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Easy Egg Salad

Fast, easy and delicious. A naturally low carb egg salad to use anywhere, anytime.

A Little About Us: Alex, Carl, Isla and Taran

My kids are back at school.

Let’s just let this sink in…

The kids have gone back to school.

I vacuumed my rug without screams of “Hoover Monster!” echoing in my ears. Afterwards, I cleaned and organised my mess of a washroom without needing to accommodate any unhelpful help.

I made a start on my Teach English as a Foreign Language Course, which will, hopefully, be my new career in a few months.

I went to a shop, and very leisurely browsed the offerings. I didn’t have to divert to the chocolate section due to “Chocolate, Mummy!”. I didn’t have to hustle outside before a tantrum entered into full swing. I didn’t have to fight on the front lines of an epic battle to pick and choose what I needed. I got what I desired for my Easy Egg Salad and nothing more.

I made this for my husband, so he had a keto lunch to take to work and shift those extra ‘lock-down’ pounds, but it’s paleo-ish as well. The only non-paleo ingredient is the Dijon mustard, so it depends how strict you are.

Now, I am wondering whether I can go and get the kids back home a bit early from the after-school club because I am missing them. In fact, I think I will. Never satisfied, me!

A Little About the Recipe: Easy Egg Salad

This recipe is one of those to make up and leave in the fridge for work lunches; although it’s nice for a quick snack as well.  Gather some lettuce, celery, cucumber and a nice big dollop of egg salad for a nice, easy lunch.

This recipe didn’t quite make full paleo or whole30 because of the smidgeon of Dijon mustard in the mayonnaise and, then again, in the egg salad.  However, it is only a smidgeon, so if you aren’t so strict with the paleo, this will work for you.  Keto and Atkins’, have no such Dijon mustard restrictions and, while the carb counts, both net and total, aren’t at nought/zero, they aren’t so far off either and is coming from the eggs.  This makes Easy Egg Salad an allowable recipe for Atkins’ Induction as well as Maintenance and might make a bit of change from plain boiled eggs.  The only point Atkins’ dieters might need to take into consideration is the fat over protein content.

And Here It Is: Easy Egg Salad

Easy Egg Salad
Easy Egg Salad
Fast, easy and delicious. A naturally low carb egg salad to use anywhere, anytime.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfasts, Lunches, Salads, Side Dishes, Snacks, Starters
Cuisine Atkins’ Diet: Induction, Atkins’ Diet: Ongoing and Maintenance, Keto, Paleo-ish
Servings 2 people
Calories 677 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 medium eggs
  • 1/2 cup Easy Homemade Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/4 tsp dried dill

Instructions
 

To hard boil the Eggs

  • Place the eggs in a pan and cover them with water.
  • Place the pan on the hob, turn the hob up to the highest heat.
  • When the water is boiling. Set a timer for 6 mins.
  • When the time is done take the pan off the hob, pour out the hot water from the pan and replace with cold water until all the eggs are cool to the touch – you might have to replace the water a few times until this happens.

Making the Salad

  • Peel the eggs.
  • Add the Easy Homemade Mayonnaise (or the store-bought mayonnaise if you didn't feel like making it).
  • Add the Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, paprika and dill.
  • Use a fork to mix everything together, break up the boiled eggs into small pieces as you go.
  • Serve.

Notes

Net Carbs: 3.4g
 
This recipe was modified on 29/10/2020 to reduce the salt.  The original amount was 1/2 tsp should you prefer the original recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 234gCalories: 677kcalCarbohydrates: 3.7gProtein: 23gFat: 63gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 28gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 693mgSodium: 959mgPotassium: 248mgFiber: 0gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1127IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 98mgIron: 2mg
Keyword dried herbs, egg, low carb, low net carb
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