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!
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.
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!
Spicy Egg Salad
- 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.
Use whole-wheat English muffins for whole-grain and fiber goodness!
For another recipe with a touch of heat try the Buffalo Hummus!