Sunday, July 31, 2016

Trader Joe’s Spicy Ranchero Egg White Salad Knock-off Recipe

Eggs are inexpensive in my area. I picked up three dozen for 1.99.  Great price huh?

I'm not baking much this summer but I do love fried eggs whites for breakfast and  Gabe loves Snowteapots Egg Salad. I wanted to make a healthy salad and saw this recipe from 
My Foray into food Storage and adapted  it.


9 extra large hard boiled eggs

cilantro, to taste (I used 1/2 tsp. dried)

jalapeno pepper ( used 1 small red and 1 small green jalapeno)

 1 large red bell pepper

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon salt 

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon  onion powder 

2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon pickle juice ( my grandmother would always add the juice from a pickle jar, add if desired)

 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice ( or to taste)


Boil the eggs, then peel. 

 Cut eggs in half, remove yolks, then chop whites. Set yolks aside for another use.

  In a small mixing bowl  add chopped  jalapeno, red bell pepper, and cilantro. Add egg whites.  Stir gently to combine. 

  In a separate bowl, mix together lemon juice, pickle juice, Greek yogurt and spices. 

 Gently fold into the egg white mixture.

 Chill for at least 2 hours,  serve.


  1. I am not an egg eater. I won't be using this recipe, but I did buy all the ingredients today for the recipe you posted yesterday. I am going to make only half the recipe, but I know I will be making it again and again.

    1. I knew you wouldn't care for this one but hoped you would like the Black Bean casserole.

  2. I've never tried egg salad before! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. The price of eggs are to high for our area also. We buy them when they have a special. Larry goes and gets about 5 dozen. He is a big bteakfast eater. What do you do with your yolks. With eggs costing so much I can't see just tossing them. I would like to try this salad.Thank you Linda..

    1. I don't know how much they cost in Florida but as long as we are in NY I'll be making this!

  4. I love Snowteapot's egg salad too...that's my go to favorite. The egg prices finally came down here too. They had a super sale a few weeks ago-a carton of 18 eggs for 99 cents....I stocked up! I do love egg salad...and we have eggs on the weekend too.

    1. Gabe loves snowteapots egg salad. Good thing I got the recipe off before the board folded!!!

  5. Oh what a great recipe. I think My Cowboy would like that. I'll try. We got eggs on sale too.

    1. Hi Grantham,

      I wanted to thank you for following me! Really appreciate it.

      Hope your cowboy like this.

  6. This looks so good Linda. with the weather being so hot it's nice to have an alternative go to salad. I like pickle juice too.

    1. I've been thinking of you! Hope you like this one.

  7. Looks delicious Linda! I want to try it soon. Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Don't forget to comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

  8. Looks delicious! Thanks for linking up to the Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesday - I can't wait to see what you create next week!

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    1. Linda- from TOH? HI!!!!

      Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again.

      There is one of your recipes on the blog.


  10. I've never had an egg salad made just with egg whites. What a light and tasty idea! Thank you for sharing this recipe with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop, Linda.

  11. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday, #WonderfulWednesdy or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don't forget to Comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!