Healthy Creamy Curried Egg Salad

Creamy, easy and ready in no time, this curried egg salad is lightened up and much healthier than classic egg salads! Made with two options, including a paleo friendly one, the original gluten free version uses Greek Yogurt instead of mayonnaise!

Healthy Creamy Curried Egg Salad- Creamy, easy and ready in no time, this curried egg salad is lightened up and much healthier than classic egg salads! Made with two options, including a paleo friendly one, the original gluten free version uses Greek Yogurt instead of mayonnaise! @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

Confession- I tend to find my favourite sandwiches in the most obscure of places. 

Long term readers may remember me mentioning how I had one of the best sandwiches ever and it was from…..Starbucks. Granted, it was one of their signature festive sandwiches but still- It was not from a place you’d typically associate sandwiches with (unless it was a coffee sandwich….I wonder if that’s possible…) 

However, my two all time favourite sandwiches came from the same store, in the same city, and was found within the same three days.

I then proceeded to eat one of each on alternating days until I left. 

The city- New York.

The sandwiches- Curried Egg Salad and Chicken Salad. 

The store……

Duane Reade.

Healthy Creamy Curried Egg Salad- Creamy, easy and ready in no time, this curried egg salad is lightened up and much healthier than classic egg salads! Made with two options, including a paleo friendly one, the original gluten free version uses Greek Yogurt instead of mayonnaise! @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

Okay, hear me out. 

Before you roll your eyes and hit me over the head with the statue of liberty’s tabula ansata (the book she has perched on her!), remember my origins (lulz)

I’m a naive, young boy from Australia where our drug stores/pharmacies sell medication, black jelly beans and tissues. Here I was, in the big city, and overwhelmed with options- Just in Duane Reade itself. I could easily have used them as my store of choice- They had everything there! 

Reading material? Check. Fresh food? Check. Medication? Check. Three different types of Doritos flavours? Check. Sandwiches galore? Check. 

The best part? They also stocked gifts. GIFTS! I may or may not have done 75% of my souvenir shopping the first trip all from Duane Reade. 

Anyway back to the sandwiches. I think it was the combination of the concept, the price ($3.25 baby!) and the decent filling to bread ratio which made it a winning option. I often would have one for breakfast and then alternate each day or if I was being really frisky, have a second as a snack in the same day. It was just too good and price friendly. 

Healthy Creamy Curried Egg Salad- Creamy, easy and ready in no time, this curried egg salad is lightened up and much healthier than classic egg salads! Made with two options, including a paleo friendly one, the original gluten free version uses Greek Yogurt instead of mayonnaise! @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

After my most recent trip back to the city, it wasn’t  exactly on my list of places to revisit. With only three days in the city, I had to prioritise, and by prioritise I mean go to Shake Shack three times. I did, eventually stop in to Duane Reade to buy gum, a tooth brush and Reese’s Christmas Tree candy which looked like bloody logs. I also decided on a whim to buy one sandwich for old times sake breakfast and saw that they had been given a makeover- NOT the good kind

These newer versions had been ‘healthified’ and by healthified it meant removing 50% of it’s contents, yet still keeping the same ingredients. Upon looking at it, I realised the mayonnaise used in both of them wasn’t the delicious, whole egg kind I use these days- It was one which had over 12 ingredients in it- Just the mayonnaise! Oh, and the price had gone up! 

Nonsense. I was not going to buy this sandwich. I was going to CVS! 

Just kidding. I went and got a Cinnamon bun from Cinnamon

All class. 

However, I had an intent to recreate the original but also give it a healthy makeover- One with a welcoming outcome! 

Healthy Creamy Curried Egg Salad- Creamy, easy and ready in no time, this curried egg salad is lightened up and much healthier than classic egg salads! Made with two options, including a paleo friendly one, the original gluten free version uses Greek Yogurt instead of mayonnaise! @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

This healthy creamy curried egg salad is based on the one I ate multiple times but given a healthy makeover. The curried egg salad is rich, creamy and a flavour explosion yet still healthy for you! It uses Greek yogurt as a base and a delicious spice blend which takes it to the next level. I also tried out for my paleo friends out there, a paleo friendly version using this mayonnaise. I’ve tried out several recipes for it and this one takes the (grain free, almond flour based) cake.

Bonus- This would be the perfect sandwich to serve your mum on mother’s day without weighing them down! Go one up and cut it into pretty triangle shapes and serve with a cup of tea- Obviously with your pinky finger raised too. 

Add this healthy creamy curried egg salad to your sandwich or on a vehicle of choice (or let’s be real…a spoon) rotation and you’ll have a new favourite filling in no time. 

Duane Reade- We’re over. 

(Unless you’ve improved. I’ll let you know in 5 days time). 

Healthy Creamy Curried Egg Salad
Serves 1
Creamy, easy and ready in no time, this curried egg salad is lightened up and much healthier than classic egg salads! Made with two options, including a paleo friendly one, the original gluten free version uses Greek Yogurt instead of mayonnaise!
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For the standard version
  1. 3 large eggs, boiled (or a mix of eggs/egg whites)
  2. 2 tsp good quality curry powder (or a mix of cumin, garam masala, smoked paprika, sea salt and pepper)
  3. sea salt to taste
  4. black pepper to taste
  5. pinch smoked paprika
  6. 1/4 cup plain Greek Yogurt
For the Paleo version
  1. 3 large eggs, boiled (or a mix of eggs/egg whites)
  2. 2 tsp good quality curry powder (or a mix of cumin, garam masala, smoked paprika, sea salt and pepper)
  3. sea salt to taste
  4. black pepper to taste
  5. pinch smoked paprika
  6. 2 T paleo mayonnaise (I recommend the one linked above)
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, mash the eggs/egg whites with a fork very well.
  2. Add the curry powder, sea salt, pepper and smoked paprika and mix. Stir in the Greek yogurt or paleo mayonnaise until fully incorporated.
  3. Top on gluten free bread, wraps, salad or even on it's own!
Notes
  1. I used 0% plain Greek yogurt but only because that's the most common type available here. If possible, try to use 2% or higher fat content for a delicious, creamier texture.
  2. I used the bare minimum amount of curry flavour for this version- I usually up it by an extra teaspoon because I personally love the strong flavours
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Healthy Creamy Curried Egg Salad- Creamy, easy and ready in no time, this curried egg salad is lightened up and much healthier than classic egg salads! Made with two options, including a paleo friendly one, the original gluten free version uses Greek Yogurt instead of mayonnaise! @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

What is your all time store bought favourite sandwich? No judgement here if you say Subway 

Do your pharmacies/drug stores sell anything fancy? Come have black jelly beans. 

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44 thoughts on “Healthy Creamy Curried Egg Salad

  1. This is amazing, I’m definitely trying this soon! Love eggs, love curry…perfect.
    We have pharmacies, that sell medication, and we have drug stores, that sell cosmetics, cleaning utensils and stuff like that, organic food (lol), some also baby clothes (alongside all the baby stuff). But no medications. They do sell supplements like magnesium pills etc and protein bars. But no real medicine!

  2. Sounds very tasty…I <3 egg salad…hoping the Big City is ready for your arrival. 😉 Be safe Mate!!

    1. You could add some tofu – I often use firm tofu and crumble and add. A little Turmeric will also add color. I still use some eggs as I like the flavor of eggs and tofu is flavor neutral. Traders Joe’s years ago used to make an “egg-less” egg salad for sandwiches. It contained turmeric and tofu and when they quit selling it, I stole their secret – or that portion of it.

  3. Okay, so being the stuuupid American I apparently am, I had no idea that was what the Statue of Liberty’s book was called…learn something new everyday. Also, I love myself some egg salad!

  4. I think this looks delicious. It sounds fantastic too, and I have a confession. I’ve never eaten egg salad. Sure, I’ve had a bite of the Hubby’s sandwich from time to time, but never went all out with my own. Given my love of eggs these days, I’m surprised I haven’t changed that yet. You make me want to go for it. Great recipe, love the healthy make over.

  5. Hahaha! I love that you bought an egg salad sandwich from the drug store. You crack me up, Arman. I’ve actually been craving egg salad (and chicken salad) like you wouldn’t believe lately…so I might need to whip up a batch of this delicious curried version. Also, don’t you love when stores call something “new” and “healthier” and then you just realized that they made the serving size smaller. I’ve caught several of my favorite companies pulling that trick lately, and it’s just sad. Do they think we aren’t going to notice? Come on, man!

    Also, I say no to the coffee sandwich. Some things just aren’t meant to go together.

    1. First a Starbucks sandwich gets praised and now this…People must think my palettes are juvenile!

      They JUST decreased the size of Australia’s iconic chocolate bar (the Freddo Frog) and claim it to be healthier….they just reduced it in size!

      How about a coffee rubbed steak sandwich huh 😉

  6. Oh my goodness, so much love for this. I myself am a fan of the pre-made turkey, brie, apple sandwich from the rest stops on the highway going down to Maryland. Bonus: there’s a Cinnabon right next to it.
    HOLY TOLEDO I AM PUMPED. Send alllll the snaps!!
    p.s. tiramisu is sort of like a coffee sandwich??

  7. This egg salad is so stunning… and so far different from the egg salad I’m used to. I’m going to have to give this one a shot 🙂

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