How to Make the Best Egg Salad without Mayonnaise

Edit 1Edit 8Looking around the room I surveyed the familiar faces I knew so well. Smiles. Laughter. Chatter. All of a sudden I felt my world had slowed down. It was as if time had paused. I was no longer part of the room, I was simply an invisible observer watching this interaction going on.

In my small little furnished apartment living room, I felt so grateful for the people I knew. I can’t always say I do the right things, or say the right things, but I really was very thankful for them. Even though I often say hurtful things, or act annoyed but these people were a part of me. I grinned as my inner most hidden words of affection drifted in my mind. Words I would probably never say, but often felt in my heart.Edit 5Edit 9We all have people like that around that mean so much to us. More than the expensive clothes on our rack, or paycheck in the bank or our favorite TV show playing on our computer screens. These living, beating, lively souls were the very heart of my existence.

Yet how often have I let the lifeless device in my hand or feelings of pride blind my sight?

Edit 7I may never be the best, loving, grateful, gracious sister, friend, daughter or acquaintance. But I know that somehow I could always try to be better.

I snapped out of my cloudy thoughts and felt a tap on my shoulder. My sister handed me a notebook with a page folded inside.

From my sister I learnt what love is. From her I learnt what it mean to serve others. From her I learnt patience, humility, strength, handwork, charity and diligent. And most importantly from her I learnt what true beauty is – it comes from the inside.  Her inner beauty is what makes her so beautiful to me.” Tears ran down my cheeks, as I quickly and bashfully rubbed it off. These were the moments I lived for.Edit 3These people were my world. They are my happiness and my every reason to live each day.

With that thought in mind, I can’t think of better way than to share this simple, easy recipe. It is one of those easy packed lunches I would always bring. Eggs were always a favorite in the family, and egg salads were a treat to have. What better way than share a simple meal like this with the one you love? After all, it’s not about how fancy a dish is, but rather the thought and especially the person that made it for you.

To me, this egg salad represents many moments of field trips and family breakfasts prepared by loving hands. A wonderful and easy meal to express a little love to those around you.Edit 6Ingredients – makes 2 Sandwiches

  • 3 eggs
  • 1.5 tbsp Hummus
  • 1.5 tbsp Coconut Yogurt (So delicious)
  • 1 tbsp chives, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Black Pepper

How to Make:

  1. Hard Boiled Eggs: Place eggs into a small saucepan. Add water and fill up until it reaches 1″ above the eggs.
  2. Bring it to a rolling boil. Turn off the heat and cover. Let it sit for 7-8 minutes. Immediately remove with a slotted spoon into a bowl of ice water to cool.Edit 2
  3. Egg Salad: Roughly chop your boiled eggs into small chunks. Mix in the yogurt, hummus, chives and season well.
  4. Serve immediately on GF multigrain toast with vegetables or choice/plain. It will last up to 2-3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

Fancy Ideas:

  •  Sprouts + egg salad sandwich
  • Sprinkle Smoked Paprika/Chili Flakes
  • Add 1-2 tsp of dijon mustard
  • Substitute Chives with Dill
  • Add diced pickles and celery

Calories: (Depends on the brand of hummus)


Zoe & Mia

(This post is featured on Twinkly Tuesday, Hearth and Soul, Full Plate Thursday, Weekend Potluck)




10 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow, this is awesome. I like that it substituted mayonnaise for hummus. The photos are so good they make me hungry. lol. Thanks for sharing this recipe! #twinklytuesday


    1. zoelaucy says:

      Thanks Bee! So glad you stopped by! Hope you get a chance to try this out!


  2. Helen says:

    Sweet post. This egg salad sounds so good! Thanks for sharing on #TwinklyTuesday.


    1. zoelaucy says:

      Thanks Helen! You’re so sweet! So glad you stopped by!


  3. Mrs U says:

    What a different twist!!!!!!! I’d have never thought of this!! My girls and I should try this!! (My husband would turn his nose up at hummus. Why are guys like that??? LOL)

    Mrs. U


    1. zoelaucy says:

      Mrs U,
      I’m just like you. Both Zoe and I love hummus! You and your girls should definitely try this out and let us know how it turns out! We would love to see pictures too! Maybe your husband won’t even notice? The hummus adds a wonderful savory, rich depth that mayonnaise does in a traditional egg salad sandwich!! Thanks for commenting!


  4. I love egg mayo sandwiches and this looks like a really tasty alternative! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday and sorry for the late commenting


    1. zoelaucy says:

      Thanks 🙂 Zoe and I do too!!! Thanks for stopping by!!


  5. chefkreso says:

    Wow! Thanks for the recipe without mayonnaise, I don’t like it in any salad, so this is awesome!


    1. zoelaucy says:

      I’m so glad you like this idea! Please try it and let us know how you like the flavor!!! I don’t like the idea of using mayonnaise either!!!!

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