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Loaded Egg Salad with Tuna {Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and low-carb} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Loaded Egg Salad is the perfect make-ahead lunch or addition to any brunch or weekday lunch! Simply mix everything in a bowl and enjoy it all week long in lettuce wraps, on salads, or even on celery sticks as a fun and healthy snack. It’s the perfect keto-friendly meal that is packed with protein and healthy fats!

Healthy Loaded Egg Salad

Loaded Egg Salad

I’ve partnered today with my friends at Genova Seafood to bring you today’s loaded recipe! This egg salad is going to up your lunch game, meal prep game, or BRUNCH game! It’s packed with yellowfin tuna, eggs, veggies, sautéed spinach, caramelized onions, spices, dijon, and good quality mayo!

Loaded Egg Salad with Tuna

You guys! I love my go-to method of steaming hard boiled eggs instead of boiling them, but I tried making them this time in my Instant Pot and it was a total game changer. One of them was even PEELED when we opened the lid. No joke! Crazy awesome.

The BEST Egg Salad ever

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What do you put in your egg salad?

You’ll see we load our egg salad up! We use:

  • Sautéed Spinach
  • Caramelized Onions
  • Tuna
  • Scallions
  • and MORE!

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Loaded Egg Salad

5 from 1 vote
Servings 6
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 8 hardboiled eggs see notes
  • 2 cups spinach sautéed and cooled
  • 1 onion sliced, caramelized, and cooled (see notes)
  • 1 can Genova tuna in olive oil liquid removed
  • 1/4 cup finely diced celery
  • 1/4 cup finely diced scallions more for garnish
  • 1/3 cup good quality mayo more as needed
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika more as garnish
  • 1 head bibb lettuce washed
  • 1 Avocado for garnish


  • Chop eggs and place in a large mixing bowl along with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Using a spatula, mix well. Taste and adjust ingredients as needed.
  • Place in a serving bowl.
  • Carefully remove the leaves from head of lettuce. Place a generous scoop of egg salad into the lettuce and devour. You can top with a sprinkle of paprika, slices of scallion, and avocado!


How to harboil eggs in an Instant Pot: Place 1 cup of water in your pressure cooker and add in a steamer insert. Place one layer of eggs onto the insert. Cover the Instant Pot. Click manual and set for 7 minutes on high pressure. After 7 minutes, release the quick release valve. Open the lid and using tongs place the eggs in a large bowl filled with ice-water. Gently peel off shell and store in the fridge until ready to use.
How to steam hardboil eggs on the stovetop: Place 1-inch of water into a pot lined with a steamer insert. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Add eggs and cook for 11 minutes. Remove eggs and place in a large bowl filled with ice-water. Gently peel off shell and store in the fridge until ready to use.
Caramelized onions: In a skillet heat 1 tablespoon of grass-fed butter with onions. Sauté on medium-low heat until onions begin to caramelize and brown, but not burn. Yields about 1 cup of caramelized onions.


Serving: 6gCalories: 279kcalCarbohydrates: 10.7gProtein: 17gFat: 19.4gSaturated Fat: 4.3gCholesterol: 231mgSodium: 400mgFiber: 3.4gSugar: 3g
Author: Lexi


And if you don’t have an Instant Pot, here’s my other favorite method! 

Want to know something cool?  Genova has started a program called Digital Traceability and it’s pretty awesome. Genova customers simply enter the 10- to 15-digit number located on the bottom of their Yellowfin and Albacore tuna to receive answers to six specific questions:

  1. What is My Tuna? Visitors are given an initial description of their tuna or other seafood species.
  2. Where Was My Tuna Caught? These results include a world map showing the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Area where the tuna or other seafood was caught, and a link to a species-specific stock status report from the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF)
  3. What Fishing Method Was Used? This section includes both the fishing method and vessel size.
  4. What Fishing Vessel Caught My Tuna? This information includes fishing vessel name, nation of registry and fishing trip start and end dates.
  5. Where was My Tuna Processed and Canned? The can code indicates where the seafood was processed and canned, which may not necessarily be where it was caught. The processing method is subject to Genova’s strict compliance requirements andstringent Business Ethics and Labor Code of Conduct.
  6. How Does Genova Support Sustainability?

I love working with companies who are doing their part to show us where our food is coming from!

This post is sponsored by Genova Seafood. All opinions are always my own!

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  1. sounds great! I am gonna make this for worklunch next week. I don’t even have to buy anything for it, I already have everything!!

  2. So I made this receipt as part of my meal prep for my lunches this week. I just took my first bite and it is delicious! This recipe is a keeper!

  3. What would you substitute for the butter to caramelize the onions to make this recipe dairy free too? I really want to try this but can’t have butter. Thanks for posting!

    1. You can use any oil of choice! I like using avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil! Hope you LOVE!

  4. If I make this on a Sunday how many days do you think it will keep stored in normal fridge fashion? Thanks

  5. Fantastic post. This has to be one of the best tuna-egg salads, ever. And your infographic with the eggs is awesome! Kudos for the amazing post.
    Greetings from Athens, Greece
    Mirella and Panos

  6. This is loaded and gorgeous! I LOVE wrapping tuna or egg salad in lettuce cups, but I never thought to pair the two proteins together. Sounds so wonderful 🙂

  7. I love egg salad, and adding tuna would be great! What I liked most about the information was the steaming of the eggs! That is just amazing. I would never have dreamed up doing that on my own? Back in the day, I was boiling them, got side tracked with a baby, and wound up with egg on the ceiling, so I’m all for the steaming method!! Thank so much for sharing!!!

  8. This salad looks delicious. I love that there’s egg and tuna, so much protein, that’s what I need. I like lunch recipes to make ahead so they’re ready to go the next day, so this suits me perfectly. Thanks for sharing.