Best Ever Egg Mayo Salad (Keto)

Who doesn’t love a simple egg mayo salad? Here I simply added finely chopped gherkins (or cornichons) which add a little texture and acidity. I topped the whole lot with crispy bacon and enjoyed this as a side salad at our BBQ. I used my own homemade mayonnaise recipe as I steer clear of the store-bought variety (which usually contains vegetable oil which I avoid like the plague). Enjoy!

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Carbs 1.4g | Fat 27g | Protein 18g
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Best Ever Egg Mayo Salad (Keto)

Deliciously creamy and crunchy, this egg salad is made using keto mayonnaise and finely chopped gherkins (which offer the perfect acidity). The whole lot is topped with crispy bacon. Obviously...
Course Light Meals, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine General
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 as a side salad

Per serving

Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.4g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 27g


  • 100 g (3.5 oz) streaky smoked bacon, chopped small
  • 6 free-range eggs
  • 60 g (2.1 oz) pickled gherkins (or cornichons), very finely chopped
  • 200 g (7 oz) iceberg lettuce, finely sliced
  • generous handful parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt
  • 55 g (1.9 oz) Keto Mayonnaise, Fats of Life recipe
  • a little juice from gherkin jar, (only if needed)
  • sea salt flakes
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Fry the bacon pieces over moderate heat until they are safely cooked through, approximately 2 minutes.
  • Increase the heat and cook for an additional minute until they are crispy. Remove the pieces and place onto a plate lined with kitchen paper to absorb excess grease. This will also ensure they stay super crispy.
  • In the meantime, boil the eggs (approx 10-12 minutes to hard-boil), then remove and leave to cool completely in a bowl of cold water. Dice the gherkins (or cornichons, if using) to very, very small dice. This is best done with a very sharp paring knife.
  • Place the shredded lettuce and chopped parsley in a bowl. Drizzle in the olive oil and season with salt. Toss well to lightly coat the lettuce.
  • Peel and chop the eggs and place into a bowl. Add the finely diced gherkins and Keto Mayonnaise. Combine well.
  • Taste the mixture and adjust the acidity. (This will depend on what kind of mayonnaise you chose to use.) I added two teaspoons of the pickling juice from the gherkin jar to adjust the acidity, but that step is optional.
  • Serve the egg mayo mixture over the lettuce and season with salt flakes (if needed) and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Top with the crispy bacon bits and enjoy!

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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                        318Kcal / 1331kJ
Fat                                27g
Carbohydrates             1.4g
Protein                          18g

Mustard (found in the mayo; may be found in some pickled gherkins - check label)
Celery (may be found in some brands of pickled gherkins - check label)

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