Sunday, May 22, 2011

Light Southwestern Egg Salad

I've always loved egg salad.  For breakfast on toast, as a sandwich for lunch or just straight out of the fridge.   I've always known it wasn't "the best" for me so I rarely make it.  When my best friend from home called me up and told me about this "light" egg salad I was all over it!  It's common sense but the more egg whites and the less egg yolks you use, the lighter it is.  Should have thought of that myself. :)


-10 eggs (you'll only use yolks from 3 eggs)
-1/2 cup diced red onion
-3 cloves minced garlic
-1/2 cup diced sweet peppers (red, yellow, orange or green)
-2 Tbsp light mayo
-2 Tbsp spicy mustard
-3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
-Cayenne pepper to taste

The first step to egg salad is boiling let's not screw this part up.  Place 10 eggs in a large pot and fill with COLD water. Hot water will make them crack.  Just make sure the water covers the eggs by about an inch of water.  Put on the stove over high heat. Once the water comes to a boil place a lid on the pot, remove from heat and set the timer for 11 minutes.

When the timer goes off, use a strainer or slotted spoon to removed the eggs.  Dunk them in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking.  This way you won't end up with gray and rubbery yolks!

Peel the eggs and remove the yolks from all but 3 eggs (6 halves if you can't do the math).

Put the egg white and yolk in a bowl and use a sharp knife to cut whites in small pieces (this part is fun, to be honest).

Add the diced sweet peppers, mayo, red onion, mustard, garlic, Parmesan cheese, cayenne pepper to taste and a few grinds of regular pepper. 

Stir and eat! I ate my egg salad right out of the bowl but it will probably taste better if you let the flavors meld together in the fridge for a few hours!


  1. The eggs are foods that almost all the people in this world often consume them. Generally, all types of eggs can be consumed, but are popular and many are consuming chicken eggs and duck eggs. In addition to the two types of eggs, which come from other poultry are quail eggs and ostrich eggs.

    One of the reasons many people to consume eggs is because of the nutrients found in eggs was very complete, such as protein, carbohydrates, calcium, essential amino acids, vitamins, biotin, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, iron, iodine, manganese, and zinc. With so abundant nutrient content, so do not hesitate to consume eggs.

    Most people in the world and particularly in Indonesia has a variety of ways to enjoy eggs, boiled, fried, omelet made, salted egg, and more creative again is as a cake. In addition to eating as a whole, there are also only eat the egg white and yolk alone. However, if you consume raw eggs, which can certainly benefit more. Here are 10 benefits of eating raw eggs for health:

    1. Benefits of eggs for muscle formation
    To build resep kentang goreng muscle you will look athletic not only with boiled egg whites only. By eating raw eggs, it also can build muscle and is suitable for those who are dieting. With complete nutritional content, eat raw eggs will make your muscles stronger and fuller.

    2. Non-fat and cholesterol
    Still fond of eating fried eggs? From now leave the eating habits of the bad eggs. Because egg fried will have high levels of saturated fat and cholesterol are quite high. But when enjoyed in its raw form, the eggs are free of both compounds are hazardous to health.

    3. Prevent cancer and heart disease
    Many who have done the research, and reveals resep sushi that consuming raw eggs naturally or could prevent cancer and heart disease. This happens because in the yolk are essential ingredients.

    4. Make healthy heart
    If you are afraid of the same thing of the heart, not wrong if you consume raw eggs. Because in raw eggs are rich in antioxidants that play a role in maintaining heart health. In two raw eggs, antioxidant two times higher than the apple.

    5. Improved mood
    If your mind is more chaotic and erratic, resep sosis ayam eating raw eggs is the right solution. Because raw eggs can improve mood. For compounds in egg yolk stimulate certain hormones that make mental health for the better.

    6. Preventing blindness and cataracts
    Cataract blindness that usually triggers it can be prevented by eating raw eggs, especially the elderly who are often attacked by both conditions. So start now to protect your eyes from the effects will develop cataracts.

    7. Cure lung disorders
    Besides preventing resep batagor blind eye and cataracts, in some cases, eating raw eggs were also potent cure disorders of the lungs, especially with emphysema.

    8. Provide energy
    By eating raw eggs, it means the same as giving the maximum energy in the body. According to nutrition experts, the body would not be difficult if you have to digest a raw egg because there are natural enzymes that help the digestive process.

    9. Maintain stamina
    For those of you less resep cimol powerful and less stable stamina, eating raw eggs is the right choice, raw eggs will make your stamina and strength grow again as a whole. It also can maintain hormonal balance, accelerates metabolism, and launch the circulatory system.

    10. Prevent Cancer
    Many have already proved that the nutrients contained in raw egg yolk such as tryptophan and tyrosine good for preventing cancer.

    May be useful for all of us.

  2. This looks so yummy! Can’t wait to try it! I’m cooking the next 2 weeks dinner using all your recipes! Now I’ll have to make some adjustments to next weeks..

  3. Delicious egg salad. Good for tomorrow lunch. Great recipe. Thanks.


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