So, for years now I’ve been thinking that egg salad looked so lame and gross. I never even tried it because I didn’t see the point. And, let’s be honest, how often are you somewhere that you get offered egg salad? I know I never did. Earlier this year we went to a little sandwich shop that was new in town and my husband ordered an egg salad sandwich. I just looked at him. Seriously? That’s what you are getting? Well, I ordered my turkey and avocado and we ate lunch. I didn’t even think to try his sandwich, but I did say, “since when have you liked those?” I mean, we have been married for over 5 years and not once have I seen him eat egg salad. He explained he has always liked egg salad sandwiches he just doesn’t think about making it. Huh. Interesting.
Why Does Egg Salad Get Watery?
The main reason you are getting a watery salad, is because of the salt.
Salt is a dehydrator.
Almost every recipe I have seen, whether it is chicken, shrimp, crab, or egg salad, they all ask for salt.
Salts main job is to pull water out of foods.
Since water is in pretty much everything we eat, the salt will pull it out.
Which will leave you with a watery salad.
What I do in that case, is let the salt do it job.
Then dump the salad into a fine meshed strainer, and strain the water out.
Then put the salad back into the serving bowl, and serve.
The water will be gone, and the flavors will intensify a little more.
So, then I got pregnant and sick and pretty much IV therapy became my source of nutrition. I totally forgot about egg salad. Until this past week. IT’S DELICIOUS! I’ve been missing out all of these years!!! I love deviled eggs so why didn’t I think about trying egg salad?! So, my dear friends, your job this week is to try this. Have it for lunch, for dinner, a snack, a sandwich or a wrap, who cares, just try it!
Can You Eat Egg Salad Sandwiches While Pregnant?
If you’re pregnant, you need to take special care when eating eggs and egg salad.
You don’t have to cut them out of your diet altogether, but you must prepare them properly.
If you’re going to eat egg salad while pregnant, eat it freshly prepared.
Cook the eggs to 145 F, or at least until the white and yolk are firm, not runny, experts from Colorado State University Extension instruct.
How Long Will Egg Salad Keep?
To maximize the shelf life of egg salad for safety and quality, refrigerate the egg salad in airtight containers.
Properly stored, egg salad will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
The BEST Egg Salad Sandwich
- 3/4 Cup Light Mayonnaise
- 2-3 T Mustard (to taste)
- 1 Teaspoon Onion powder
- 1 Teaspoon Fresh Dill Weed, chopped or 1/2 Teaspoon Dried
- 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- Pepper (fresh ground to taste)
- 8-10 Hard boiled eggs, chopped
- Whole Wheat Tortillas or Bread
- Fresh Spinach* optional
- In a small bowl, combine the mustard, mayonnaise, onion powder, dill, salt and pepper.
- Combine the chopped eggs and dressing.
- Place in the fridge to chill for a couple of minutes.
- Place some egg salad on each tortilla and a couple leaves of spinach.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 371 Total Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 473mg Sodium: 1139mg Carbohydrates: 16g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 4g Protein: 19g
This is my favorite, favorite lunch. Turkey bacon wrap with avocado dressing, piles of veggies and a little cheese!