Egg Feta Salad

Egg Feta Salad

This Egg Feta Salad is a delicious and creamy salad recipe made with only a few simple ingredients. And most importantly, it is creamy without being loaded with mayo. Lighter and healthier version for your summer gatherings!

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Egg Feta Salad

Hello everyone – how are you doing? Hopefully you had a nice weekend, and you are ready for a new week. Or at least a new recipe.

Who loves a good egg salad, please raise you hand(s)? I definitely do. But I am not a fan of an egg, potato, or pasta salad dressed in TONS of a mayo dressing. Yuk! I always prefer to taste and distinguish the salad’s ingredients – not the mayo. Thank you so much. And trust me, an egg salad can be ultra creamy and delicious without those extra calories and fats (Save them for ice cream instead).

You can see what I am talking about by checking this Egg Chive Salad or this Potato Egg Prosciutto Salad.

The secret of creaminess is soft-boiled eggs with set yet extra creamy egg yolk. Combined with some other condiments like mayo, yogurt or mustard, it basically turns into a dressing. Clever, right? Usually, I boil eggs for 7 to 8 minutes to archive this result.

Hard-Boiled Eggs with Creamy Yolk

On the side note, the second “yucky” thing to me is horribly overcooked eggs. You know, when you boil them way longer than 10 minutes, they can even get a blue-ish hues. Yeah, I’ve seen some recipes suggesting to boil eggs for 12 minutes and longer. Nonsense!

However, in this recipe I am offering you to try something new. Sometimes it can be helpful (or fun!) to scroll the comment section under YouTube comment section. That was the situation. An unknown user recommended to boil an egg just for just two minutes, then turn the heat off, and leave the eggs, covered, for 6 to 7 minutes, depending on the desired doneness. Then cool under the running water, as you would normally do.

I was so intrigues that I could not wait to try this method. And it worked marvelously. Creamy, dreamy yet nicely set egg. Thank you so much to that YouTube user; I am definitely going to use this method from now on.

Egg Feta Salad

As for the flavour, it’s super simple. Eggs, chives, and yogurt sauce with the addition of feta. Feta makes plain yogurt well seasoned, so no need for the mayo. That’s a win-win, right?

I hope you like this Egg Feta Salad, as well as the suggested method to boil the eggs. If you try it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.

Cheers!

Egg Feta Salad
Egg Feta Salad

Egg Feta Salad

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Salads
Servings

2-8

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

This Egg Feta Salad is a delicious and creamy salad recipe made with only a few simple ingredients. And most importantly, it is creamy without being loaded with mayo. Lighter and healthier version for your summer gatherings!

Ingredients

  • 7-9 eggs

  • 1/4 cup finely minced chives

  • black pepper, to taste

  • about 1/4 cup of plain yogurt or sour cream

  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup feta, crumbled

  • 1-2 chive blossoms, optional

Directions

  • Fill a medium pot with water and bring to a boil, high heat.
  • Carefully lower the eggs into the pot one at a time, using a spoon or strainer. Boil for exactly 2 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat. Cover and let the eggs seat in the hot water for between 6 to 8 minutes (6 minutes for set but super creamy, 8 minutes for mostly set with firm but soft egg yolk.)
  • Take the eggs out from the water and place them in the cold water, either filled container or running. Let them sit until they are cool enough to peel. Peel and roughly chop.
  • In a small bowl combine the yogurt (sour cream) with feta and a good pinch of black pepper. Using an immersion blender, blend until smoother and creamier.
  • Combine the chopped eggs, chives, and the sauce. Stir to combine. Try and add more pepper or even salt if necessary. Sprinkle with the chive blossoms if desired.
  • Serves 2-3 as the main course or 6-8 as a side dish.

24 thoughts on “Egg Feta Salad

  1. David @ Spiced says:

    What a fun idea for keeping this egg salad creamy without mayo. I mean I do love Duke’s mayo (it’s a Southern US staple!), but even then I still want it in moderation. I need to try this method out. And the egg salad itself sounds fantastic with Greek yogurt and feta!!
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  2. Marissa says:

    Raising my hand as a lover of egg salad and seconding that many of them are ruined by too much mayo – not a fan of goopy salads. Feta is a genius addition, Ben! Just the right amount of creamy and tangy. Can’t wait to try this!

  3. Madalaine says:

    Hi Ben! Your beautiful photography never fails to pull me in and your recipes keep me coming back again and again. ? I love your tip about using an extra yolk to make this egg salad super creamy and rich. Love it! I’m so doing it!

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