It is time to indulge in one of the favorite foods for decorating Easter Eggs–hard boiled eggs. As can happen, recent studies have reversed our opinion about eggs. The study shows eggs do not cause a rise in blood cholesterol levels. They are no longer considered a forbidden food. Let’s celebrate this news with some egg salad!
We are a family that loves decorating Easter eggs. Nothing terribly fancy, we just use colored crayons and Paas egg dyes. When the kids were much smaller we did dozens of eggs around Easter because we were the ones that had the family Easter gathering and annual egg hunt. We may not have the gathering or egg hunt anymore but we still love decorating those eggs!
But what to do with the leftover eggs? They are, of course, delicious as is. A hard boiled egg makes a great snack. But they are also delicious as an egg salad. I love egg salad. But I am picky about the dressing. Often there is too much mayonnaise so it is too “gloopy”. I like a dryer dressing. Here is the recipe I have developed and that can be scaled depending on how many people are going to be eating it.
Healthy Egg Salad
- 2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup finely diced celery
- 1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/8 teaspoon California garlic powder
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix. Makes 1 serving. Calories per serving 232.
This is a great recipe as a salad on a bed of lettuce or made into a sandwich, a toasted English muffin adds an additional 100 calories. Egg salad is easy and cheap to do. It can even become part of your Easter tradition, as it has become ours. And now with the good health news about eggs, you can whip up a batch of egg salad regularly to make for easy meal making anytime.
Enjoy! And Live Vibrant!