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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.

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Egg Salad in Pita with Green Olives, Green Onions, and Dijon found on KalynsKitchen.com

This recipe idea for 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 Joseph’s Low-Carb Pita for a quick lunch option, but you could also use it spread on whole wheat bread with lettuce for a more traditional egg salad sandwich, or eat in lettuce wraps for a delicious low-carb idea. 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 mostly fat-free Greek yogurt with just a little mayo to make the egg mixture, but use more mayo if you prefer.

Egg Salad in Pita with Green Olives, Green Onions, and Dijon found on KalynsKitchen.comWhile 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!)

Egg Salad in Pita with Green Olives, Green Onions, and Dijon found on KalynsKitchen.com

I make this tasty 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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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!

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs (eggs that are not too fresh will make better boiled eggs)
  • 2 T fat-free 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 (I use Joseph’s Low-Carb Pita Bread.)

Directions:

  1. Cook eggs according to directions for How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs.
  2. Let eggs cool, then peel and chop the eggs and put them into a small bowl.
  3. While eggs cook, mix together the fat-free Greek yogurt, mayo, and Dijon. Thinly slice green onions and chop the green olives.
  4. Mix mustard mixture into the chopped eggs and then mix in the sliced green onion and chopped olives.
  5. Cut the pita bread in half and separate the inside edge so it can be filled.
  6. 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.
  7. Serve right away.

This recipe created by Kalyn.

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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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19 comments on “Egg Salad in Pita with Green Olives, Green Onions, and Dijon”

  1. I love egg salad but I've never stuffed it into an easy-to-carry pita pocket. Looks great!

  2. I'm not really a huge fan of mayo so I've never really been able to get my tastebuds around egg salad…this one sounds delicious though! The olives must add some great briny flavor.

  3. Oh Kalyn, you've probably had this calorie count icon up forever right? I just saw it. Thanks. Great tool.

  4. Great lunch idea!

  5. Pita sandwiches are a weakness of mine! Love it!

  6. New reader here! Hi! I really like this recipe because the idea of olives plus dijon and eggs makes me have happy thoughts of anticipation. Can't wait to try it. -azita

  7. Thanks everyone, so glad people are liking this.

    Nancy, I only started adding the Calorie Count link a few weeks ago; planning to gradually add it to all my posts but that will take a while!

  8. I've always been an egg salad addict (since childhood) – but never thought of combining with another of my favorites, green olives. I've got everything in the house to try this – the pictures are making my mouth water!

  9. Thanks TW; really hope you enjoy it!

  10. I am an egg salad addict, too – since the '60s – Your version is now on my Must Try List!

  11. Donna, if you like egg salad and green olives, I promise you will love this! P.S. Hope you had a great birthday!

  12. No need to convince me – it's super delicious!
    I love egg-salad and in a pita-bread (which I sometimes make by myself)

  13. everything's better stuffed in a pita! and adding green olives to egg salad in ingenious.

  14. Thanks Winnie and Jo. I really loved this!

  15. I picked up a big container of plain Greek yogurt specifically this week to use in place of mayo in egg or tuna salad, great idea to mix with dijon…I am LOVING the green olives in this, adds the perfect zip! Belated thank you for the linky love! Hope you had a nice weekend!

  16. I don't know if your local store carries Joseph's pita bread, but they contain flax, oat bran, and whole wheat. They are cholesterol free and are very low in carbs! We love them.

  17. Oh yes, I'm a huge fan of Joseph's Pita; even wrote a post about them. No stores carry them here, but I order from Amazon.com!

  18. Hey folks, our Walmart carries the Josephs Pita & Lavosh (great for rolled sandwiches) in their bakery section. Occasionally it migrates towards the deli, but it is stocked by the bakery dept. They bring the product in frozen, so it stays fresh . It really is great.

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