Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Easy Egg Salad Sandwich

There's nothing quite like a great egg salad sandwich! If you agree, then this Easy Egg Salad Sandwich recipe is for you! Eggs are nutritional powerhouses and are extremely versatile. They are perfect in this vegged up version of the classic egg salad sandwich.

Egg Salad sandwich on plate

There are certain meals/foods that remind me of my childhood and are super comforting to me.

Egg salad sandwich is one of those meals.

Is an egg salad sandwich healthy for you?

I love eggs! They're full of the good stuff...vitamins and protein! According to WebMD, "One egg has only 75 calories but 7 grams of high-quality protein, 5 grams of fat, and 1.6 grams of saturated fat, along with iron, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids. The egg is a powerhouse of disease-fighting nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin." Recent research has also dispelled the myth that the cholesterol in eggs is a reason to avoid them. You can get all the nutritional assets from eggs in an egg salad sandwich!

Eggs are also economical. Especially this time of year. I recently found eggs on sale for 44 cents a dozen! That's just crazy to me. Although I do purchase most of my eggs from my local grocers, I also love to buy from local small farms too! With so many eggs in my fridge, naturally, I want to find as many ways to enjoy them as I can!

Eggs for breakfast are awesome, of course. Like in these Baked Eggs in a Basket. But eggs are also great for more than just breakfast! I love a good deviled egg recipe, like these classic Sweet Relish Deviled Eggs and these Ham and Swiss Deviled Eggs! Eggs for dinner are amazing...like in this Flat Iron Steak with Egg and Arugula.

What goes in egg salad sandwiches?


Egg Salad Sandwich on plate with bowl of egg salad

An Egg Salad Sandwich is the perfect way to enjoy eggs. It's full of hard boiled eggs, some kind of crunch (veggies like celery, onion, and carrot or chopped pickles), mayonnaise and seasonings. It's so easy to whip together and makes a great lunch or even a savory on-the-go breakfast.

How do you make an egg salad sandwich?

Begin by hard boiling eggs. You can use the stove method, cook them in an Instant Pot, or steam them in an egg steamer. I like to use an egg steamer to hard boil my eggs. I prefer this method because it yields perfectly hard boiled and easy to peel eggs every time! The model I use is this cute little Dash Egg Cooker. It's relatively inexpensive and can be found at various retailers. 

Once the eggs are cooked perfectly, I remove them to a bowl of cold water with ice and allow them to cool completely before peeling them. Once peeled, I cut them in half as pictured below. 

Hard boiled eggs in a white bowl

You can chop the hard boiled eggs anyway you like, but I prefer using a pastry blender. It makes the chopping go easily and makes mostly uniform sized egg whites...which is perfect for an egg salad sandwich.

Chopped hard boiled eggs in a white bowl

Once the eggs are chopped, the rest of the ingredients are added and mixed in. I like carrot, celery, and sweet onion in the salad. The egg salad goes into the fridge for about 30 minutes or so to allow the flavors to blend. Once that's done, it's time to make an egg salad sandwich!

Ingredients for egg salad in a white bowl

Since I'm currently following Weight Watchers, I like a nice bread, like this 45 calorie a slice oatmeal bread. I spread a good amount of the egg salad onto the bread (about 1/4 cup), add a romaine lettuce leaf, and top with another slice of bread. 

Voila! Egg Salad Sandwich! 

Cut and stacked egg salad sandwich on a white plate

Easy Egg Salad Sandwich

Renee Paj
Easy Egg Salad Sandwich
Hard Boiled eggs are transformed into egg salad with crunchy celery, onion, and carrot then used to make a delicious egg salad sandwich.

Ingredients

  • 12 slices of whole grain bread of choice
  • 12 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 6 hard boiled eggs, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup finely diced celery
  • 1/4 cup finely diced sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup finely diced carrot
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 TBS lemon juice
  • 1 TBS Dijon mustard
  • kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare egg salad by chopping hard boiled eggs in large bowl. Mix in celery, onion, and carrot. Set aside.
  2. In small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, and Dijon mustard. Pour over the egg/veggie mixture and combine.
  3. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Lay out a slice of bread. Spread about 1/4 cup egg salad onto bread. Top with Romaine lettuce leaf and another slice of bread. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 6 sandwiches. Store any leftover egg salad in the refrigerator.
Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 40 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 40 mins.

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