Spicy Egg Salad and Egg Salad Melt with a Kick!

Egg salad with a touch of heat! Perfect for lunch, a light dinner, snack or even breakfast!

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This egg salad is just a little spicy. I'm not a fan of "take your breath away and break out in a sweat spicy" but do enjoy a little heat every now and then. This recipe takes regular egg salad, but made with plain Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, and adds a little cayenne pepper and hot sauce to liven it up. Chopped celery adds a welcome cooling crunch.

 Spicy Egg Salad

Spicy Egg Salad

Eggs are such a great source of protein, supplying all 9 essential amino acids. Having a protein-packed breakfast and lunch can help you power through the day. Choosing something that is easy to prepare, affordable (15 cents per egg!) and delicious makes eating healthy a breeze! Simply add a whole grain such as bread or crackers, a piece of fruit and maybe some carrot or celery sticks and you're good to go!

 https://www.eggnutritioncenter.org

https://www.eggnutritioncenter.org


Spicy Egg Salad

Ingredients:

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • ¼ cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp hot sauce

Chop the hard-boiled eggs and place in a large bowl. Add the chopped celery. In a medium sized bowl add the yogurt, Dijon mustard, cayenne pepper and hot sauce. Stir to combine. Spoon over the chopped eggs and celery and gently mix.

Makes 4 servings

Why should tuna have all the fun?? Try an Egg Salad Melt with a Kick by scooping the Spicy Egg Salad onto a lightly toasted English muffin, top with a slice of Pepper Jack cheese and broil until bubbly.

 Spicy Egg Salad

Spicy Egg Salad

Use whole-wheat English muffins for whole-grain and fiber goodness!

 Egg Salad Melt with a Kick!

Egg Salad Melt with a Kick!


For another recipe with a touch of heat try the Buffalo Hummus!