Eggcellent Clean Eating Salad

easter bunny and eggsWith Peter Cottontail on his way you may have a surplus on your hands of one of THE best protein sources on the planet – hard-boiled EGGS! Don’t let them go to waste with this simple, healthy recipe.

I thought I had published this recipe before, but I can’t seem to find it. In any case this recipe is originally from Tosca Reno’s The Eat-Clean Diet for Family and Kids. I don’t actually have this book, but given Tosca’s track record and the number of good reviews, I’m considering adding it to my arsenal.  I have provided the exact recipe along with personal notes about how I’ve changed it up a tad.

egg saladOne other note is that the greek yogurt version doesn’t save as well as the original version because it tends to get a little drippy after it sits. However, I still feel like it’s an eggcellent option if you’ll be able to enjoy it right away, and it tastes delicious.

Happy Easter!


  • 1/4 cup/60ml fat-free cottage cheese (I use fat free, plain greek yogurt, and you don’t want to know my “can’t eat cottage cheese” story)
  • 1 Tbsp/15ml skim milk (leave this out if using yogurt, just adds to drip factor)
  • 1 tsp/5ml mustard (I like the brown/spicy variety)
  • 4 hard-boiled egg whites, diced
  • 1 hard-boiled egg yolk
  • 2 Tbsp/30ml chopped green onion (I dropped these – yeesh, I WISH I could like onions)
  • 2 Tbsp/30ml chopped celery (dried celery seed to taste works nicely if you don’t have fresh on hand)
  • Dash curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp/1ml sea salt


  1. Whip cottage cheese and milk until smooth in medium size mixing bowl. If using the yogurt, skip this step and add yogurt in step 2 AFTER the other ingredients. You may not need the entire 1/4 cup, and it’s hard to unadd it if the other ingredients are in there.
  2. Blend remaining ingredients except egg whites with cottage cheese mixture
  3. Add diced egg whites to cottage cheese mixture. Mix well.
  4. Serve on sprouted, whole grain bread/wrap OR alongside 7 Reduced Fat Triscuit Crackers OR 1 brown rice cake OR serving of fruit.