It's summertime, which means you're probably not craving something warm to eat because you're already uncomfortably hot. Most days you likely just throw together a salad since it's nutritious, healthy, and simple, but you probably don't whip out the egg salad recipes you're familiar with. But why not? We all know that the protein in egg keeps us full longer, and to be honest, we could probably afford to snack a little less.
And did we mention the ways you can prepare egg salad are literally endless? From dressing it up with mustard to curry to even avocado mayo, the possibilities are endless. You can also just as easily switch up the way you serve it: There’s over lettuce, as a sandwich, and you can even make it into grilled cheese. So what are you waiting for? Below, find the top three egg salad recipes you should keep in your back pocket at all times. Scroll through, and then get cooking.
CURRIED EGG SALAD
The Hero Ingredient: The main ingredient in this egg salad recipe is curry powder, which elevates the dish with some exotic flavor.
The Recipe: Hard-boil the eggs like normal, and then slice and mash the eggs after an ice bath. To make the dressing, mix the mayonnaise with the curry powder and other seasonings, blend into the eggs, and top with watercress and radish sprouts (they add a nice bite).
The Clincher: Serve it atop toasted, buttered English muffin bread—the egg salad will soak into every nook and cranny.
MOM'S EGG SALAD
The Hero Ingredient: Avocado oil mayo is what kicks the classic egg salad recipe up a few notches. Its creaminess allows it to meld with the mustard in a whole new way.
The Recipe: Peeled and quartered hard-boiled eggs are mixed with diced celery, the avocado mayo, mustard, dill relish, chives, and some spices. Once the eggs have been cooked, you can whip this recipe up in three minutes flat.
The Clincher: Serve on top of fresh spinach or Romaine lettuce for a healthier take on the dish.
EGG SALAD GRILLED CHEESE
The Hero Ingredient: Cheddar steals the show in this egg salad grilled cheese recipe.
The Recipe: A fresh take on the dish is made with scrambled egg whites, Greek yogurt (subbed in for mayo), green onion, paprika, and a few other spices. Layer between bread, add the cheese, and make on a griddle or panini maker for extra crunch.
The Clincher: Serve this delectable recipe with soup on a rainy day.
Which egg salad recipe looks the tastiest to you? Up next: healthy egg recipes you can make in 15 minutes.