How to Make Egg Salad
Whether you have an active lifestyle or you spend most of your day taking care of the television, a healthy salad should be part of your everyday diet. Salads are not only easy to make, but they are also very healthy. However, you may run out ideas on what type of salad to make after a few weeks. You may also get fed up with having the same kind of vegetable salad every day. With one of the common ingredients at home, you try your hands on a very delicious type of salad – egg salad. In this article, we will find out what an egg salad is and how to make your own easy egg salad at home.
What Is Egg Salad?
First of all, it is best we find out what an egg salad is, just in case you have never heard of this simple dish. This should not pose any difficulties. You know what an egg is, and you know what a salad is. All you have to do is to put the two together, right? Well, not entirely. An egg salad is a simple dish that is made mainly with hard-boiled eggs that have been chopped, and a generous touch of mayonnaise. Different people choose to add different ingredients to it. The most common additional ingredients you will find in an egg salad are celery, lettuce, onions, and sometimes, mustard. An egg salad can be taken alone. However, because it is usually not a filling dish, it is often taken with bread as a sandwich or added to a vegetable salad as a topping for garnishing. A simple homemade egg salad can be a versatile dish. This is because, aside from adding it to a vegetable salad or bread sandwich, it can be taken alongside a variety of dishes like cooked rice, baked potatoes, fries, you name them. It all depends on how creative you can be. Thus, a simple egg salad can be the base for so many other recipes. Now, let us find out how to make egg salad, shall we?
How To Make Egg Salad
For your simple egg salad, all you need are:
- A teaspoon of white vinegar
- A tablespoon of white sugar
Now for the fun part.
- The first thing you need to do is to boil your eggs. However, it is important to place your eggs in an aluminum boiler to make for an even distribution. Also, place the eggs into the boiler before adding the water. Do not preheat the water. Turn on your stove and allow the water to boil. Once the water starts to boil, turn off the stove after fifteen minutes. Pour out the hot water and replace it with fresh cold water. Peel your eggs while they are in the fresh cold water. This will not only make the shell come off easily, but it will also ensure that your egg is well cooked. Once your eggs are peeled, cut them into pieces. Make sure that the pieces are all of the same size, or, at least, similar size.
- After you are done cutting your eggs, place them into a bowl and add your tablespoon of sugar and teaspoon of vinegar. Add about a teaspoon of yellow mustard and two tablespoons of mayonnaise for six boiled eggs. Next, sprinkle some salt and paprika onto the ingredients and stir. Add a sprinkle of parsley to give your mixture some color. Parsley does not add much to the taste except to give it color. You can skip it if you want. Stir again after you have added your parsley. Aside from the parsley, the paprika will also add some color to your egg salad. Be careful not to add too much mayonnaise as this will make your egg salad too creamy. Once you are done mixing it evenly, sprinkle a little more parsley and paprika on the egg salad. Now stand back and admire your creation. Your egg salad is ready. It is that simple.
Even the best egg salad recipe needs something to go with it. As mentioned earlier, you can eat your egg salad with so many dishes. You can have a bowl of cooked rice with it. You can all try it baked potatoes, fries, or even spaghetti. For this article, we will use a simple bread toast with some lettuce and fresh tomatoes.
To begin, simply toast your slices of bread while you wash your tomatoes and lettuce. If there are other vegetables you prefer tomatoes and lettuce, feel free to use them. It is all about taste and preference. Place your toasted bread in a chopping board and add a layer of lettuce on it. Slice your tomatoes to any quantity of your choice and create a second thin later on top of the lettuce. Next, add a generous scoop of your egg salad on top of the sliced tomatoes. At this point, you can choose to either add another layer of sliced tomatoes and lettuce. Or, you can just go ahead and cap off your layers with another slice of toasted bread. Your sandwich is ready! You can cut it into two to make it easier to bite. After all, what is the use of a sandwich if it is too big to enter the mouth, right? You can add a glass of fruit smoothie to make a perfectly nutritious and filling breakfast. You can also wash it down with your favorite beverage or drink.
There you have it. Your simple egg salad is done. Remember that you are at liberty to try out other ingredients with your egg salad. Also, your recipe for egg salad can be used either as a healthy breakfast or a filling lunch with another dish on the side. Feel free to allow your imaginations to run wild when it comes to dishes that you can try your egg salad with. The possibilities are almost endless.