Use up your leftover hard boiled eggs and transform them into a creamy egg salad you can slather on some fresh bread. The flavor is bold, but very comforting. I totally forget about egg salad! With Easter right around the corner, you have the eggs already made, so….
Of course you could just mix the eggs with mayonnaise, but that is totally boring. Channel the flavors of your favorite deviled eggs, the spicy, the sweet, the savory. By savory I absolutely mean BACON! First, you need my perfect hard boiled eggs recipe. Now, the egg salad…
The Best Egg Salad Ever
6 hard boiled eggs
1 cup chopped bacon, cooked
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 tbsp. spicy mustard
fresh dill, finely chopped
your favorite soft bread
Add hard boiled eggs to a large bowl.
Mash with a fork or coarsely chop into squares.
Add mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper to taste.
Mix in chopped bacon.
Squeeze 1/2 lemon.
Top with fresh dill.
Spoon a heaping pile of egg salad between two slices of fresh bread.
Deviled eggs are perfect as an app, finger food, and this time of year, eggs are all the rage!!
Is the most unhealthy ingredient the mayo? or the yolk?
One egg yolk has 5 grams of fat and 54 calories. Save on 50% of the calories by using nonfat Greek yogurt or nonfat cottage cheese to make up some of the yolk volume.
Obviously use a non-fat mayo or eliminate it all together and use greek yogurt or avocado.
Lets talk taste…Mustard snobs everywhere insist on using a dark mustard such as Grey Poupon in deviled egg recipes when yellow mustard is the perfect option. It has the tang needed to amp up the flavor.
Deliciously Deviled Eggs
(Makes 12 halves)
6 hard boiled eggs, peeled, halved, and yolks taken out
3 tbsp. light mayo, or greek yogurt
1-2 tbsp. yellow mustard
1 tbsp. sweet relish
1 tsp. paprika – 1/2 in recipe (1/2 tsp. for sprinkling on top)
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
Mash egg yolks in a small mixing bowl with a fork.
Add mayo or greek yogurt, relish, mustard, paprika, and cayenne pepper and mix well.
Spoon into the egg white centers, sprinkle with paprika.