Egg salad gets a healthy update -- add extra protein and lessen the fat in this mayo-free recipe for Hummus and Tahini Egg Salad!

Hummus and Tahini Egg Salad

Egg salad gets a healthy update -- add extra protein and lessen the fat in this mayo-free recipe for Hummus and Tahini Egg Salad!
Hummus and Tahini Egg Salad

Egg salad gets a healthy update — add extra protein and lessen the fat in this mayo-free recipe for Hummus and Tahini Egg Salad!

Egg salad gets a healthy update -- add extra protein and lessen the fat in this mayo-free recipe for Hummus and Tahini Egg Salad!

There were two things that made it an awesome-lunch-day when I was growing up: tuna salad and egg salad. I don’t know what it was about these sandwiches, but they were my absolute favorites. Never mind that my lunch probably stank up my book bag or the cafeteria — when my mom made me an egg salad sandwich, I was one happy kid.

Egg salad gets a healthy update -- add extra protein and lessen the fat in this mayo-free recipe for Hummus and Tahini Egg Salad!

More recently, egg salad sandwiches make rare appearances, despite the fact that it’s a childhood favorite. I blame the mayo, of course, but I decided to give my beloved egg salad a little makeover.

Egg salad gets a healthy update -- add extra protein and lessen the fat in this mayo-free recipe for Hummus and Tahini Egg Salad!

Egg salad gets a healthy update -- add extra protein and lessen the fat in this mayo-free recipe for Hummus and Tahini Egg Salad!

Taking inspiration from my veggie wraps, I mix up my eggs (sometimes with the yolk, sometimes without) with protein-rich hummus and flavorful tahini sauce, and give it a little more crunch with red onions and chives. Topped with slices of avocado, shredded carrot and sprouts, this old favorite is now new again!

Egg salad gets a healthy update -- add extra protein and lessen the fat in this mayo-free recipe for Hummus and Tahini Egg Salad!

I’ve been enjoying Hummus and Tahini Egg Salad in sandwiches, on crackers, in wraps, and even stuffed in avocados! It’s been perfect for post-workout lunches, or as the little me used to say, for an awesome-lunch-day.

Egg salad gets a healthy update -- add extra protein and lessen the fat in this mayo-free recipe for Hummus and Tahini Egg Salad!

Hummus and Tahini Egg Salad

Serves 4 | Prep: 5 minutes | Cook: 10 minutes

Egg salad gets a healthy update — add extra protein and lessen the fat in this mayo-free recipe for Hummus and Tahini Egg Salad!

Ingredients

4 large eggs
1/4 cup hummus
2-3 tablespoons tahini
3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
3 tablespoons finely chopped chives
1 teaspoon white balsamic vinegar
kosher salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

In a medium saucepan, cover the eggs with an inch of cold water. Bring the pan to a rolling boil, turn off heat, cover, and let the eggs sit for about 10 minutes. Rinse with cold water, and let it sit in cold water to cool.

Peel and chop the eggs, and place in a bowl. Mix in the hummus, tahini, onions, chives and vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Comments

  1. Kankana

    Oh yum! Egg salad is one of my absolute favourite busy day lunch. And I always find ways to make it less guilty. Loving your version girl and the photos making me crave one right now!

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    • Liren Baker

      Egg salad with less guilt is so much more satisfying, isn’t it Kankana? I’d love to know how you make yours!

  2. Mistie

    So I have been wanting to make this for a while and had some girlfriends round for lunch today and decided to give it a try. It was delicious and there was definitely zero guilt. I had some leftover cress in my herb keeper too so it was perfect to pop that in :). I can’t wait to try some more of your recipes.

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