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The Best Keto Egg Salad

This keto egg salad is lush! Creamy eggs blended with fresh herbs and a few touches of my secret ingredients really does make it the Best Keto Egg Salad on the planet! Want to learn my chef’s secrets on how to make this irresistible keto lunch fix? Read on!

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Back when I had my business, I sold a gazillion of humble egg salad sandwiches, and some days we couldn’t even make them fast enough. We sold enough egg salad sandwiches, that I can confidently say, that my egg salad really is The Best Keto Egg Salad out there.

In fact, I challenge you to find a tastier egg salad! We sold it on bread, of course, but I also had customers who came in and bought it by the pint just to devour on top of greens or by the spoonful.

This keto Egg Salad is everything a good egg salad should be – it is creamy, it is rich, it is chunky, and it’s got lots of flavor from a few surprising ingredients. Got some eggs? Give it a try!

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What You Need to Make Keto Egg Salad

  • A pot with a fitted lid (important to have a lid)
  • Cutting board – I like these sanitary plastic cutting boards that are dishwasher safe
  • Big knife – if you are a frequent visitor, you’ll see that I always recommend Henkles knives for durability and affordability
  • Mixing bowl – these stackable stainless bowls are amazing! A great value, nearly indestructible, and space-saving ’cause they stack!
  • Spatula or mixing spoon
  • Ingredients (eggs, mayo, sour cream, spices, herbs)

How To Make The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

In the days I owned my business, I had a small army of teens who’d come in to assist with dishes, front of house and cash, and helping in the kitchen.

Every single one of them HATED egg day.

Egg day was when, several times a week, we’d hard boil dozens (up to 20 dozen) eggs and then peel them. They HATED peeling egg duty, but it had to be done.

I know there are a bunch of ways to perfectly cook a hard-boiled egg, but for the thousands of dozens of eggs we’d boiled back in the day, this is how we’d do it:

  1. Add eggs to a pot with cold tap water.
  2. Bring to a rapid boil and boil for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat, leave the pot on the burner, and put a lid on it for 10-11 minutes.
  4. Drain the hot water and replace with cold tap water until the eggs are cool enough to handle.

That’s it!
A caveat – electric elements keep their heat longer so you need less cooking time. If you’re using gas, add up to 2 minutes of boiling time.

How to Make the Best Keto Egg Salad

Sure, you can chop some eggs and add a glob of mayo and call it good, or, you can infuse your egg salad with some serious flavor.

After you’ve peeled your eggs, chop them. I prefer the eggs a bit chunkier so they have some texture, but how finely you chop the eggs is up to you.

Mix the chopped egg with sour cream AND mayo, add the fresh parsley, spices, salt and pepper, and dig in!

Chef’s Tips

  • Get creative! Add capers, finely chopped bell pepper, a pinch of Cajun seasoning, a tsp of Dijon mustard or whatever flavors you like, and customize this egg salad recipe.
  • Don’t stress about over-cooking the eggs – eggs with a green-gray ring around the yolk are overcooked but they work just fine in this the Best Keto Egg Salad.
  • Egg salad will keep a few days in the fridge, in a sealed container. Keep it covered so it doesn’t, uh, stink up your fridge.
trio of keto salads including Ham Salad with Pickle, Southern Chicken Salad, and The Best Keto Egg Salad
The Best Keto Egg Salad, Ham Salad with Pickle, and Southern Chicken Salad (see links below)

What to Serve with The Best Keto Egg Salad Recipe

Does The Best Keto Egg Salad Freeze?

Unfortunately, no, it won’t freeze well. Cooked eggs and mayonnaise don’t play nicely in the freezing and thawing process.

The good news is that this recipe will keep fresh and fabulous for 3-4 days in the fridge, which is plenty of time to enjoy it!

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The Best Keto Egg Salad

Everyone might claim to have the BEST Keto Egg Salad, but give this one a try and see if you don't agree!
Course Keto Lunches, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword cucumber salad, egg salad, eggs, lunch
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 155kcal
Author Chef Jenn


  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/8 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp green onion chopped


  • To cook the eggs, place the eggs in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, leaving the pot on the hot burner, and put a lid on it for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, run the eggs under cold water and peel them.
  • Chop the eggs and mix with the remaining ingredients. Enjoy!


Gas stovetops may need to add an extra minute or two of cooking time.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 252mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 91mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 489IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbohydrates: 1g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

about jenn

Hi, I’m Jenn!

I’m a cookbook author (Keto Soup Cookbook and Keto Diabetic Cookbook and Meal Plan) as well as a retired chef, recipe developer, and writer of this blog (that’s a lot of hats!). I embarked on a journey to create foodie-worthy Keto-friendly meals that any home cook can be proud of! No matter if you’re low-carb, no-carb, dirty, or strict Keto, there are recipes in Keto Cooking Wins for you and your family. Read more...

10 thoughts on “The Best Keto Egg Salad”

  1. Love egg salad and this looks incredible! This one looks so creamy and delicious.

  2. 5 stars
    This egg salad is amazing! I added one of my favorites – ground mustard. Never thought about using lemon before. Great addition.


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