Curried Egg Salad

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This healthy, protein-packed curried egg salad recipe combines simple ingredients and transforms them into a creamy and tangy salad. Perfect for meal prep or quick lunches!

curried egg salad.

We’re big fans of low-effort lunches in my house, which is why I’m always making orzo salad, chicken salad with grapes, and curry egg salad. 

Made just as you would classic egg salad, I add a few secret ingredients (okay, maybe one secret ingredient and one not-so-secret ingredient) to make creamy, richly flavored egg salad with subtle curry spices. 

The results are flavorful, hearty egg salad perfect for sandwiches, wraps, salads, or, if you’re me, straight from the bowl.

Table of Contents
  1. Recipe highlights
  2. Ingredients needed
  3. How to make curried egg salad
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Storage instructions
  6. Frequently asked questions
  7. More egg-tastic recipes to try
  8. Curried Egg Salad (Recipe Card)

Recipe highlights

  • Ready in minutes. The most arduous task is hard boiling the eggs. After that, all that’s left is to add the other ingredients, mix, and serve. 
  • Healthy. Eggs are loaded with protein and antioxidants, while Greek yogurt sneaks in more protein and makes for a low-fat swap for mayo. 
  • A totally unique flavor profile. I’ve found that even egg salad haters often find they enjoy this quirky combination of flavors.

Ingredients needed

Just 6 ingredients are all that’s needed to make this egg salad recipe, and most of them are kitchen and pantry staples. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Eggs. Hard-boiled, peeled, chilled, and chopped. If you don’t have time to fully chill them in the fridge, submerge them in an ice water bath so they firm up quickly. Avoid using warm or room temperature eggs.
  • Mayonnaise. For that essential tang and creamy texture.
  • Greek yogurt. My secret ingredient for guaranteeing an extra creamy texture and tangy flavor, with half the fat. 
  • Curry powder. Technically optional, but trust me, it adds a wealth of flavor and perfectly compliments the egg salad. 
  • Kosher salt and black pepper. To taste. 

Find the printable recipe with measurements below.

How to make curried egg salad

Step 1- Combine ingredients. Prep the eggs by peeling and chopping them into slices. Then, in a medium bowl, add the chopped eggs, mayo, and Greek yogurt. Stir with a fork to combine. 

Step 2- Add seasonings. To the bowl, add the curry powder, salt, and pepper. Mix to combine, then taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Serve immediately or refrigerate until later. 

What can I serve with curried egg salad?

You can use this curry-spiced egg salad exactly as you would regular egg salad, whether it be in a bagel, on a bed of salad greens, in a wrap, on toast, or mixed with quinoa for a protein-packed breakfast bowl. Often, I just eat it plain with some high protein chips for scooping. 

Recipe tips and variations

  • Save time. Use store-bought hard-boiled eggs and cut your prep time in half. 
  • Don’t mash the eggs. I suppose this comes down to personal preference, but I prefer the varying textures of the chopped eggs, so I like to gently fold them into the yogurt mixture as opposed to mashing them. 
  • Add some texture. To create a different balance of textures, fold in chopped celery, cucumber slices, raisins, or roasted cashews. 
  • Garnish. I’ve found adding fresh parsley or green onion gives the egg salad a fresher flavor, plus a nice pop of color.
  • Play around with spices. Try adding cumin, turmeric, or a dash of chili powder for a spicy kick.

Storage instructions

To store: Leftover egg salad can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. I don’t recommend freezing the egg salad as it’ll become mushy and lose its flavor. 

curried egg salad recipe.

Frequently asked questions

Can I make this egg salad without mayonnaise or yogurt?

While I haven’t tried it, cottage cheese, chopped avocado, coconut yogurt, and hummus can all make potentially good substitutions.

What can I use to thicken up egg salad?

If you want your egg salad to be thicker, add more yogurt or mayonnaise or incorporate other ingredients like diced celery. I’ve also found that letting the egg salad rest in the fridge for a few hours can help it firm up. 

More egg-tastic recipes to try

  • Turkish eggs– Poached eggs served in a garlicky Greek yogurt sauce and finished with a sweet paprika butter sauce.
  • Egg white salad– Low-fat, protein-packed, and loaded with sweet and tangy flavors.
  • Chilaquiles– My favorite Mexican breakfast dish of all time.
  • Sous vide egg bites– Inspired by Starbucks but even more customizable!
keto egg salad

Curried Egg Salad

5 from 7 votes
Creamy, easy and ready in no time, this keto egg salad is lightened up and much healthier than classic egg salads! Low carb and gluten free, it uses a mix of mayo and Greek yogurt for the creaminess- Add some curry powder for some added punch!
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 minute
Total: 6 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 8 large eggs boiled and chilled
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • In a large mixing bowl, add your chopped eggs, mayonnaise, and Greek yogurt, and mix well.
  • Add the curry powder salt, and pepper, and mix. Serve immediately or refrigerate until later.

Notes

Store leftover egg salad in the refrigerator in a sealed container. The salad will keep well for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 197kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 15gFat: 13gSodium: 547mgPotassium: 198mgFiber: 1gVitamin A: 556IUCalcium: 91mgIron: 2mgNET CARBS: 1g
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 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 🙂

  2. I love egg salad! It always boggles my mind that I’m “full” after two hardboiled eggs, yet I can eat 13 deviled eggs and a tub of egg salad….hm…

    1. RIGHT? Plain boiled eggs fill me up but douse it in mayonnaise and all the good stuff and I’m in heaven!

  3. Mmm this takes me back to my childhood! I have random, off-topic question for you: what visa did you get for the US?

  4. That first photo made me wanting to grab a spoon and scoop up the overflow and eat it up! This looks awesome! Good luck with the move, that’s exciting!

  5. 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??

    1. omg….Can we go on a road trip purely to get those sandwiches- They sound amazing!!!!!

      …You my friend are a genius. Tiramisu totally is!

  6. 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 😉

  7. 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.

    1. What??? Okay you must try! I grew up on them but armans sounds much better! Let’s go bug him until he makes us some!

    2. WHAT. MEG. This was completely meat free AND the paleo mayo uses all Meg happy ingredients! I’m trying not to cry now.

  8. I need to make this ASAP. Great for sandwiches on the go. Never thought of adding curry but I love that idea!

  9. Def will be whipping this up with my parents organic eggs that I just picked today:). Plus I have tons of curry powder sitting in my cabinet!!

  10. 1st, I give you kudos for trying an egg sammie from a drug store lol 2nd, I too visited Shake Shack 3 times on my first visit to NYC! Haha 3rd, I love anything curried, so I will be making this recipe soon!

  11. 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!

    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.

      1. I have a recipe to share using the soft tofu which works well but that’s for this suggestion James- It sounds delicious!

  12. I love egg salad, and this one looks great! And I live in NY but have never bought a sandwich from Duane Reade haha!

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

  14. 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!