Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Kicked Up Low Carb Egg Salad for Lunch

Low Carb Egg Salad

This low carb egg salad (7.6 grams of carbs) is a tasty lunch for those days when you are getting yourself back on track.  I'm no stranger to indulgences.  You'll find many recipes posted here for sinfully decadent recipes that I eat and enjoy.  The problem is those sinful indulgences creep up on me in many not so enjoyable ways.  Most obviously my waistline widens and the scale starts inching up into territories no one likes to admit. Can you relate?  Less obviously our health starts to suffer.  To keep that from happening we need to get back on track.
Low Carb Egg Salad

When I'm really cracking down on myself, I switch to low carb eating.  This low carb egg salad is a go-to lunch for me.  It satisfies my hunger and stays with me through the afternoon.  There is a lot of crunch in this egg salad that I find satisfying.  I've also kicked up the flavor with the addition of chopped onions and minced jalapeno pepper.  Adjust the amounts of those ingredients to suit your preference.  The one great thing about this recipe is that you can make it ahead of time without mixing the ingredients.  Take it with you in a well-sealed container and mix it together just before you eat it.

Kicked Up Low Carb Egg Salad

Egg salad ingredients
Kicked Up Egg Salad Bowl
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Serves one
7.6 Grams of Carbs

  • 2 large eggs, hard boiled
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 4-6 jalapeno pepper slices
  • 2 Tablespoons, zero carb mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Chop the vegetables and add them to the bowl.  Stir the mayonnaise and the mustard until well combined.  Chop the egg and add to the bowl.  Season with salt and pepper.  Gently combine the ingredients making sure the mayonnaise mixture is well distributed throughout the salad. Enjoy your salad straight from the bowl or on a bed of crisp greens.

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  1. Mmmmmmm!!! I could totally go for this right now!!!

    1. Give it a try, Gigi. My guess is you'll love it as much as I do! Thanks for visiting.

  2. I love love love egg salad. I'd skip the raw onion, which doesn't agree with me, and add more jalapeƱo, which does!

    1. The other day I added some chopped asparagus and that was delicious. Customizing this recipe to your personal tastes works, Lydia!

  3. Visiting from the blogger's pit stop! This recipe looks delicious!! Pinning!

    1. Welcome, Lazy Gastronome. I appreciate the pin! I hope you get to make this recipe one day soon.

  4. Take the Mayo out completely ad its not only a low carb egg salad its totally low calorie too :) I love salad :) Thanks for sharing at he blogger spitstop!
    Julie Syl Pit Stop Crew!

    1. You are so right,Sylvia. The only thing is that low carb diets encourage moderate inclusion of fats in your daily diet. Either way, this is a great lunch.


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