All kinds of creamy-tangy-fresh things are happening here with our take on your grandma’s egg salad.
Eggs are a quick, tasty, and an inexpensive source of high-quality protein that come wrapped in their own little package! They’re a complete protein, as they contain all eight essential amino acids—the ones we can’t synthesize in our bodies and must get from a dietary source.
But above and beyond protein, eggs are loaded with other important nutrients like selenium, vitamins B6 and B12, cholesterol (yes, this is needed by the body!), and fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. That’s a lot of goodness in one little shell!
Choosing eggs that are organic, local, and pasture-raised might be a little more expensive, but it’s well worth the money. The nutrient profile of pasture-raised eggs reflects more omega-3 fatty acids, which help to make hormones that regulate blood clotting, contraction, and relaxation of artery walls, and mitigating the inflammatory response.
Partner hard-boiled eggs with a creamy base, some aromatics and herbs, and top your veggies (endive, asparagus, and butter lettuce leaves are all great options) or whole-grain crackers or bread with it. It’s a super snack.
We b-egg you to give this a try!
Not Your Grandma’s Egg Salad
Serves: 2, as a snack
Notes: This recipe can be easily multiplied.
- 2 large eggs, preferably organic, local, and pasture-raised
- 2 Tbsp finely chopped onion
- 1 Tbsp real organic mayonnaise
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp finely chopped capers
- 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh dill
- Pepper, to taste
Optional to serve: Steamed, grilled, or roasted asparagus, fresh butter lettuce or endive leaves, or whole-grain crackers, bread, flatbread, or toast.
Place eggs in a medium pot and cover with cold water by 1-inch. Bring to a boil. As soon as the water starts to rapidly boil, remove the pot from the heat and cover with a lid. Let the eggs sit undisturbed for 9 minutes, then remove the lid and fill the pot with cold water until the eggs are cool enough to handle easily. Peel immediately and coarsely chop.
Add in the remaining ingredients and stir with a fork to combine. Top veggies or bread/crackers with it and snack on.