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Loaded Egg Salad

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Lexi


  • 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: 6g | Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.7g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 19.4g | Saturated Fat: 4.3g | Cholesterol: 231mg | Sodium: 400mg | Fiber: 3.4g | Sugar: 3g