thata girl!! I swear they taste even better the second time around sometimes.

  3. I love egg salad and yours is presented so prettily (<– did you know that's a real word??! my spell checker says it's correct, haha!) ANYWAYS, I found some black bean burgers in my freezer that I made to save for a special occasion so they're going to be my lunches for the next few days!
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    1. Melanie

      I am working on my presentation in my photos! ๐Ÿ™‚ Black bean burgers sounds FAB!! It’s been way too long since I’ve made those bad boys.

  4. Caroline

    Love this idea for egg salad! I never make it, but looooove eggs! I had deviled eggs at a housewarming party last weekend… Delish!!

    I’m focusing on using up most of the frozen berries using my new Ninja (yes, I’m rubbing it in ๐Ÿ™‚ ) I kept buying so much over the summer, that its now time to clean it UP!
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