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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Chipotle Egg Salad

In my quest to get the Mr's protein up to par, I made a dish that is easy to make and big on flavor.  He seriously flipped for this and is awaiting my next batch.

Traditional egg salad uses mayo and I like mine that way too but I wondered how hummus would taste as the binder.  In addition to more flavor and less sodium, you get more product for the same calories.  Yes please!

Chipotle Egg Salad
Makes 3 servings

6 eggs
2 tbsp red pepper hummus
1 serving La Costena Chipotle Peppers and 1 1/2 tbsp of the adobo sauce

So I started with cold water, brought the eggs to a boil then turned them off...

...and totally forgot about them for two hours.  Amateur.

So what should've been gleaming, perfectly peeled hard boiled eggs looked like birds had pecked them.

Yes, I know all the tricks and the vinegar and all that jazz but in the end it doesn't matter because it's all getting hacked up anyway so vanity went out the door.

I opened a can of La Costena Chipotles in adobo sauce.

I grabbed my red pepper hummus. (Sabra has the same nutritional info if you have that in your area)

I got to hackin' the eggs.

I seeded and diced two large peppers.

I added the peppers, 1 1/2 tbsp of the adobo sauce and 2 tbsp. of the hummus.

Give it a goodly stir until combined.

Wrap it in a lettuce cup, top your favorite salad, melt a thin slice of cheese over it on a slice of sprouted bread or whatever your little heart desires!

Nutritional Info per serving:  Calories  174  Total Fat 12g Sat Fat 4g Poly Fat 2g Mono Fat 4g  Cholesterol 372mg, Sodium 309mg  Potassium 138mg Total Carbs 4g  Fiber 1g Sugars 1g  Protein 13g  Vitamin A 22%  Calcium 4%  Iron 10%

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  1. This is awesome in with my salad. Love the fact that you used hummus in it instead of mayo. As much as I love mayo (Miracle Whip light) I know I need to use it sparingly so this was a great mix and I am looking forward to the next batch :-)

    1. I'll get on it! I wasn't sure how you'd like it given your indifference on the peppers in other things but when you said you were looking forward to it on day 3, I knew I had a hit! :)

  2. Hmmmmm. Hmmmm indeed. You might be onto somethin' here....

  3. Look yummy! I could definitely give this a shot. Not sure hubby would go for it, I've tried subbing out mayo in other recipes and he's not a fan, and kiddo isn't a fan of spicy in general - but I could totally do this for my own lunches.

    1. It's got a nice little kick to it that only gets a little 'kickier' with each day!

  4. Wow. Adding hummus sounds truly inspired. As much as I love mayo I'm not a fan of cooked eggs but I think the texture of eggs and hummus would be really good together, especially my grainer homemade hummus. I'm going to have to try this one soon. Thanks!

    1. It was! My honey inspired me to try something a little different to get that protein up there as much as possible. I guess I'll have to be buying more eggs at the store at our usual run! :-)

  5. OMG, genius! I hate mayo which is why I've steered clear from egg salad - definitely putting this on the short list of things to make. :D

    1. Well steer clear no more because this could be your new favorite dish! :-)


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