Curried Egg Salad

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This curried egg salad is about to become your new favorite way to use leftover hard boiled eggs! Packed with healthy ingredients and amazing flavor, this takes your regular egg salad sandwich and kicks it up a notch! 


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  • Easy Shakshuka Recipe – Shakshuka is a flavorful Middle Eastern breakfast recipe that is perfect for dinner. Eggs poached in a homemade tomato sauce and topped with crumbled feta cheese and cilantro, and served with crusty bread. This easy shakshuka recipe is a flavorful and quick meal that uses eggs for dinner!


A plate of curried egg salad sandwiches on a wooden table with a glass of water


If your family is like mine, and makes about 12x more easter eggs than you could ever possible need, then this recipe is totally what you need in your life. This isn’t your typical egg salad recipe – its packed with flavor and studded with way fun and healthy ingredients!


A wooden table with a bowl of curried egg salad, a plate with a sandwich and carrots, and a glass of water


My entire life I have only ever known the egg salad my mom makes. I have always been kind of finicky about mayo based “salads” – chicken salad, egg salad, macaroni salad, potato salad, ok, you get the point… There are literally 10 thousand different ways to make a “salad” type recipe, and the addition of a something as simple as pickle juice or the wrong brand of mayo can totally make or break a recipe. But this recipe totally breaks the mold of a traditional egg salad!


A white plate of egg salad sandwich on a wooden table


Not only does this recipe taste amazing, but its so dang healthy it should be labeled as a superfood. Eggs contain 6 grams of protein and also have tons of choline (which is important for cell activity, liver function, transportation of nutrients throughout the body and is vital for the development of an infant’s memory functions). Replacing the traditional mayonnaise with plain greek yogurt adds even more protein power, probiotics, and calcium. Turmeric (affiliate link) has anti-inflammatory properties and is also a strong antioxidant. The shredded carrots bring beta-carotene, fiber, and a ton of vitamins to the table, and the pecans bring some awesome healthy un-saturated fat to help lower bad cholesterol. And cranberries have been shown to improve your immune function, decrease your blood pressure and help with UTI’s.

See? Super food for super moms!


An open faced egg salad sandwich and carrot sticks on a white plate


*Notes about Hard Boiled Eggs:

  • Make sure to allow plenty of time for the eggs to cool before you peel them. They are much easier to peel when cool!
  • Place hard boiled eggs in the fridge within 2 hours of boiling
  • Hard boiled eggs can safely be kept in the fridge for up to 7 days
  • That slightly green ring you see around the yolk of a hard boiled egg? That is a harmless reaction between the sulfur in the egg white and the iron in the egg yolk. It means the egg was cooked for too long or at too high a temperature!

Check out Iowa Egg Council on Pinterest for even more awesome recipes (seriously, some great recipes on there!). Also head on over and check them out on Facebook for recipes, videos, great information, and fun tips/tricks!



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  • Apple, Brie, and Arugula Quesadillas – This Apple, Brie and Arugula Quesadilla is a perfect easy quick lunch recipe for when you want something a little different!



A white plate with a curried egg salad sandwich on a wooden table with a blue checked napkin

Curried Egg Salad

This curried egg salad is about to become your new favorite way to use leftover hard boiled eggs! Packed with healthy ingredients and amazing flavor, this takes your regular egg salad sandwich and kicks it up a notch! 
4.84 from 6 votes
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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 339kcal
Author: Jenni


  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup grated carrot
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup quartered red seedless grapes
  • cup chopped pecans
  • *Serve with crackers on bread/toast, or in a lettuce wrap


  • Carefully place eggs in a large pot with a lid.
  • Fill with just enough cold water to cover the eggs by 1 inch.
  • Heat over high heat until just boiling.
  • Remove the pan from the burner and cover with a lid.
  • Allow to sit for 12 minutes (for large eggs, extra large eggs need 15 minutes).
  • Drain the hot water out and refill the pot with cold water and ice and allow to cool completely (you might need to change out the water/add more ice as needed to keep the water cold).
  • When the eggs are cool, gently tap them on the counter to crack the shells and then remove the peel.
  • Run under cool water to remove all traces of shell.
  • Slice eggs in half and place the yolks in a large bowl.
  • Using a fork, mash the yolks until they are all crumbs.
  • Mix in the greek yogurt, lemon juice, maple syrup, curry powder, ground turmeric and sea salt until well combined.
  • Chop the egg whites and toss them into the bowl as well as the carrot, green onion, cranberries, grapes, and pecans.
  • Mix until combined.
  • Enjoy on bread, with crackers, or with lettuce wraps.



  • Nutritional Information does not include what you serve it on (bread, crackers, etc!).
  • Make sure to place hard boiled eggs in the fridge within 2 hours of cooking, and store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 292mg | Sodium: 372mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 25g


  1. Looks wonderful! I know what we will be having for lunch tomorrow!

  2. Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats says:

    Sharing on my FB page today Jenni! Miss ya!

  3. Now, this is one unique egg salad that has it all! I love every single ingredient and it’s a complete meal in a sandwich. Perfect timing for all of those Easter eggs that are going to be collecting soon. Interesting to let them cool completely before peeling. I’m headed over to the Iowa Egg council for more tips and recipes.

  4. Sarah @ Champagne Tastes says:

    Why have I never thought about using yogurt instead of mayo in an egg salad!?! I use it instead of mayo or sour cream all the time– this is SO SMART!!!! I’m gonna go eat this now.

  5. Lisa | Garlic & Zest says:

    I love curried chicken salad, but I’d never heard of curried egg salad before. I always have eggs on hand — and I’m always looking for lunch inspiration! Consider me inspired. I love the nuts in this too – I put them in everything!

  6. Megan @ MegUnprocessed says:

    Love the turmeric in there, so much extra flavor and healthy!

  7. Monica | Nourish & Fete says:

    I love that this is a way to make something delicious and different using leftovers and simple ingredients. I definitely need more of that to keep from getting in ruts. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Whitney Bond says:

    Jenni, these look awesome! I love curry!!

  9. What a great idea! I think this would have so many uses and I love all the flavors you have going here! What a delicious recipe!

  10. I make a curry chickpea salad but now I’m totally going to try this curry egg salad!

  11. Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen says:

    This looks SO good! Love all the flavors going on here!

  12. Sasha @ Eat Love Eat says:

    This looks really tasty!

  13. J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all says:

    I love your idea of breaking the mold! And all the healthy factors in this recipe means it’s even more of an all-star! And I am a huge turmeric fan so now I just need to go and make this asap! YUM!

  14. Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy says:

    I LOVE egg salad sandwiches. I would have never thought to add curry to them. I will have to give this a try next time I a bunch of boiled eggs….and make this great sounding sandwich.

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