Eggs: A Spring Food
Did you know eggs are more abundant in the spring time? I mean, it makes sense, since spring is mating season for many animals. Also, fun fact, did you know chickens don’t need roosters to lay eggs? We have kept chickens for years, and we get that question a lot. I asked it, too, when we first got chickens. Just like human women, chickens make eggs on their own, but it takes a rooster to fertilize the egg for it to grow to a baby chick.
Anyways, enough about the birds and the bees. I’m here today with a delicious egg salad recipe because eggs are plentiful, and chives are blossoming. Don’t the chive flowers look lovely on top? You can eat them along with the chive stalks. They have a more intense onion flavor, but still not as strong as a regular yellow onion.Jump to Recipe
Benefits of Eggs
Eggs are a wonderful food. They are a complete protein, which our bodies need for bone and muscle health. They supply choline, which is a necessary nutrient that supports energy production, brain health, and metabolism. Choose pastured eggs as often as you can.
I make this egg salad with some homemade mayonnaise, which is made with avocado oil and tastes so much better than the store bought stuff. However, if you don’t want to make your own mayo, I understand. There’s only so much from scratch we have time to do. I like this brand of mayo when I don’t have a chance to make my own.
I add Real Salt, which contains trace minerals that are beneficial to our health, along with some fresh pepper. Lastly, I add chives with their blossoms. Chives add a mild onion flavor and are low FODMAP for those who are following that diet.
To make perfect hard or soft boiled eggs, check out this post.
How to Serve Egg Salad
I love to have egg salad on top of a salad. That’s my absolute favorite. With fresh herbs, a splash of apple cider or white wine vinegar, and some olive oil, it just tastes so good to me.
Other favorite ways my family likes to enjoy it are on toast or in a sandwich. You can also add it to a spread with cheese, crackers, and veggies. I like to dip celery into egg salad and crunch it up.
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Here are other recipes to support your egg salad endeavors. Happy eating, everyone, and thanks so much for reading. Don’t forget to leave me a comment below to let me know how you liked this recipe, and please share it out!
Spring Egg Salad with Chives
- 10 hard or soft boiled eggs*
- 1/4-1/3 cup homemade mayo**
- 1 bunch chives with blossoms about 10 chives
- 1/4 tsp Real Salt
- fresh ground pepper to taste
- Peel eggs and cut them into quarters, then cut the quarters in half. Mix with mayo, chives, chive blossoms, salt, and pepper. Serve as you like.