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Egg Salad Boats.

May 8, 2012 by Carolina

One of my best friends is pregnant right now (Hi Marcy!) & I swear I’m having sympathy cravings, ha! My body’s been craving a lot of things I don’t typically crave lately, like egg salad for example.

I don’t eat eggs often but I do enjoy them when I do eat them, especially when made into egg salad. I was at home yesterday & desperately wanted an egg salad sandwich but didn’t have any bread at the house so I decided to make egg salad boats instead: crunchy, delicious & with less carbs!

Ingredients (Makes 4 boats)

3 large eggs, boiled

1/2 cup celery, finely chopped

1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped

1 tablespoon vegenaise (or mayonaise)

1/2 tablespoon coarse mustard (grainy)

Salt & pepper, to taste

4 large endive leaves

Paprika, to taste (optional)

I’m convinced the key to a great egg salad is how you boil the eggs. Just like poached eggs, boiled eggs have a technique all of their own. Here’s how to¬†boil perfect eggs for egg salad. In a pot, place the eggs & cover with cold water until they’re submerged about 1/2 inch or so & bring to a boil over high heat. Turn off the heat, cover the pot & let the eggs sit for 7 – 8 minutes. Remove the eggs from the water & place in an ice water bath for a couple of minutes to stop the cooking. Peel your perfectly hard boiled eggs to place in a mixing bowl.

Add celery, chives, vegenaise (mayo works well too), mustard, salt & pepper & mash all ingredients together with a fork. I like my egg salad with texture so I don’t mash them for long, just enough to fully mix ingredients together.

Place endive leaves on a serving plate & top with a generous amount of egg salad. Sprinkle paprika on top of the egg salad boats for a little color & smokey flavor. Buen provecho!

These are great to enjoy as a meal, a side or as finger food for a party. I guarantee you’ll love these!

Are you an egg salad fan?


Carolina is a marketing professional living in Orlando, Florida. Originally from Colombia, Carolina loves experimenting with different spices in the kitchen. When she's not cooking she loves to run, practice yoga and spend time with her dog Rocco. Carolina is passionate about travel and always has her suitcase packed and ready to go!

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