Easy Egg Salad Wrap
Celebrate Good Timing -- Come On!
As lunchtime rolled around today, I found myself suddenly craving an egg salad sandwich. As I started the eggs boiling, I logged onto Squidoo and ended up at April Food Holidays on The Nibble.com, where I learned that the second week of April is National Egg Salad Week.
Now, I ask you, coincidence? I think n--... well... yes... probably so.
But, since this is just the beginning of egg salad week, at least it gives you plenty of time to celebrate with me! ;)
This is a revision of the egg salad we always ate, growing up. I didn't have an exact recipe, so I just did things to taste, and I loved how it turned out. Feel free to adapt to your own tastes.
What are we waiting for? Let's get started!
Boil Your Eggs
I always used to boil eggs for about ten minutes, just to be sure they were done. I recently learned the (ridiculously simple) proper technique from a blog called The Yummy Life, (the writer of which was apparently in the same boat). This is what I used, and the eggs turned out perfectly!
Bring the water (with eggs) to a boil, then turn the burner to low, and simmer for five minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and leave them covered for an additional five minutes. Transfer the eggs to a bowl of cold (or ice) water for ten minutes, and you're done.
While the eggs are cooking, wash and chop the rest of your ingredients and toppings!
I use my kitchen shears to snip the green onions: it's so much faster for me than chopping them with a knife.
I love my kitchen shears: they can be used for everything from snipping fat off of meat to quickly chopping herbs and green onions. They are extra-sharp, and most (if not all) will come apart at the hinge for easy, effective washing.
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When the eggs are done, chop them up! My tool of preference for this job is the dough blender (works great as an egg slicer), but you can also use a knife or pulse them in a food processor.
Not Just for Dough!
A dough blender works great for chopping eggs and other soft foods (occasionally, I use it for not-so-soft foods, like nuts, when I just don't feel like setting up and/or cleaning the food processor).
Mix it up!
Mix in your mayo and yogurt (I used Chobani plain yogurt and McCormick [Mexican] Mayonnaise with Lime -- my husband swears it's delicious, while regular mayonnaise is just boring or gross -- personally, I can't tell much difference, but I love mayo, anyway). Add mustard, celery, pickle and onion, and stir.
Ta-da! Egg salad, loaded with deliciousness!
I used McCormick's mayonnaise with a hint of lime and Chobani plain greek yogurt in my egg salad. Goya also makes a lime mayonnaise.
Mmm, this looks the best 'mayo' ever: I need to try it out!
Enjoy your wrap plain or with a heaping helping of vegetables (anything you like). In my opinion, it's best to opt for vegetables without a strong flavor, like cucumber and lettuce. I added tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce and a slice of provolone cheese to mine. Next time, I will leave off the tomatoes (I thought they overpowered the egg salad flavors), and I couldn't really taste the cheese, so I will probably leave that off, too. Ok, so it was an imperfect first try, but the egg salad was delicious! I could have eaten it by the spoonful!
If you prefer, you can enjoy your egg salad on a slice or two of multigrain bread.
Which will you make?
Wrap sandwich or multi-grain bread?
- 3 eggs, hard-boiled
- 2 T plain yogurt (I used Chobani)
- 1 T mayonnaise (I used McCormick mayonnaise with lime)
- 1/4 t mustard
- 4 t finely chopped celery
- 1 t finely chopped green onion (I usually use yellow onion, but I had green onion on hand and needed to use it -- it worked great!)
- 4 t finely chopped dill pickle (I used one 'sandwich slice')
- Boil your eggs
- Wash and chop your celery, green onion and dill pickle (you can use your kitchen shears to quickly snip/mince your green onion).
- Wash and chop any other veggies you want to add to your sandwich.
- Peel and chop eggs (I use my dough blender to quickly chop the eggs).
- Mix eggs, mayonnaise, yogurt, mustard, celery, green onion and pickle.
- Enjoy as a wrap or on your favorite bread!
- (Optional) Top with thin-sliced provolone cheese, tomato, cucumber, lettuce or other toppings.