Everything’s better when it’s loaded! This Paleo loaded egg salad recipe is so good you don’t even need bread!
What’s in a Loaded Egg Salad?
Sounds intriguing, right? After all, egg salad is a pretty simple concoction. Hard boiled eggs, meet mayo. Done.
While you can’t go wrong with a classic, there is something to be said for extras.
For color, I added bright red cherry tomatoes. Those little guys really pop out in the muted yellow egg mix.
Salt and pepper season the salad. You can add this to taste.
But the piece de resistance is bacon. Crispy fresh bacon adds that salty, savory flair to your most ordinary eggs.
Think about it – it’s bacon and eggs! The most classic of breakfast combos. When you think about it, adding bacon to egg salad is long overdue.
Make the Best of Mayo
In its essence, mayonnaise is already Paleo. It’s just oil, egg yolks, and vinegar or lemon juice. Salad dressing, on the other hand, would not contain the egg yolks.
The potentially tricky part of mayonnaise is that the store-bought stuff can contain ingredients that aren’t Paleo.
The oil tends to be the biggest issue. Many brands use soybean oil, which is one of the ones to avoid. Olive oil or coconut oil would be better choices.
The other big issue with off-the-shelf mayo is that it often contains added sugar. It may not be much, but it doesn’t need any at all.
The popularity of Paleo has given rise to more choices, and you may well be able to find name-brand options that fit the bill. Specifically Paleo mayos can be purchased online, or you can make it yourself.
This DIY Paleo mayo gives you a full cup in just about 15 minutes. It’s a great option for egg salad.
In a medium saucepan, boil the eggs for approximately 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the boiling water and rinse the eggs under cold water. Peel and chop the eggs.
Combine the chopped eggs and the Paleo mayo in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, cook the bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Please equal amounts of the lettuce leaves and arugula in 2 bowls. Add equal amounts of the creamy egg salad and halved cherry tomatoes to each bowl. Garnish each bowl with the crispy bacon and chopped fresh chives.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.