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Friday, October 13, 2017

In Honor of World Egg Day: Egg Salad with Lox

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The good news is that research has recently come out in praise of the egg! It is no longer considered the "deviled" egg when it comes to cholestrol. Additonally, eggs, as well as salmon, are cited as foods that keep you full longer and great to incorporate into a healthy diet. As we look for ways to eat healthier, combat diseases like breast cancer (yes, eggs have choline which reduces breast cancer risk!), and stay fit longer, let's take this day to celebrate the egg with a new recipe!

There are so many ways to create a tasty egg salad. There is no one way to prepare it. I am always open to new ways to make egg salad so when my husband challenged me to make it with lox I licked my lips and got to work with a new recipe. I took as my inspiration our long standing smoked salmon extravaganza we enjoy each New Year’s Day. We always receive a special package of smoked salmon for Christmas and then save it to ring in the New Year. We serve it up just like when fancy caviar is served in a 4 star restaurant. We use the whites and yolk from a hard-boiled egg, capers, onion and sour cream (now nonfat Greek yogurt). We serve it on top of party-sized cocktail pumpernickel or water crackers. It seemed a delicious idea to mix all those ingredients together for an egg salad recipe. It was a hit!

This is a celebratory way to prepare egg salad. It makes for a perfect, easy to prepare, brunch food or special occasion dish...like World Egg Day! To make it effortless to serve and in its most healthy version, prepare the servings ahead of time on a tray by filling leaves of Bibb lettuce and endive with either a ½ cup of egg salad or an ⅛ cup, respectively. It looks beautiful and makes it simple to serve.

Below is a new party-worthy recipe for egg salad that is rich, complex in flavors and makes you think of your favorite moments when eating bagels, lox and cream cheese yet with none of the unhealthy consequences.



Egg Salad with Lox

Ingredients:
6 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
1 ounce smoked salmon
1 tablespoon sweet onion, grated
1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoon capers
¼ cup nonfat Greek yogurt, plain
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
¼ teaspoon garlic salt
⅛ teaspoon ground pepper
½ summer savory (optional)

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
Stir until blended.
Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Serves: 4. Calories per serving: 156.

Tips:
For no fuss peeling of your hard boiled eggs check out this blog
For another healthy and classic egg salad recipe, go to this Livliga Live Vibrant blog
For easy measuring for this recipe and others try our LivSpoons

There are so many ways to create a tasty egg salad.
Try out Livliga's Summery Egg Salad, on the left, as well as our Egg Salad with Lox.



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