Favorite SUMMER Deviled Egg Salad

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Egg salad sandwiches and deviled eggs are a classic when it comes to easy recipes. They are great to have for lunch or to serve at gatherings since everyone seems to love egg salad. Instead of eating deviled eggs on their own or eating egg salad in a sandwich, Melissa from Chin Deep came up with the brilliant idea to combine the two together to create a yummy deviled egg salad. So this egg salad can be a perfect filling for sandwiches, lettuce wraps and regular wraps. It would also be a great topping for a lettuce salad as well. Usually, to make a deviled eggs recipe, you will hard boil the egg and then separate the yolk from the white by slicing the egg in half and then scooping out the yolk to mix with other ingredients. Then the creamy yolk filling gets put back in the spaces left in the egg whites. If that sounds like too much work for you, then this easy salad recipe will be a better recipe for you to try out since everything in the recipe just gets put into one big bowl.

Hard-boiled eggs are really quite easy to make, and it's a nice idea to have some in your fridge to use for easy salad recipes like this. The best eggs to buy are organic eggs from free-run, pasture-raised chickens. These chickens are not only treated better they are fed a healthier diet than caged chickens are. To be healthy, chickens need to be able to be free instead of in close quarters with each other. Another reason why organic pasture-raised eggs are the best eggs to buy is because they aren't given hormones or antibiotics given to them like the caged chickens would be given. If you wonder about the colour of your egg yolk and why it might be light or dark, it's based on what the chicken eats. Chickens that eat a natural diet of grass and grains will tend to have a nice, vibrant yellow yolk while other feed may give the eggs a duller yellow yolk. The best way to hard boil your eggs is to bring them to a boil in hot water and then let them boil for 12 minutes. Then, you can put the boiled eggs into an ice bath to cool them down completely before peeling them for your recipes. Or, you can just store them in the fridge to use or eat later. You can also cook eggs in the oven at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.

Melissa makes this easy salad recipe at least once a week. She also has some other great variations of an egg salad recipe including dilly egg salad, cream cheese egg salad and a curried egg salad that all sound amazing. For this recipe, you'll need a full dozen hardboiled eggs, onion, celery, sweet pickle relish or chopped sweet pickles, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, yellow mustard, garlic powder, mayonnaise or miracle whip and salt and pepper to taste. You can also omit certain ingredients or use healthier substitutions if you want. Omitting the sugar would make this recipe healthier and using a vegan mayonnaise would be great for those who don't eat eggs or who are vegan. For this easy salad recipe, you could also use gluten-free bread if you were going to make a sandwich out of it, or just make little lettuce wraps with pieces of butter or romaine lettuce. Try out this great egg salad recipe and other easy salad recipes from Melissa's website Chin Deep. She also has some great dessert recipes too.***

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