Archive | September, 2013

Skinny Egg Salad with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

24 Sep

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serves 2


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 spring onion
  • 2-3 white button mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of mayo
  • 1 tbsp of oil
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of pepper
  • 1 tsp of smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp of sriracha (optional – add it if you like it extra spicy!)


The Eggs:

  1. Put 3 eggs in a medium-sized pot and fill the pot up with cold water until the eggs are completely covered. Put the lid on and turn on the heat.
  2. Once the water starts to boil, reduce the heat down to a simmer and let it simmer for 5 minutes
  3. After the 5 minutes, turn off the heat and let the eggs sit in the water for 5 minutes.
  4. After the next 5 minutes are up, run the eggs under super cold water for 2 minutes or let it sit in an ice bath for 1 minute.
  5. Peel the eggs and put them in a medium sized bowl. Add the salt, pepper, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes, and sriracha (optional).
  6. Start to mash your eggs with a fork.
  7. Once it is finely mashed, egg your mayo and mix.
Mashed eggs with seasonings

Mashed eggs with seasonings

The Vegetables:

  1. While the eggs are simmering, start to dice up your onion, scallion, and mushrooms.
  2. Heat a medium size pan with 1 tbsp of oil and start caramelizing your onions and scallions. After 5 minutes, add your chopped up mushrooms. Cook your vegetables for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat from your pan and let the vegetables cool down to room temperature.
Caramelized onions and mushrooms

Caramelized onions and mushrooms

Finally add the vegetables to your egg salad and mix! The sautéed vegetables will add extra moisture to your egg salad so you will not have to add so much mayo. Cover the egg salad with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge or eat it right away!

Egg salad with caramelized onions and mushrooms

Egg salad with caramelized onions and mushrooms

I like to eat it with a toasted bagel for lunch or you could eat it with toasted crackers like a dip!