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This page features a basic Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe - simple and delicious.
Following that is a pesto egg salad recipe for those who wish to add a contemporary kick to their favorite lunchtime menus.
Egg salad is excellent whether served with bread, or stuffed inside a fresh tomato, or all by itself, egg salad is a smart choice for a healthy lunch.
HELPFUL HINT: Go easy on the mayo. It tastes better that way. Use a little bit at a time until the egg salad reaches the desired texture.
If desired, add other herbs and spices to create your own Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe.
4 hard-boiled eggs
1 stalk finely chopped celery
1 Tablespoon of mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon fresh black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
Mash eggs together in a bowl.
Add all the other ingredients and blend together well.
SUGGESTION: Serve with crunchy rolls, lettuce, tomato, baby carrot sticks and pickle slices.
MAKES ABOUT 2 SERVINGS
PESTO EGG SALAD
6 hard-boiled eggs, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh minced parsley
1/4 cup fresh minced cilantro
1/2 cup fresh minced basil
1 clove of minced garlic
1 minced shallot
2 minced scallions
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
Sea salt, to taste
pinch of paprika
Iceberg lettuce leaves
Combine chopped eggs, herbs, garlic, shallot and scallions together in a mixing bowl.
Fold mayonnaise into the eggs and herbs mixture until evenly mixed.
Season to taste with sea salt.
Serve over lettuce, seasoned with paprika.
OTHER EGG SALAD VARIATIONS
There are infinite ways to make an egg salad. Here are some additional recipe ideas:
* To give your egg salad an edgy kick, follow the first recipe shown above, but add one finely chopped anchovy to the mix.
* Follow the first recipe shown above, but add finely chopped black or green olives to the mix.
* Follow the first recipe shown above, but add finely chopped raw carrots to the mix.
* Follow the first recipe shown above, but add one fresh, finely chopped Jalapeno pepper to the mix.
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