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Springtime Egg Salad – Recipe!

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If your house is anything like mine, you must have a dozen or so dyed Easter Eggs lying around and what better way to use up those eggs, than with a Springtime Egg Salad.  Egg Salad is something most of us already know how to make, but today – with hard boiled eggs still on the brain – I thought I would share my recipe.

Egg salad is usually a mixture of chopped eggs and herbs with a dollop or two of mayonnaise.  What makes my egg salad truly satisfying, is a spoonful of good Dijon mustard, dried thyme leaves and chopped capers.  This mix of ingredients, adds an herbal note of Spring and a slight tang.  I tend to use light mayonnaise, instead of full fat mayo to make it less heavy, so you can actually taste the eggs.

This salad is a perfect lunchtime treat layered between two slices of multi-grain bread or on top of fresh greens at a ladies luncheon or picnic – just make sure to keep the salad cold. Also,  Springtime Egg Salad makes a great dip with crackers before a casual party or barbecue.

Ingredients

12 hard boiled eggs, peeled

1 tablespoon capers

2 stalks celery

1/2 cup light mayonnaise + more for bread

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

multi-grain bread, optional

mixed greens, optional

(Serves 6)

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To Prepare:

1. Peel eggs and dice into chunks, add to a large bowl.  Slice the celery very thinly and rough chop the capers.

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2.  Add the capers and celery to the diced eggs, along with the mayonnaise, mustard, thyme, paprika, salt and pepper.  Stir until the salad is combined.

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3.  If making sandwiches, spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on top of each slice of bread and dollop about 1/2 cup of Springtime Egg Salad on top.  Slice the sandwich in half and serve with fresh fruit.

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