Having an egg salad sandwich is a good way to eat your veggies. This may not sound like the most exciting way to eat your veggies, but it is a good way to enjoy the goodness that is found in these little gems.
To make the best egg salad, you’ll need to have a few ingredients on hand. A food processor will help speed up the process. This makes it a great way to have an egg salad ready in under 10 minutes. The best part is that you can keep these hard cooked eggs in your fridge to make quick and easy salads in the future.
The best egg salads use a couple of different preparations to get the most flavor out of each yolk. The trick to making this work is to use the right ingredients in the right order. This is especially true of the yolks. For example, you can use fresh herbs in place of celery. If you’re looking to add some zing to your egg salad, try using a bit of olives. This will also add a bit of color to your dish.
In the spirit of the best things in life, you may want to try a few more innovative ways to serve your egg salad. You can make a tasty, low-calorie sandwich in the microwave, and you can even use a microwave to make your own dill based mayonnaise. Another option is to simply mash your own yolks with a fork. Alternatively, you can use a food processor to create the perfect texture.
While the microwave might be the preferred method, you can also use a medium pot to cook the eggs. You’ll want to use cold water and cook the eggs on a medium heat. You’ll also want to make sure to cover them and simmer for about 15 minutes. This allows you to take the opportunity to mix the eggs into the other ingredients while they are cooking. Once your egg salad is ready, you can serve it on top of your favorite bread. You might also want to consider adding some cucumbers or bell peppers for a bit of a kick.
There are many reasons to eat an egg salad, but none are as important as the health benefits. You’ll get a nice burst of vitamin A and vitamin D from the yolks, and the fats and carbohydrates in the whites are good for you, too. For a healthier egg salad, you can use reduced-fat mayonnaise or use whole-wheat bread.
Here is a quick recipe for a homemade egg salad recipe.
- 4 large eggs
- 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp dill relish
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp lemon juice
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- Add the eggs to a saucepot and cover with cool water. Place a lid on the pot and turn the heat on to high. Bring the water up to a full boil. Once it reaches a boil, turn the heat off and let the eggs sit in hot water (lid on) for 12 minutes.
- After 12 minutes in hot water, transfer the eggs to an ice bath or run them under cold water until cool. Peel the eggs, then chop them into ½-inch pieces.
- Add the chopped egg to a bowl along with the mayonnaise, Dijon, relish, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine, mashing some egg yolks into the dressing as you stir.
- Taste the egg salad and adjust the ingredients to your liking. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat.
Basic Nutrition Information
- Serving Size: ¾ cup
- Calories: 295
- Carbohydrates: 3g
- Protein: 13g
- Fat: 25g
- Sodium: 531mg
- Fiber: 1g