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Creamy Egg Salad With Cottage Cheese

This quick and easy Egg Salad with Cottage Cheese is both fresh and creamy without heavy mayo. Whether you want to make a classic egg sandwich or wrap for an easy lunch or make this recipe as a versatile side dish, this protein-packed alternative to traditional egg salad is sure to become a new favorite – not just around Easter!

Egg salad in a bowl on a wooden board next to eggs and a green napkin.
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Why you’ll love this egg salad recipe

I came up with this easy recipe last Easter when we were eating through stacks of leftover colored eggs from Easter. I made a larger batch and simply added it to to breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

Quick and easy: Whip up this salad in 10 minutes, using 7 simple ingredients.

Extra protein: With the addition of cottage cheese, this egg salad boosts your protein intake.

Fresh and creamy: The cottage cheese gives this egg salad a creamy texture without the need for a heavy mayo.


Ingredients to make egg salad.
  • Eggs: You’ll need 2 hard boiled eggs – peeled.
  • Cottage cheese: I use full-fat cottage cheese but you can also opt for a lighter version. Alternatively, you can substitute parts with Greek yogurt or sour cream if needed.
  • Mustard: Dijon mustard gives a slight spicy kick but you can also choose wholegrain or yellow mustard.
  • Fresh herbs: I use fresh chives but fresh dill or fresh parsley are great options too.
  • Lemon: Lemon juice adds a slightly tart flavor.
  • Seasonings: Salt and black pepper to taste. 


  1. Spice it up: A pinch of cayenne pepper or a dash of siracha sauce adds some heat.
  2. Extra fresh veggies: Include finely chopped green onions, celery stalks, or red onion for extra nutrients.
  3. Pickles: Add finely chopped dill pickles, pickle relish, or capers for a tangy twist.

How to make egg salad with cottage cheese

Steps 1-2 to make egg salad.
  1. Mash the boiled eggs with a fork until you have the preferred consistency.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and combine them. Season to taste.


Make classic egg salad sandwiches with whole-grain bread or use it as a filling for an egg salad pita.

Use as a filling for an egg salad tortilla wrap or lettuce wrap for a low-carb meal option.

Serve this egg salad as a creamy side dish with jacked potatoes, baked salmon, or as a creamy dip for fresh flatbread such as my Turkish bread.

Egg salad wrap on parchment paper.


Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Absolutely! Store the egg salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Can I make this recipe with egg whites only?

Yes, you can remove the yolks from the boiled eggs if you prefer an egg white-only salad.

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Egg salad in a bowl on a wooden board next to eggs and a green napkin.

Creamy Egg Salad With Cottage Cheese

Caro Jensen
Fresh and creamy egg salad with cottage cheese—no heavy mayo needed. Perfect for sandwiches, wraps, or as a protein-rich side.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 116 kcal


  • 2 eggs boiled
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp fresh chives
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 ground black pepper


  • In a medium bowl, add the peeled hard boiled eggs. Mash them with the back of a fork until you have the preferred consistency. 
    2 eggs
  • Add cottage cheese, Dijon mustard, chives, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.
    1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard, 1 tsp lemon juice, 2 tsp fresh chives, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 ground black pepper
  • Taste the salad and season further if needed.


Enjoy as fresh egg salad sandwiches on whole-grain bread, in pita pockets, or as tortilla and lettuce wraps.


Calories: 116kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 11gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 173mgSodium: 532mgPotassium: 124mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 356IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 1mg
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