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How to Make a Delish After-Easter Egg Salad

How to Make a Delish After-Easter Egg Salad

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How to Make a Delish After-Easter Egg Salad

Every year in my house, Easter Sunday is marked with a myriad of traditions. Blissful family time, fancy hats, a competitive hunt, and that age-old burning question: what the heck do we do with all of these eggs?! It’s all a dandy good time the Saturday before… sitting around with the kiddos, showing off your latest DIY egg decorating hack, and wondering which child is going to knock over the first bowl of dye. But the next day, once the excitement of Easter morning subsides and all of those bright and beautiful eggs are recovered and accounted for, the pile of hard-boiled art so cherished and doted on just one day prior, sits there forgotten and replaced by baskets overflowing with jelly beans, chocolate bunnies and trinkets.

Tragically, a couple dozen of these multi-colored and sticker-tattooed balls of nutrition will get tossed, no longer serving a purpose. But not anymore! This year, my family is starting a new tradition of salvaging our eggs and incorporating them into one of my favorite Easter celebrations—brunch. Making sure our Easter bounty is enjoyed to the fullest extent, we are challenging ourselves to come up with creative and delicious recipes that the whole family can enjoy. And we might learn a little lesson along the way, too.

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Teaching Your Kids About Food Waste

Long-suffering the guilt of Easter egg-cess, I was so thrilled that my children were on board with this idea. The task of incorporating our Easter eggs into a dish to be consumed by the whole family not only got them excited, but it also made them very aware of how wasteful our previous practices had been. Additionally, it got them thinking about other opportunities to be more mindful in the kitchen whenever prepping food for other meals. They even promised to be more conscientious when pouring a bowl of cereal! The tangibility of this simple proposition most certainly got into my kids’ heads and showed promise of making them just a little more aware of their food waste going forward.

Americans make more than 200 million tons of garbage each year, with the average person creating over 4 pounds of trash every day and about 1.5 tons per year. 

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Put a Spin on an Old Classic

With everybody on board, it was time to get the creative juices flowing. The old burning question morphed into a new one: what the heck are we going to make with all of these eggs?!  In our own version of an egg toss, my kids and I started lobbing ideas back and forth to each other, each new suggestion yummier than the last. But ultimately, we landed on a tried and true traditional favorite, valued for its heartiness and ease of making. Egg salad sandwiches—but with a twist! My daughter Darla’s palate which spans the spectrum from Flamin’ Hot Cheetos to grilled salmon recently discovered curry. She has cooked with it a few times and demands periodic trips to her favorite restaurant, Himalayan Kitchen, so she can order up her curry craving du jour. A nod to enjoying her favorite spice, we decided to doctor up our egg salad recipe and brighten the flavor with some curry powder and other complementary ingredients. And wow, is it egg-cellent! We couldn’t be more thrilled with our newly-hatched plan and look forward to enjoying this recipe and more as our newfound tradition continues for many Easters to come.

Each year approximately 57 percent of Americans will participate in an egg hunt while 55 percent paint eggs.

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What You Need:

1 dozen hard boiled eggs

1 cup mayonnaise

4 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons curry powder

1 cup onion chopped

4 stalks celery chopped

1 cup raisins chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

12 slices of toasted white sandwich bread

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Serves 6

What You Do:

Carefully peel eggs and discard shells. Give eggs a quick rinse and pat dry being sure to remove all shell bits. Place eggs into a large mixing bowl. Using a fork, coarsely mash the eggs until yolks and whites are chopped. Add mayonnaise, mustard, and curry powder and mix until combined  Add onion, celery, and raisins and continue mixing until blended. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve on toasted white bread and enjoy.

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