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Friday, April 5, 2013

Time To Use Those Hard Boiled Easter Eggs--Time for Egg Salad!

Hard Boiled Easter Eggs
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 becasue 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.

       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. Easy and cheap to do. It can even become part of your Easter tradition, as it has become ours. Enjoy!