Cottage Cheese Egg Salad
This cottage cheese egg salad recipe is the recipe you didn’t know you needed. Loaded with protein and low on carbs, you’re going to fall in love with this easy and satisfying combination. Plus, it’s made from simple ingredients that you most likely already have on hand.
I like to enjoy this cottage cheese egg salad over fried bread with sliced avocado and sliced jalapeno. However, you can enjoy this cottage cheese egg salad in a wrap or over a bed of greens. Another option, is to grab your favorite crackers or vegetables and use them to scoop the egg salad directly into your mouth. No judgement here. No matter what, you’re going to love this recipe.
Other Ingredients you can add to Cottage Cheese Egg Salad
What’s great about this egg salad is that you can customize it however you like. Try adding chopped Italian parsley, cilantro or basil. If you enjoy a crunch, add a rib of diced celery and/or onion. If onion is too strong of a flavor, you can try adding diced shallots or chives instead. Feel free to get creative and really make this recipe your own.
Ingredients Needed for Cottage Cheese Egg Salad
Hard Boiled Eggs – For this recipe you’ll need six hard boiled eggs. Be sure to peel them and separate the yolks from the whites.
Cottage Cheese – You can use whatever cottage cheese you enjoy most. I used low fat cottage cheese and it worked perfectly.
Dijon Mustard – You’ll need two teaspoons of Dijon mustard for this recipe. It adds a depth of flavor that’s hard to resist.
Lemon Juice – You’ll need one tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice for this recipe. It adds a bright tart flavor to the recipe.
Seasoning – Season with salt and cracked black pepper.
Herbs – I added freshly chopped dill, but you could add Italian parsley, basil, spinach or whatever herbs or veggies you enjoy most.
Green Onions – You can use freshly chopped green onions or chives in this recipe. Either would work perfectly.
How to Make Cottage Cheese Egg Salad
Hard boil six eggs. Once they’re cool, peel them and separate the yolks from the whites.
Add the yolks to a large mixing bowl. Then, add Dijon mustard, lemon juice, cottage cheese, salt and cracked black pepper. Mix until well combined.
Next, add the diced egg whites, chopped dill, and chopped green onion. Mix until well combined. Chill and serve.
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Cottage Cheese Egg Salad
- 6 hard boiled eggs, peel and separate the whites from the yolks
- ½ cup low fat cottage cheese
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh squeezed
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- salt, to taste
- cracked black pepper, to taste
- 2-4 tablespoons dill, freshly chopped
- 2-4 tablespoons green onions, chopped small
- 1 large mixing bowl
- Hard boil six eggs. Once they’re cool, peel them and separate the yolks from the whites.
- Add the yolks to a large mixing bowl. Then, add Dijon mustard, lemon juice, cottage cheese, salt and cracked black pepper. Mix until well combined.
- Next, add the diced egg whites, chopped dill, and chopped green onion. Mix until well combined. Chill and serve.
7 Comments on “Cottage Cheese Egg Salad”
Made this after seeing a video on Instagram. It was SO delicious – exactly what I had been craving after a run and a gym workout. Kept me full for hours and tasted amazing. I made it exactly according to recipe and served over sourdough muffin splits with avocado. Already looking forward to having the leftovers!
I just have to say, I’m not a cottage cheese fan and I’ve tried it several times. I tried this and was mind blown. You literally can’t taste the cottage cheese and it really just adds extra creaminess and protein! So good 😋 Never not putting cottage cheese in my egg salad again.
Love it!!! Perfect for me as I am watching my diet.
The best egg salad you will ever eat and so incredibly easy to make! This was such a great new way to eat cottage cheese. The avocado and jalapeño just put this dish over the edge delicious. It is full of flavor and packed with protein. My husband, who does not eat cottage cheese, loved it! My teenage boys loved it as well. I actually grab a spoonful every time I pass the fridge. Do not skip making this one! I promise you will never make egg salad with Mayo again!
Simple and delicious recipe! Perfect amount to eat for a couple snacks during the week as well. Exactly what my work from home routine needed 🙂
Made this for lunch today and I will definitely be making it again. Amazing!