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Summer Vegetable Egg Salad

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This delicious egg salad incorporates the tastes of Summer produce: fresh peppers, peas, and tomatoes.

summer egg salad 9I eat approximately 90% vegan and one of the main reasons why it is not 100% is because of my love for eggs.  I really love eggs.

summer egg salad 11Scrambled eggs.
Poached eggs.
Sunnyside-up eggs.
Hardboiled eggs.

Let’s be real.  Eggs are good in every form.  And while I love every type of egg, lately I have been hooked on egg salads.

summer egg saladI have made, tried, and loved several different recipes for egg salads (even vegan tofu egg salad!).  Recently, however, I have been feeling like there was a little something missing.  A little something called veggies!  It turns out that when you add fresh Summertime produce to your already delicious egg salad, it goes from good to so unbelievably amazing and deliciously good.

summer egg salad 6Summer Vegetable Egg Salad

Serves 2 to 3

Ingredients

7 large eggs (organic and cage-free, if possible)
1/3 cup cooked frozen or fresh green peas
1 small tomato, chopped
1/2 small green bell pepper, diced
1 TB diced or dried yellow onion
2-3 TB vegan or regular mayo (I love Vegenaise) (plain Greek yogurt should also work)
1 TB yellow mustard
1/4 tsp dried dill
1/4 tsp curry powder
fine sea salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste

Directions

1. Place the eggs in a large pot.  Fill the pot with enough cold water to cover the eggs.

2. Bring the water to a rolling boil.  Boil for three minutes.  Cover the pot with a lid and remove it from the heat.  Let the eggs sit in the hot water for approximately 17 minutes.  Carefully remove the eggs and place them in a large bowl of cold water to cool.

3. Once the eggs are cool, dry them and remove the egg shells.

4. Combine two whole eggs and the whites of the other five eggs in a medium bowl.  Break them up with a spoon until they reach your desired size.

5. Add in vegetables, mayo, mustard, and spices.  Stir until well-combined.  Store in the refrigerator for up to five days.

summer egg salad 11This isn’t your “traditional” egg salad.  It is better.

summer egg salad 4I served my egg salad on lightly salted rice cakes and I imagine it would be satisfying on toasted bread, crackers, crispbreads, and on a salad.  I love food that can be eaten in many ways.

summer egg salad 10I may not be fully vegan at this point in my life, but I think this is a darn good reason not to be.  Oh eggs, we have quite the love affair now don’t we?  I am so excited that two of my favorite foods- egg salad and vegetables- are such good friends!

Do you like egg salad?

What is your favorite egg salad recipe?  Please share in the comments!

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  • Sam @ PancakeWarriors September 4, 2014, 12:48 am
    I just bought endive at the store and was thinking I would put either tuna salad or a chickpea dish in the endives. But you just reminded me how much I love egg salad. Oh man I haven't had that in awhile. Talk about childhood memories from food! Yum. I've never had curry powder in my egg salad but that sounds like a fun addition! Sam @ PancakeWarriors recently posted...WIAW – Best Sweet Potatoes EVER!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl September 4, 2014, 11:42 am
      Curry in egg salad is SO good!! And I have made a chickpea salad (here on my blog actually) and placed it in endive! You should check it out :)
  • Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies September 4, 2014, 7:02 am
    Egg salad is totally my jam. Love that you added veggies into the mix! (and I always appreciate a couple dashes of curry powder, you know how to make it right!) Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies recently posted...Microwave Pancakes (Vegan and whole wheat!)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl September 4, 2014, 11:43 am
      Egg salad that isn't made with curry powder is just NOT as good as it could be. I LOVE it that way!
  • CARLA September 4, 2014, 7:32 am
    OH YOU HAD ME AT EGGGGGGGG. CARLA recently posted...Hopscotch with me.My Profile
    • Missy September 4, 2014, 10:51 am
      You had me at Vegenaise. (0: I do love egg salad but only if it has the veggies in to (celery, etc) because once you have that crunch there aint no going back I discovered. Curry powder though? That's new! Will try.
      • ClnEatingVegGrl September 4, 2014, 11:47 am
        Vegenaise is the BEST! I could eat it right out of the jar!! ;) And you must try adding in curry.. it is the best!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl September 4, 2014, 11:44 am
      Haha!!! I'm glad there are so many other egg enthusiasts out there!! ;)
  • Joanna @Makingmine September 4, 2014, 8:15 am
    I'm not typically an egg salad lover, but I DO love eggs! The curry in this make me interested to try it though! Joanna @Makingmine recently posted...new workout routine + AMRAP bar giveawayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl September 4, 2014, 11:48 am
      Do it!! You will find other egg salad recipes with curry powder in them... I like to think those people know what is up when it comes to good egg salad! ;)
  • Christine@ Apple of My Eye September 4, 2014, 10:27 am
    Mhmmm aren't eggs the best?! I love them in any form at any time of the day. Love how you incorporated so many veggies into this recipe! I bet it has great texture and flavor!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl September 4, 2014, 11:49 am
      It really does have a great texture! I love adding the veggies for that factor and because they bulk up the salad while adding in nutrients. It's a win-win! Thanks for being a fellow egg lover :)
  • Katie @ running4cupcakes September 4, 2014, 12:58 pm
    Love eggs too. Just ate egg salad for lunch. YUM!! And quick and easy. :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl September 5, 2014, 2:51 pm
      It is definitely one of the easiest lunches to make. Maybe that is why I make it so often... I get lazy ;)
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul September 4, 2014, 1:19 pm
    Omg I want to eat this right now!!! Delicious! Erin @ Her Heartland Soul recently posted...Our Wedding PhotosMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl September 5, 2014, 2:52 pm
      Thanks Erin!! Let me know if you try it :)
  • Diana @sosmallsostrong September 4, 2014, 6:55 pm
    I don't have an egg salad recipe but this one could go into my egg arsenal! I do, however, have a serious love for eggs...I'M WITH YOU GIRL! Diana @sosmallsostrong recently posted...Protein PB&J Granola BarsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl September 5, 2014, 2:53 pm
      Eggs are the best!! I am glad to hear/read that there are so many other egg lovers out there. I think you need to give this egg salad a try. It might become one of your faves!
  • Ashley September 4, 2014, 7:11 pm
    Yay for eggs! I love love them too! I don't know why but I never think to make egg salad. This sounds so good with all the veggies in it! I need to make this to spice up my lunches! Ashley recently posted...Cheesy Taco CasseroleMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl September 5, 2014, 2:54 pm
      This is the perfect lunch! I get bored really easily when it comes to lunch, but I also get lazy ;) Egg salad is definitely the perfect way to make something EASY and delicious.
  • Patty @ Reach Your Peak September 4, 2014, 7:15 pm
    Omg this just made me so hungy. Especially because I was just craving eggs for dinner. Definitely making this over the weekend! Patty @ Reach Your Peak recently posted...5 Low-Impact Exercise IdeasMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl September 5, 2014, 2:54 pm
      Let me know what you think!!! :)
  • Linz @ Itz Linz September 4, 2014, 9:23 pm
    i've never made egg salad but i do like it! Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted...10-Minute Dumbbell Burn WorkoutMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl September 7, 2014, 12:47 pm
      You should definitely try making your own! It is SO easy :)
  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl September 5, 2014, 7:28 pm
    Yum! Pinned and making this on food prep day. Your photos look great, too! Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl recently posted...Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars + Big Little Lies (a book review)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl September 7, 2014, 11:09 am
      Thanks so much, Kim! I hope you enjoy it :)
  • Katherine September 7, 2014, 11:15 am
    Okay, I've never been an egg salad girl, but this looks absolutely delicious. I'm seriously so unsure how you come up with recipes this amazing! I've missed reading your blog! I've totally just bookmarked 5+ recipes. I'd forgotten how incredible they are :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl September 7, 2014, 12:51 pm
      Haha, you are way too kind! I am so glad you are enjoying them! Let me know if you give this one a try :)
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien September 9, 2014, 10:55 am
    I actually adore egg salad but I hardly ever make it! I really need to hop on the vegan mayo train.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl September 9, 2014, 12:06 pm
      You should definitely make it more often since it is SO easy! And yes you do! Vegenaise is seriously the BEST. I hate regular mayo but I love Vegenaise.

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