Looking for a quick and simple dish? This Protein Packed Egg Salad with Salmon fits the bill! Learn how easy it is to make and grab the recipe!

Protein Packed Egg Salad with Salmon | Burpees for Breakfast

Protein Packed Egg Salad with Salmon

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Eggland’s Best and Fit Approach. I did receive compensation. As always, all opinions are my own.

So, there are a few things you should know about me if you don’t already:

  • I love eggs. I have them nearly every single morning for breakfast.
  • I love salmon. Grilled, steamed, raw (hello, sushi) and smoked.
  • I love super simple meals, that require only a few ingredients and come together in no time – WHILE STILL nourishing my body.

This recipe checks off all three boxes!

A few weeks ago during Sunday food prep, I was trying to figure out what to take for lunch for my work week. Normally, I’ll do a canned salmon salad and make an avocado cream sauce with avocado + coconut milk. Turns out, I had nothing to make my usual. I did find eggs and leftover smoked salmon in the fridge. I needed something to make a ‘sauce’ and I found a bottle of yellow mustard that I thought would do the trick.

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Like most of my dishes that turn out wonderful, I tossed everything in a bowl, hoping for the best. When I gave a bite to the Husband to try, he asked for the protein packed egg salad for his lunch, instead of the wraps I’d already made him! I knew it was an instant winner.

Protein Packed Egg Salad with Salmon | Burpees for Breakfast

If given the choice of hard boiled eggs and soft boiled, I’d choose soft 95% of the time. My grandma is German, affectionately called Omi, and growing up, we’d always had hard boiled eggs for breakfast. A warm egg would be placed in a holder and I’d use a tiny spoon to crack the circumference to remove the shell. I’d sprinkle with salt and enjoy.

Since I prefer soft boiled these days, I hoped that the yolk would help create a ‘sauce’ for the salad. And it worked!

The beauty of this protein packed egg salad – other than the fact it’s super simple and quick – is that you can have it for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or even post workout. Enjoy it by itself or add to the top of an English Muffin, slice of sweet potato toast or add to a lettuce cup!

Protein Packed Egg Salad with Salmon | Burpees for BreakfastSo, let’s chat nutrition for a hot minute. Smoked salmon has 16 – 20g of protein, depending on how much you add. Another 18g of protein is added thanks to Eggland’s Best Eggs. Now, you can certainly pick up any eggs you find in the grocery store, but Eggland’s Best are special. They’ve got 10x more Vitamin E, 5x more Vitamin D, 25% less saturated fat, 38% more lutein and more than double the omega-3s of other eggs. Remember how important healthy fats are for you?!

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If you want to enjoy this protein packed egg salad post workout, I’d recommend enjoying it with an English Muffin or on a slice of sweet potato toast. If you are looking for something more low carb, opt for the lettuce cup. If I was making this for brunch, I’d serve on an English Muffin, or slice of toast – sweet potato or sourdough. And naturally, it should be topped with avocado!

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Protein Packed Egg Salad with Salmon

Ingredients

  • 3 Eggland’s Best Eggs, soft boiled
  • 4 – 6 slices smoked salmon
  • 1 – 2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
  • Chili powder or Sriracha to taste

Directions

  1. To soft boil the eggs, place water in a small pot and place over high heat. Once the water boils, add eggs and cover with lid. Cook, covered, for 7 – 8 minutes*. When eggs are done, run under cold water and let sit in an ice bath for up to 5 minutes.
    1. *If you prefer hard boiled eggs, cook 9 – 10 minutes and increase mustard to 3 – 4 TBSP.
  2. While eggs are cooking, chop or slice salmon and add to a large bowl.
  3. After 5 minutes, peel eggs and place in a large bowl with salmon. Using a fork, mash eggs into chunks. Yolks should be soft.
  4. Add yellow mustard and Sriracha/chili powder to egg and salmon. Mix to combine. If mixture is too dry, add extra mustard.
  5. Serving options include: on a lettuce leaf, a slice of toast (regular or sweet potato), with crackers, topped with avocado
  6. *If you prefer hard boiled eggs, cook 9 – 10 minutes and increase mustard to 3 – 4 TBSP.

Need a quick and easy lunch for the entire week? Double this simple recipe and have a protein packed lunch all week!

PIN FOR LATER!

Protein Packed Egg Salad with Salmon | Burpees for Breakfast

SO, TELL ME:

What are your easy go-to lunch meal?
Have you tried Eggland’s Best Eggs yet?!

XOXO,
JEN

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