Dreamy Egg Salad
The poor egg has been a source of contention for decades. Are they healthy? Should they be limited? Do they increase your cholesterol? True, eggs are naturally a source of dietary cholesterol, and sure – they contain some saturated fat. However, all these components are just that – components that make up a much larger puzzle. A person’s overall diet is the larger puzzle, and food choices made throughout the rest of the day and week are far more important than just including eggs here and there. Balancing your animal protein choices with an abundance of fruits, vegetables, and grains will do more for you than avoiding eggs, but that could be a separate blog post all on its own!
I am a huge fan of eggs. Talk about one of the most nutrient dense sources of protein! Not only that, but it’s also one of the best sources of choline which is so important for many aspects of human health. Choline supports brain health and has an important role in pregnancy, child development, and healthy aging. It’s good stuff, which makes this egg salad recipe that much more appealing!
I recently made this recipe for an outing with my husband and our dogs (the dogs had their own treats, don't worry!). It made the perfect little picnic lunch. Egg salad with some pickles on whole wheat bread paired with some fresh fruit and you have a nice little post-hike nourishment!
8 hardboiled eggs
½ cup mayo
2 scallions, chopped (could substitute ¼ cup finely chopped red onion)
1 tsp Dijon mustard (or substitute any mustard you like)
½ tsp smoked paprika
2 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped (or substitute 1 tsp dry dill)
Salt and Pepper to taste
1) To hard-boil eggs, bring a saucepan of water to a gentle boil. Using a spider spatula, or large slotted spoon, add eggs to water. Simmer for 9 minutes. Remove eggs and put in an ice bath. Let eggs chill for about 10 minutes before removing the shell.
2) While the eggs are cooking, mix up all remaining ingredients to make the dressing. Mix well to incorporate.
3) Once shells are removed, finely chop eggs into small pieces. Add egg to dressing and mix well.
4) Chill for at least one hour before assembling sandwiches. Could also be served with crackers or raw veggies.
Recipe adapted from https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/147103/delicious-egg-salad-for-sandwiches/