I’m not sure why I don’t make egg salad more often.
and I say that every time Easter rolls around… Maybe I overdosed on it as a kid or had a bad experience that keeps it from returning as an option. I really don’t know.
My husband just told me about the egg salad his mom use to make. Main ingredients – potatoes, white onions and dill pickles. Apparently in college he made a bowl the size of our coffee table for him and his three roommates. It was gone in two days. I don’t know how I ever missed this, but he’s now tasked to sharing the family recipe with me. If you aren’t all egg’d out, maybe I’ll have him share it with you in a few months, but only if it’s okay with my mother-in-law.
I’m embarrassed to admit that hard boiling some eggs was the only Easter related thing we did all weekend. Well, my parents did send us a fun bag full of goodies, which we’ve demolished. So there, that’s two things.
If we had family or friends nearby, I’m sure we’d be a little more festive. Since it’s just us, we chose to spend what could have been “Easter basket” money on fro-yo. It was perfect.
One of my favorite items to buy at the farmers market are fresh eggs. The variety of natural colors win me over every time.
Now onto the egg salad. This is a very simple an rather healthy, egg salad recipe. The addition of the dill and celery make it light and refreshing. You really don’t need much for this, just a few ingredients and you’ve got yourself a delicious meal.
I’m already looking forward to my lunches this next week. I planned ahead and doubled the batch.
For those who don’t have a million hard boiled eggs taking up fridge space and can’t remember how to prepare, here’s an easy step-by-step for How to Hard-Boil an Egg.
A few years back, I bought my husband an egg cooker. It’s totally lazy, but it was when I worked a million hours [in an office] and he was on a super clean eating kick. For some reason, I still use it…
How do you like your eggs? Do you devil them, season with salt + pepper or make your version of an egg salad? Would love to hear what your favorites are!
Hope everyone had a lovely weekend & happy Market Monday!
ps. Happy birthday, Dad – I love you more than you know!
Open-face Egg Salad Sandwich
- 5 hard boiled eggs + 1 hard boiled egg white
- 1 1/2 tablespoons veganaise – or mayonnaise of choice
- 1 tablespoon mustard – dijon or regular
- 3/4 cup celery, thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped
- salt + pepper, to taste
- 4-5 slices gluten-free bread – or bread of choice
Peel and dice your hard boiled eggs, then place them into a large bowl. Add veganaise and mustard and mix together until well combined.
Add in celery and fresh dill, mix in with a fork – to avoid over mashing. Season with salt + pepper to taste. Top egg salad over bread, a heaping 1/2 cup or so.
Enjoy immediately or store and refrigerate, without bread.
Makes about 4-5 open faced sandwiches
April 8 2012