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French-Inspired Egg Salad Sandwiches

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield and Barlean’s. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Fresh tarragon, cornichons, and dijon enhance the flavor of this totally mayo-free take on egg salad.

French-Inspired Egg Salad Sandwiches

There’s just something about the warmer weather that makes me crave egg salad. My husband makes a fantastic egg salad every time we go to the beach. It’s a tradition that started with his grandparents when he was a kid.

We bring it in a big container in the cooler with a loaf of bread and lots of fresh fruit and veggies to go alongside. It always hits the spot, and our son loves it, too.

French-Inspired Egg Salad Sandwiches

But I was craving something a little lighter than a mayo-laden egg salad for lunch recently, and I knew that Stonyfield Greek yogurt was the way to go.

I love that it adds tanginess and creaminess without any additional fat. Sometimes I feel like I still need a little mayo mixed in when I substitute Greek yogurt, but it works out perfectly in dishes like this.

French-Inspired Egg Salad Sandwiches

I also added a nutritional boost to this egg salad by including Barlean’s Forti-Flax.

I’ve used flaxseed in smoothies and granola for a long time now, but I always bought whole seeds and ground them as I used them since they lose a lot of their nutrients once they’re ground.

Barlean’s uses a gentle cold-milling process that brings out the essential Omega-3 fatty acids without damaging them or altering its natural light, nutty flavor.

It also packs fiber, all 10 amino acids, vitamins and trace mineral and phytonutrients including lignans. Talk about a nutritional powerhouse!

Overhead view of French-Inspired Egg Salad Sandwiches.

I loved the mild flavor that the Forti-Flax added, and it didn’t change the texture of the egg salad at all.

I served this on toasted multigrain bread, but feel free to use your favorite bread or even serve it over salad greens or even inside Bibb lettuce cups.

The mild spiciness of sliced radishes and some fresh pea shoots were the perfect garnishes for these sandwiches. I ate them for lunch several days in a row – it kept really well in the fridge!

French-Inspired Egg Salad Sandwiches

I’m looking forward to bringing some of this fancied up egg salad on our next beach trip. Maybe this will be the new family tradition!

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Overhead view of French-Inspired Egg Salad Sandwiches.

French-Inspired Egg Salad Sandwiches

  • Author: Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen - Ashley Covelli
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Sandwiches 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: French


Fresh tarragon, cornichons and dijon enhance the flavor of this totally mayo-free take on egg salad.


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For Egg Salad:

  • 6 large hard boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used Stonyfield 0% Fat)
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground flaxseed (I used Barlean’s Forti-Flax)
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pinch of ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cornichons

For Sandwiches:

  • Toasted bread
  • Thinly sliced radishes
  • Pea shoots


  1. Peel hard boiled eggs. In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt, vinegar, flax, dijon, tarragon, salt and pepper. Add cornichons and stir to combine. Place hard boiled eggs on top and mash with a potato masher or fork until well combined.
  2. Serve egg salad on top of your favorite toasted bread with thinly sliced radishes and pea shoots on top.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 200
  • Sugar: 2.6 g
  • Sodium: 330.8 mg
  • Fat: 9.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.5 g
  • Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 13.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 280.3 mg

Keywords: hard boiled eggs, egg salad, mayo free egg salad

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Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.


  • Heather @FrenchPress

    i love that you used yogurt to replace the mayo – and I always feel adding flax makes any dish instantly healthier – delicious!!

  • Ellyn Salkin

    This sounds yummy. I’ve replaced 3/4 of mayo in chicken salad and love it but have never thought about it for egg salad..can’t wait to try this!

  • Tony @ Simple Awesome Cooking

    When radish season comes around and I have hundreds of them again in the vegetable drawer, it’s great to know they’ll be a great topping on Egg Salad Sandwiches!

  • Nutmeg Nanny

    A few years ago I discovered my true love for radishes on my sandwiches and have never looked back. This looks so lovely!

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