Egg Salad with Radishes & Chives

Welcome to July, my friends! I’m happy to report that Summer seems to be returning here in Ohio; an early Fall tried to sneak in for the past couple weeks with rain and cooler temperatures…take it easy, Fall. Your time will come all too soon enough! With the pleasant return of sunshine and warmth, I figured it was perfect timing to share another great salad dish! Egg salad is so simple to whip up and makes for a refreshing lunch on a lovely July afternoon! Like most salads, you can easily customize this to fit the preference of your own taste buds… leave this out, add that and so on 🙂

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I like the addition of radishes to this egg salad, because too often I end up throwing out radishes that grow in age simply for not having more ideas on how to use them past the generic salad topping or vegetable platter. Radishes provide some rad (too much? :)) health benefits as well! You may not know they have a high water content, lots of vitamin C and a respectable amount of phosphorus and zinc! Radishes are a nourishing low calorie food and this is the perfect time of year to add them to your meals!

Anyone one else have recipes using radishes to share? Let us know in the comments section!

Egg Salad with Radishes & Chives – courtesy of acouplecooks.com

Ingredients:

  • 8 eggs
  • 1 bunch Radishes
  • 1 bunch Chives
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt or Miracle whip
  • 1-2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • Alfalfa sprouts or Romaine lettuce
  • 8 slices Whole grain bread

Instructions:

  1. Boil 8 eggs, transfer to a bowl of ice water and allow to cool completely. You can also use eggs from the fridge that were boiled earlier in the day or previously.
  2. Peel and rinse your eggs. Chop roughly and add to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Rinse your radishes, thinly slice each one and add them to the bowl of chopped eggs.
  4. Rinse your chives, cut them using herb scissors and add them to the mixing bowl.
  5. Measure your yogurt/miracle whip, mustard and salt and add to the bowl.
  6. Toss all ingredients in the mixing bowl until they are well combined. Scoop a serving onto a slice of whole grain bread, top with sprouts or lettuce and finish with your second piece of bread. Enjoy!

As always, thanks for reading!!

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