This super easy egg salad recipe makes a delicious keto friendly lunch idea, and a great after Easter Egg Recipe.
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Looking for an easy egg salad recipe that’s perfect for a keto diet or to use up leftover easter eggs? You’ve come to the right place! This easy egg salad recipe is not only delicious, but it’s also super simple to make. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!
Easy Egg Salad Recipe
Whether you’re following a keto diet or you just have some leftover Easter eggs, this easy egg salad recipe is the perfect solution. This delicious salad is not only low in carbs, but it’s also packed with protein and healthy fats. Plus, it’s super simple to make. Just hard boil your eggs, chop them up, and mix everything together. That’s it!
How do you boil eggs so the peel easily?
The first and most basic ingredient in egg salad is hardboiled eggs. The boiling is simple enough, but peeling hardboiled eggs can be a pain. The best way to make sure your eggs peel easily to to make sure you boil them well, without over boiling them.
How long do you hard boil eggs?
The basic rule of thumb for hardboiled eggs is to boil them exactly 15 minutes. This is 15 minutes of time at a rolling boil, not counting the time the water is heating.
How many eggs can you boil at once?
If you have 2 or 3 layers of eggs stacked up in a small pot, they may cook unevenly. Use a large pan to cook your eggs in one layer. Limit cooking to no more eggs that you can get in a single layer in your pan.
How do I know if my eggs have gone bad?
When you place your eggs in a pot of water, make sure they are well covered with room to boil without surfacing. If the eggs float in the water, they are not good and you should toss them out and get fresh eggs.
What are the basic ingredients of egg salad?
The most basic eggs salad is chopped up boiled eggs, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Though you can add lots of other ingredients to change the taste and give more flavor.
How do you peel a hard boiled egg without the shell sticking?
There are a few different methods of peeling hard boiled eggs that you can try. One is to use a spoon to help you peel the egg. Another is to roll the egg on a hard surface until the shell cracks. And another is to put the eggs in an ice bath for a few minutes before peeling them. Whichever method you choose, make sure to start with eggs that are at room temperature for the best results.
Is egg salad healthy?
Opinions vary on whether egg salad can be considered a healthy food choice. It’s a good source of protein and healthy fats (if you choose your mayonnaise carefully), and it’s low in carbs. Plus, eggs are a nutrient-rich food that contains vitamins A, B, and D, as well as iron and choline.
However, though egg salad is a classic sandwich stuffer, with gobs of mayo mixed in, it can be high in unhealthy fats, sodium and calories. An average deli egg salad sandwich can have more than 550 calories, 30 grams of fat and 600 milligrams of sodium. So, you should consider your dietary needs before eating too much of it.
How long does fresh egg salad keep in the fridge?
Basic egg salad will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days. Just make sure to store it in an airtight container. And when you’re ready to eat it, give it a good stir before enjoying. If you choose ingredients beyond the basic, such as avocado, then you might consider how those items store.
What goes good with egg salad?
There are a lot of things that go well with egg salad. You can serve it on a bed of greens, in a wrap, on top of toast, or even just by itself. And if you want to get really creative, try using it as a filling for deviled eggs. The possibilities are endless! So get creative and enjoy.
How do you serve egg salad on a keto diet?
For those incorporating egg salad as part of a keto diet plan, you might serve egg salad plain, or on a bed of greens. I also like to eat it on a sourdough Wasa cracker that has very few carbs or on one of my favorite low carb tortillas.
Other Egg Recipes
- 12 large eggs hard boiled and peeled
- 1/4 cup maynnaise
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Hard boil one dozen eggs at a rolling boil for 15 minutes
- Remove the eggs from boiling and water and chill in cold water for 15-20 minutes.
- Peel eggs carefully making sure to rinse and leave no small shell pieces.
- Chop the eggs into small pieces.
- Mix eggs with other ingredients in a large bowl.
- Seal in airtight container and chill for one hour before serving cold.