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Curried Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps

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Curried Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps

A Fridge-Clearing Superstar

Egg salad is one of those delightfully versatile dishes that can save the day when your refrigerator is looking a bit bare. I mean, who doesn’t have a few hard-boiled eggs lying around, just waiting to be repurposed into something amazing? That’s where this curried egg salad comes in – it takes the classic egg salad formula and kicks it up a notch with the warm, aromatic flavors of curry powder.

As the brilliant folks at Food52 put it, “Egg salad is a really fantastic go-to when your fridge is all but empty. I usually have eggs, so making a salad for lunch or dinner is an easy way to use up ingredients. This recipe is pretty traditional, but I’ve added some curry powder and cumin to give it a little something extra.”

Curried Perfection

Now, I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a curry fiend. There’s just something about that warm, earthy, slightly sweet spice blend that I can’t get enough of. So, when I first stumbled upon the idea of a curried egg salad, I knew I had to give it a try. And let me tell you, the results were nothing short of flavor perfection.

The key, I found, is to strike the right balance between the creamy, tangy mayonnaise and the bold, complex notes of the curry powder. You want just enough of that curry flavor to tantalize your taste buds, without overwhelming the delicate richness of the egg salad. A touch of cumin adds an extra layer of depth, while a bit of celery provides a welcome crunch to keep things interesting.

A Versatile Lunchtime Star

One of the best things about this curried egg salad is its versatility. You can serve it up in so many delicious ways – as a sandwich filling, scooped onto crackers or veggie sticks, or, my personal favorite, nestled into crisp, cool lettuce leaves for the ultimate guilt-free wrap.

As Vicki from Victoria’s Healthy Bites puts it, “This curried egg salad is an easy, creamy, delicious lunch that’s perfect for sandwiches, wraps or lettuce wraps or with crackers and veggies.” And I couldn’t agree more.

Make-Ahead Magic

Another thing I love about this recipe is that it’s a total make-ahead wonder. Simply whip up a big batch at the beginning of the week, and you’ve got a flavorful, protein-packed lunch option ready to go whenever hunger strikes. As Kathryn from Family Food on the Table notes, “This egg salad keeps for 2-3 days, covered, in the refrigerator.”

So, whether you’re looking for a quick and easy lunchtime solution or just want to try something new and exciting with your hard-boiled eggs, I highly recommend giving this curried egg salad a try. It’s a flavor-packed adventure in every bite, and I guarantee it’ll become a new lunchtime favorite.

Curried Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps: The Recipe

Now, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty and dive into the recipe, shall we? Here’s what you’ll need to recreate this delicious curried egg salad at home:

– 8 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
– 1/2 cup (120 ml) mayonnaise (or a mix of mayonnaise and plain Greek yogurt)
– 2 teaspoons (10 ml) curry powder
– 1 teaspoon (5 ml) ground cumin
– 1/4 cup (60 ml) finely chopped celery
– Salt and pepper to taste

1. In a medium bowl, gently combine the chopped hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, curry powder, cumin, and celery. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
2. Stir everything together until well mixed.
3. Serve the curried egg salad in crisp lettuce leaves, or use it as a filling for sandwiches, on crackers, or with veggie sticks.

I hope you enjoy this flavorful and versatile curried egg salad as much as I do! And remember, if you’re looking for more delicious recipe inspiration, be sure to check out Home Cooking Rocks – your one-stop-shop for all things tasty and homemade.


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