Seven Minute Egg Salad

Egg Salad  ©Diane Ebiln

Egg Salad ©Diane Eblin

This is a quick and easy dish to make for a picnic, lunch, dinner, brunch and any meal in between.  Each week I like to make a pot full of hard boiled eggs.  I will keep them around for a quick protein snack or fast breakfast.  I can use them to make deviled eggs or egg salad.  Either way we’ll have a good fast snack or easy meal on hand.  This time the egg salad went along for a picnic.

But before we go any further lets talk about what type of egg you eat, where it comes from and the packaging.  Your best bet is to get them from the farm where they are organic.  You can often get them at farmers markets if you don’t live down the street from a farm.  Also, many CSA shares (community supported agriculture) offer a share of eggs.  There is no comparison to a fresh egg.  You will wonder what you’ve been eating and why after tasting what eggs are supposed to taste like.  The next thing you should look at is the packaging.  If you can buy in bulk at your grocery store that will save on the wasteful packaging that can sometimes be used for eggs.  You know the ones, they are clear plastic and double sided so it’s like you are unveiling the eggs.  Please, plain old cardboard is much better.  But recycling your cardboard containers is even better.  That’s what I’ll be doing with my CSA.

If you eat farm fresh organic eggs I want to hear from you.  Do you taste the difference?  If you’re not eating these gems I challenge you to find some from a farm and let me know what you think.

Ingredients:

6 hard boiled organic eggs, diced (boiled for 5 minutes)
2 TB organic mayo (I use Spectrum organic Mayonnaise, gluten free, no preservatives, contains soy)
1/2 anaheim pepper, diced
1-2 sliced green onions
1 tsp Fine Herbs from Penzeys (chervil, minced parsley, french tarragon, chopped chives)
1 tsp celery seed
1/2 tsp celery salt
pepper to taste

Directions:

After cooking the eggs for 5 minutes the rest of this should only take 2 more minutes to mix up.  I’m assuming you gathered all of the ingredients and prepped the veggies while the eggs are cooking and not just daydreaming.  (sometimes I choose to daydream)  Mix all ingredients together and serve.  I like to spoon this into lettuce leaves.  You can serve with crackers or on toast as a sandwich, of course I use gluten free.  For sandwiches I love to add a slice of organic bacon.

For more gluten free dinner ideas check out What’s For Dinner Wednesday!

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17 Responses to Seven Minute Egg Salad

  1. Linda May 26, 2009 at 3:39 pm #

    I love egg salad, and I love your idea of cooking a pot of eggs every week. Why didn't I think of that?

  2. Linda May 26, 2009 at 2:39 pm #

    I love egg salad, and I love your idea of cooking a pot of eggs every week. Why didn’t I think of that?

  3. Erica May 27, 2009 at 8:43 am #

    Yes, pastured eggs can make a huge difference! I now eat pastured, soy-free eggs because conventional eggs make me feel sick. I will try making some bacon mayo (no soy) and try this recipe out!

  4. Erica May 27, 2009 at 12:43 pm #

    Yes, pastured eggs can make a huge difference! I now eat pastured, soy-free eggs because conventional eggs make me feel sick. I will try making some bacon mayo (no soy) and try this recipe out!

  5. WendyGK May 27, 2009 at 2:36 pm #

    Hubby always makes a bowlful of hard-boiled eggs to keep in the frig for snacks and salads. You are so right about the difference in taste. The eggs from the farmers' market are like a whole other food group.

  6. WendyGK May 27, 2009 at 6:36 pm #

    Hubby always makes a bowlful of hard-boiled eggs to keep in the frig for snacks and salads. You are so right about the difference in taste. The eggs from the farmers’ market are like a whole other food group.

  7. Desmone007 May 27, 2009 at 7:41 pm #

    Yumm!

  8. gfe--gluten free eas May 27, 2009 at 8:14 pm #

    Oh, you don't have to tell me how wonderful those organic eggs are. One of our support group families (who often participate in the local CSA and are charter members of our new farmer's market) usually cooks eggs for us when they host a summer meeting. We are all in heaven. The rich color of the yolks and the taste are unparalleled. I buy organic eggs at the grocery store, but they are not quite as good. Better than the standard fare though. And, all my cartons get recycled.
    Now re: the recipe, you really only boil them for 5 minutes? I like that. Have you ever frozen your boiled eggs? The leader of the other support group I belong to says she does it all the time successfully. I've read restaurants do that as well for salad bars, but I'm still skeptical on taste. Hard-boiled eggs are great to take on road trips. My gf girlfriend brought a bunch when we did a trip last fall. We had those and the pound of bacon she cooked in the fridge, plus apples, nuts, etc. They really came in handy.
    Had my fried egg for breakfast this morning. My new "speed" method is to turn the skillet on high with some olive oil, then add egg, cover, and turn off burner. When I get out of shower, it's ready. Sometimes I eat it then, sometimes I throw it in a container and eat at my desk at work (still hot), and sometimes I put on my lunchtime salad. :-)
    Shirley

  9. gfe--gluten free easily May 28, 2009 at 12:14 am #

    Oh, you don’t have to tell me how wonderful those organic eggs are. One of our support group families (who often participate in the local CSA and are charter members of our new farmer’s market) usually cooks eggs for us when they host a summer meeting. We are all in heaven. The rich color of the yolks and the taste are unparalleled. I buy organic eggs at the grocery store, but they are not quite as good. Better than the standard fare though. And, all my cartons get recycled.
    Now re: the recipe, you really only boil them for 5 minutes? I like that. Have you ever frozen your boiled eggs? The leader of the other support group I belong to says she does it all the time successfully. I’ve read restaurants do that as well for salad bars, but I’m still skeptical on taste. Hard-boiled eggs are great to take on road trips. My gf girlfriend brought a bunch when we did a trip last fall. We had those and the pound of bacon she cooked in the fridge, plus apples, nuts, etc. They really came in handy.
    Had my fried egg for breakfast this morning. My new “speed” method is to turn the skillet on high with some olive oil, then add egg, cover, and turn off burner. When I get out of shower, it’s ready. Sometimes I eat it then, sometimes I throw it in a container and eat at my desk at work (still hot), and sometimes I put on my lunchtime salad. :-)
    Shirley

  10. Desmone007 May 27, 2009 at 11:41 pm #

    Yumm!

  11. Diane Eblin May 28, 2009 at 12:06 pm #

    Linda- Enjoy!
    Erica- I had no idea they put soy in eggs. How do they do that? Bacon mayo sounds delish!
    Wendy- Do you have many farmers markets near you?
    Shirley- Buying organic eggs is good for you and our environment. Stuff Happens on the Discovery Channel with Bill Nye the Science Guy did a whole show on breakfast items and organic eggs and organic bacon were big help to the environment to choose over standard.
    Lucky you to get such great treats at your meetings. It sounds like you have a great support group.
    I've not frozen hard boiled eggs but I know you can. Use to buy them when I ran a kitchen in a restaurant. Maybe they'll be good for our airplane trip. I wonder how far we'll get across the country before they thaw.
    I like the speed breakfast idea. I may borrow that one. I make breakfast everymorning for my teen and hubby and sometimes that doesn't leave me much time to get ready before bus duty. Cool idea. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Diane Eblin May 28, 2009 at 4:06 pm #

    Linda- Enjoy!
    Erica- I had no idea they put soy in eggs. How do they do that? Bacon mayo sounds delish!
    Wendy- Do you have many farmers markets near you?
    Shirley- Buying organic eggs is good for you and our environment. Stuff Happens on the Discovery Channel with Bill Nye the Science Guy did a whole show on breakfast items and organic eggs and organic bacon were big help to the environment to choose over standard.
    Lucky you to get such great treats at your meetings. It sounds like you have a great support group.
    I’ve not frozen hard boiled eggs but I know you can. Use to buy them when I ran a kitchen in a restaurant. Maybe they’ll be good for our airplane trip. I wonder how far we’ll get across the country before they thaw.
    I like the speed breakfast idea. I may borrow that one. I make breakfast everymorning for my teen and hubby and sometimes that doesn’t leave me much time to get ready before bus duty. Cool idea. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Kirsten May 28, 2009 at 5:19 pm #

    mmm..sounds yummy. I can't wait to try your version of egg salad. To answer your question on how eggs can contain soy – it's all in what the chicken eats. Here is a great explanation:
    http://www.cheeseslave.com/2009/02/20/how-to-buy-

  14. Kirsten May 28, 2009 at 10:19 pm #

    mmm..sounds yummy. I can't wait to try your version of egg salad. To answer your question on how eggs can contain soy – it's all in what the chicken eats. Here is a great explanation:
    http://www.cheeseslave.com/2009/02/20/how-to-buy-

  15. Laurie February 7, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    I started purchsing local eggs from hens that get to have their feet in the grass/dirt and freely graze about two years ago. Happy hens = better eggs. I return my cardboard egg carton to the person I purcahse from and she resuses them. I'm of the firm belief that our food animals deserve utmost respect from the day of their birth to the day they are consumed. I'll never go back to purchasing eggs from a store.

    Buying local is the best way to ensure fresh food and support people who are treating their land and animals well.

    I made this egg salad for dinner tonight – yummy!

    On side note – I'm new to cooking gluten and dairy free. I love the recipies here. Thank you for the resources and community created!

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