This healthy egg salad is such an easy and versatile recipe. There’s no mayo in the ingredients, but the egg salad is still creamy and delicious – you won’t miss it!

How to make this easy egg salad

With just a little chopping and mixing, you’ll have this easy and tasty egg salad ready in no time! Here’s what you’ll do:

  1. Prep your hard boiled eggs on the stovetop or in your Instant Pot.
  2. Chop up the eggs, celery, red onion and dill pickle.
  3. Add everything to a bowl and mix with coconut yogurt and seasonings.
  4. Refrigerate to let the flavors meld or serve immediately!
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Making egg salad without mayo

Mayo doesn’t always work for everyone, so we found an alternative that still works to make a creamy and delicious egg salad.

We used a full fat coconut yogurt, which is a creamy and tangy yogurt similar to a traditional Greek yogurt. It has a mild flavor that blends perfectly with the other ingredients and seasonings in this recipe.

If you can’t find or don’t want to use coconut yogurt, some other options are:

  • Regular Greek yogurt
  • Sour cream
  • Almond yogurt
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Egg salad serving options

We love making this healthy egg salad because there are so many different ways to eat it! Here are all the ways we’ve enjoyed this recipe:

  • In a bowl on top of a salad
  • On top of sweet potato “toast”
  • In lettuce wrap “shells”
  • As filling for a bagel sandwich (we used the Legit Bagel Mix for the bagel)

What’s your favorite way to enjoy a healthy egg salad? Let us know in the comments below!

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Your turn to make this healthy egg salad

I know you’ll love the creamy yet light texture and the endless options for meals you get from this easy recipe! Leave a comment below to let us know how it goes if you give it a try. Also, take a pic and share it on Instagram. Tag us @realsimplegood, we love to see what you’re cooking!

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Healthy Egg Salad (No Mayo)

This healthy egg salad an easy and versatile recipe. There's no mayo in the ingredients but it's still creamy and delicious!


  • 6 hard boiled eggs, chopped into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup celery, diced , (about 3-4 medium stalks)
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1 medium dill pickle, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup plain coconut yogurt, (can sub greek yogurt if you eat dairy)
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
  • Sea salt, to taste


  • We recommend using the Instant Pot to hard boil eggs – Place the trivet in the bottom and add 1 cup of water. Add all the eggs in and close the lid and seal. Cook for 6 minutes at high pressure with a quick release. Carefully remove the insert and run the eggs under cool water before peeling.
  • Chop eggs, celery, onion and pickle as noted and place everything in a bowl.
  • Add in coconut yogurt, mustard, paprika, pepper and dill. Mix with a spoon until combined. Taste and season with salt as desired. 
  • Refrigerate until served. Serve in lettuce leaves, over sweet potato “toast”, as a dip for veggies or scoop on top of a salad. Enjoy!


Nutrition facts are an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. See our full nutrition information disclosure here
Calories: 268kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Fiber: 1g
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Healthy Egg Salad (No Mayo)Healthy Egg Salad (No Mayo)