Why You Should Try Adding Tzatziki To Your Egg Salad

Given that egg salad is basically chopped-up, hard-boiled eggs and mayonnaise mixed together, it's a really easy recipe to get creative with. You can add avocado, experiment with different spices, or simply swap regular mayo for Kewpie mayo. If you're looking for an even bolder approach to upgrading your egg salad, consider removing the mayonnaise altogether and adding tzatziki instead.

According to food blogger Olive and Mango, the yogurt-based sauce works well because it contains all the textural components of a traditional egg salad, but with a different flavor profile. The Greek yogurt maintains the same creaminess that mayonnaise would, and the chopped cucumber provides the crunch that you normally get from the celery. Tzatziki, however, is also wonderfully seasoned with fresh dill, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and therefore packs in a lot more flavor compared to plain mayonnaise. It makes for a much lighter egg salad too.

Greek yogurt is already great mayonnaise substitute

Mayonnaise may be one of the main ingredients in egg salad, but that doesn't mean substituting it for something else will ruin an otherwise delicious sandwich spread. According to a recipe Rocco DiSpirito shared with The Rachael Ray Show, Greek yogurt alone functions as a mayonnaise alternative. With some vinegar, cornstarch, mustard, salt, and sweetener, you can even mimic the taste of it. Since tzatziki is Greek yogurt plus a few extra ingredients and seasonings, it works just as well as a mayonnaise substitute in any egg salad.

For best results, Cabot Cheese recommends a half cup of tzatziki per six hard-boiled eggs, but as Livestrong explains, Greek yogurt and mayonnaise can be swapped at a perfect one-to-one ratio, so you can use any egg salad recipe without tweaking the other ingredients. Just replace the mayonnaise with tzatziki and you can transform any egg salad.