Low-Carb Egg Salad in Pita with Green Olives, Green Onions, and Dijon
I loved this version of egg salad in pita with green olives and Dijon, and I make this with low-carb pita for a healthy lunch! It’s also low-glycemic, meatless, and South Beach Diet friendly. Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.
This recipe idea for Low-Carb Egg Salad in Pita with Green Olives, Green Onions, and Dijon is something that popped into my head one day when I wanted something quick to eat. I loved the combination of green olives in egg salad so much, I made it again a few days later and took some photos.
I ate my egg salad with green olives inside My Favorite Low-Carb Pita Bread for a quick lunch option, but you could also eat the egg salad in lettuce wraps for a delicious idea that would also be Keto. I also tried using the green olives in the filling for deviled eggs; that post will be coming.
Of course this won’t work as a Meatless Monday option for vegans, but for others this is a good option for a meatless lunch or light dinner. I used fat-free Greek yogurt with mayo to make the egg mixture, but use all mayo if you prefer.
Use one of my Three Easy Methods for Perfect Hard-Cooked Eggs to make the eggs. While the eggs are cooking, mix together the Greek yogurt, mayo, and Dijon so it’s well-combined. When the boiled eggs have cooled, peel the eggs and chop them into pieces, then mix in the mustard mixture. Finely chop the green olives and thinly slice the green onions. Mix green onions and green olives into the egg salad mixture. Thinly slice lettuce, and then spread the egg salad on to one side of the pita and stuff in a few tablespoons of lettuce. (Blogger fail; forgot to take a photo of the process of filling the pita halves!)
I make this tasty Low-Carb Egg Salad in Pita with Green Olives, Green Onions, and Dijon with Joseph’s Low-Carb Pita Bread, which I order online since it’s not sold in Utah.
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Jalapeno Egg Saladfrom Homesick Texan
Egg Salad and Cheese Quesadillas for Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Creamy Egg Salad with Capersfrom Aggies Kitchen
Sriracha Deviled Eggs plus Ten More Ideas for Deviled Eggs from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Egg Salad in Pita with Green Olives, Green Onions, and Dijon
I love this version of egg salad in pita with green olives and Dijon, made with low-carb pita for a healthy lunch!
- 4 eggs (eggs that are not too fresh will make better boiled eggs)
- 2 T Greek Yogurt
- 1 T mayo
- 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 2 T thinly-sliced green onion
- 6-8 green olives, finely chopped
- salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste
- 2 romaine lettuce leaves, thinly sliced
- 2 whole wheat pitas, cut in half (see notes)
- Cook eggs according to directions for How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs.
- Let eggs cool, then peel and chop the eggs and put them into a small bowl.
- While eggs cook, mix together the fat-free Greek yogurt, mayo, and Dijon. Thinly slice green onions and chop the green olives.
- Mix mustard mixture into the chopped eggs and then mix in the sliced green onion and chopped olives.
- Cut the pita bread in half and separate the inside edge so it can be filled.
- Spread 1/4 the egg mixture on to the bottom side of each pita half and stuff 1/4 the sliced lettuce on top of it.
- Serve right away.
I’d use My Favorite Low-Carb Pita Bread for this recipe.
This recipe created by Kalyn.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Eggs are a great low-glycemic or low-carb food, and when made with whole wheat or low-carb pita bread and using the fat-free Greek yogurt to reduce saturated fat, this is a great lunch or light dinner option for phase 2 or 3 of the South Beach Diet. If you use the low-carb pita bread that I use, it might work for other low-carb eating plans, although other low-carb plans would probably prefer more mayo and less Greek yogurt.
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