What to do with all those extra Easter eggs? Make egg salad of course. Since you may have many extra eggs you can make a large amount of egg salad. This is a great idea for company and may be used for sandwiches, salads or as a dip with crackers. I love the way curry blends in with the taste of egg for a spicy kick.
Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods and a sacred food. They have been highly prized in all traditional cultures since forever. The yolks carry most of the nutrition: fat soluble vitamins—A, D, E, K—as well as choline, a nutrient absolutely essential for the brain. There are also about about 180 mgs of cholesterol. Don’t be afraid of cholesterol — it is essential for brain function and hormone production.
In addition, the white of the egg adds about 7 grams of a complete protein (having all eight essential amino acids).
Pasture Raised Chickens Produce Nutrient Dense Eggs
Pastured eggs have a rich vibrant yellow orange color that conventional eggs lack. The color tells you that this is a more nutrient dense product than the conventional egg. This egg is full of fat soluble vitamins as mentioned above, as well as B complex, and minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron and phosphorus.
The deeper the color, the more carotenes, such as lutein and zeaxanthin. These two carotenes have been identified as being essential to healthy vision by supporting the macula and preventing cataracts. They are also identified as helping to prevent breast and colon cancer.
Compared to eggs from conventionally raised, caged hens, eggs produced by pastured chickens have more omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E and vitamin A, naturally occurring vitamin D, along with notably higher amounts of folic acid and vitamin B12. All of these nutrients are essential for the developing embryo. And they are so nutritious for children and adults as well.
Eat your eggs. They’re good for you.
Curried Egg Salad
- 12 hard boiled or colored eggs (use your pastured eggs and then eat them)
- 2 stalks of celery minced (please use organic celery — it’s number two on the dirty dozen list)
- 1/2 tsp salt (where to buy sea salt and spice blends)
- 1/2 tsp curry powder
- 2 Tbsp mustard (prepared)
- 2 Tbsp homemade mayonnaise (how to make mayonnaise)
- Fresh parsley (optional)
- Mini Processor (where to buy a mini food processor)
- Place 2 – 4 of the hard boiled eggs in the mini processor and process until small pieces — remove to a bowl
- Repeat this until all the eggs are grated
- Minced the celery into small pieces and add to bowl
- Add the salt and curry — you may want to add more so taste it and add accordingly
- Add the mayonnaise and mustard and mix until thoroughly combined
- Place on a nice platter and serve with grain free breads, muffins, crackers, etc. — or other appropriate bread
- You can also serve with endive leaves or thin carrot sticks
Prep time: 10 minutes
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