This turmeric egg salad recipe is a healthy and delicious way to have a high protein lunch or snack. Turmeric adds a nice boost of nutrition and anti-inflammatory action!
As a kid, the only way I would eat the white of an egg is if it was hard-boiled.
I remember my aunt chiding me when I scooted the white of a fried egg to the side of my plate. 'That's where all the protein is!', she'd say.
Now, eggs are one of my favorite foods!
They're packed FULL of nutrition, including protein, vitamin A, and choline, which is great for the nervous system and liver.
In my recent quest for new lunch recipes, I created this delicious egg salad, to which I added turmeric.
It's a great twist on a classic recipe, and I hope you'll give it a shot.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Prepared mustard - Dried mustard powder will work; use half the amount.
- Scallions - Celery makes a good substitute!
- Salt and pepper
How I hard-boil my eggs
I'll quickly tell you how I hard-boil my eggs (which is not very scientific, but it works for me!), followed by a couple of other bloggers' posts that go into much more detail!
I heat a pot of water in a saucepan and when I begin to see tiny bubbles, I gently add in my eggs. Then, I bring the water to a boil and quickly lower it to a simmer once it's bubbling.
After this, I set a timer for 10 minutes and let them gently bubble for the entire time.
Once the timer goes off, I drain the water from the pot, catching the eggs with a sieve. I then fill the same pot with cold water from the faucet and add the eggs back in, letting them sit in the water for 3-5 minutes. Then, I peel them!
This is not the most precise way, but it works for me!
I've tried myriad 'fool-proof' methods, including baking soda, salt, and vinegar in the boiling water, ice baths, shaking them in a cup, etcetera, and nothing has worked well enough that I've stuck with it.
That said, here are a couple of highly rated posts on hard-boiling eggs that may help:
This isn't rocket science, but here's how I make my egg salad!
First, I mash the hard-boiled eggs to the consistency I like, which tends to be on the chunkier side.
Then, I mix in everything else! Easy, peasy.
If you're a stickler for chunks of yolk, mix the yolks with the mayo and mustard FIRST, then add in the chopped whites and the remaining ingredients.
A few ways that I like to eat this egg salad include:
- As a sandwich using Ezekiel bread
- With my Homemade Crackers
- By itself as a quick, high protein snack
If you like eggs, try my Simple Cabbage and Eggs for dinner! It's one of my favorite light meals.
Turmeric Egg Salad
- 4 hard-boiled eggs
- 2 ½ Tablespoons mayonnaise
- ½ teaspoon prepared mustard
- 1 Tablespoon scallion chopped fine
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1-2 dashes or pinches dried turmeric
- Mash the eggs with a fork to your desired consistency.
- Add in the remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Serve as is or with bread or crackers.
If you have a chance to try this recipe, please leave a star rating and a comment below letting me know how you liked it!
Shared with: Full Plate Thursday