The Easter holiday usually brings along an abundance of hard boiled eggs. My Sweet ‘n Tangy egg salad sandwich recipe is the perfect use for them! My version is packed with protein and great taste, but it’s lower in fat and calories than traditional egg salad. Come on in to the virtual kitchen and let me show you how easy this sandwich is to make!
A couple of weeks ago, I gave you a recipe for a kumquat poppy seed vinaigrette. That delicious dressing would make a beautiful appearance on any salad or over crisp Spring veggies, but it’s also the key to unlocking the unique flavor and healthy benefits in this egg salad sandwich recipe. You can get all of my #FoodFacts on kumquats in that post, but I’ll tell you again that they’re loaded with vitamin C, they’re naturally low in fat, and they’re not too high in natural fruit sugars, so it’s a citrus fruit that you might want to keep on hand. If you don’t shop at a grocery store with a large selection of produce, just ask your produce manager to order you some. I think you’ll love the tangy burst of sweet and tart that it’ll give you, and it pairs so well with the creaminess of the eggs.
Oh, speaking of produce managers, I’ve got a cute story for you! April 2nd was National Love Your Produce Manager® Day, and my friends over at Friedas Produce had a fun campaign on their social media pages. They asked us to publicly thank our favorite produce manager, using the #LYPM hashtag. I took the opportunity to thank my favorite PM, Dave at Festival Foods, thanking him in this Tweet:
— Becca ~ It’s Yummi! (@ItsYummi) April 2, 2014
I wasn’t sure if Dave used Twitter or not, but they have a fabulous social media manager, so I was hopeful that he’d get the message, and he did. What I didn’t realize, though, is that Frieda’s had a nice surprise up their sleeve for both Dave and I. Look what they Tweeted back to me the next day:
— Frieda’s Produce (@FriedasProduce) April 3, 2014
PRIZES?! I had no idea there was anything but fun involved, so giddy was the word of the day! I had great fun yesterday, when I stopped in to surprise Dave with his gift card from Frieda’s. He was super excited and ridiculously cute when he told me that he’d probably spend it buying produce!
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OK, now who’s hungry for this sweet ‘n tangy egg salad sandwich recipe? Grab your apron, because it’s time to get cookin’!
I kept this egg salad low in fat by removing a couple of the egg yolks after hard boiling them. The yolks are full of fat and calories, and the whites are full of healthy protein, so I usually try to remove at least 1 yolk (and sometimes 2) for every 4 eggs I use, even when I use them in omelets and quiches. You truly won’t notice the difference, I promise! I also lowered the fat and calories by substituting plain Greek yogurt for half of the mayonnaise in the recipe. The tangy zip from the yogurt is a great match to the sweetness of the vinaigrette and pickle relish. With less calories, less fat, and lots of sweet and tangy deliciousness, I’m hopeful that this will become your go-to egg salad sandwich recipe!
Sweet ‘n Tangy Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe
- 8 eggs
- 1 stalk celery, diced small
- 3 Tablespoons kumquat poppy seed vinaigrette
- 3 Tablespoons plain Greek yogurt or mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
- 1 teaspoon fresh dill weed or 1/4 teaspoon dried
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (more if desired)
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
- Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water.
- Bring eggs to a boil over high heat. As soon as water comes to a rolling boil, place a lid on the pan, remove from heat, and let eggs stay in hot water for 20-25 minutes.
- Drain and rinse immediately with cold water to stop the cooking process. To easily peel the eggs, place them back into the pan, put the lid back on, and shake them a few times (like you're cooking popcorn on the stove).
- Peel eggs and place the eggs Into a medium sized mixing bowl, but remove 2 of the yolks. The extra yolks will not be used for this recipe. (You may keep them in if desired, I removed them to reduce the fat and calories in this recipe.) Use a fork to break up and mash the eggs in the bowl.
- Add diced celery and all additional ingredients and use a spoon to stir and combine. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.
- Serving suggestions: Serve between slices of low carb, whole wheat bread, in lettuce cups, wraps, pita pockets, or stuffed into tomatoes.