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Healthy egg salad sandwich

I, like a lot of people, used to make egg sandwiches with mayonnaise.  Nothing wrong with that!  Eggs are healthy, full of energy-giving nutrition and protein and it’s a handy lunch to take to work.

Still, if you’re trying to eat food as close to nature as possible, this recipe from Limes and Lycopene is the way to go.

Despite being a sometimes fan of organic mayonnaise and it’s creamy texture, the combination of the olive oil and mustard was a delicious, far superior replacement as it doesn’t have that too sweet flavour mayo has.  It’s still creamy and in combination with the fresh herbs, made a satisfying, rustic and fresh lunch today.  Do use a good bread, and although nutritionists might disagree, I always feel continental unsalted butter makes bread (or anything really) taste even better but this is totally optional.


2 slices organic wholemeal bread, pita bread, wrap or crusty roll, toasted, untoasted; buttered or not, whichever is your preference
1 just hard boiled free range egg
1 tspn Dijon mustard
1 tspn extra virgin olive oil
1 tblspn each finely diced green parts of spring onion, fresh continental parsley and basil
Handful salad greens (I use mixed gourmet salad leaves, baby spinach, rocket, whatever’s available and nice)
Cracked black pepper and sea salt
Optional:  instead of salad greens I sometimes use finely diced celery or Lebanese cucumber

Mash egg roughly with a fork; then mix in the mustard, oil and herbs, adding seasoning if desired.  Place filling in between bread with salad or vegetables.

Serves: 1

Adapted from: Limes and Lycopene

    9 Responses leave one →
    1. Elisabeth permalink
      March 2, 2011

      Emma- I never under estimate the yummy egg sandwich that is simple and delicious, a welcome quick pick-me-up, any time.
      Your sandwich is calling my name right now, since I don't have too much stuff in the fridge, but eggs, always!

    2. Dimah permalink
      March 2, 2011

      Love it! Super simple and I'm sure it is delicious!

    3. March 1, 2011

      That looks delicious.

    4. Mary permalink
      March 2, 2011

      I share your love of egg salad. It is one of my favorite sandwich fillings and you sandwich looks so good I think I'll have to go make myself one. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

    5. Katerina permalink
      March 2, 2011

      I wish I had this sandwich now that I am at work! It looks so nutritional and tasty!

    6. Melanie permalink
      March 3, 2011

      That's a great way to make the egg salad healthier! Looks yummy too!

    7. A Day That is Dessert permalink
      March 3, 2011

      I make my egg salad with mayo too; my favorite kind of sandwich!

    8. October 27, 2011

      look soooo good! So good that i could eat 10 and not feel guilty! :)

    9. October 28, 2011

      I much prefer this version to the usual one smothered in mayo. All those lovely salad greens lend such a nice crunch, too.

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