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Turmeric Egg Salad Sandwich

Turmeric Spiced Egg Salad Sandwich recipe by SeasonWithSpice.com

Making turmeric a part of daily cooking can be intimidating to some, but the only intimidating part should be the risk of the intense yellow spice ending up on your white shirt.

Turmeric is surprisingly easy to use in every day dishes, has a myriad of health benefits, and has the magic of turning a simple, routine dish, into something you are excited to eat.

turmeric egg salad ingredients

Let’s take an everyday egg dish – omelettes, scramble eggs, deviled eggs, egg salad – and sprinkle a pinch of yellow turmeric powder into it. Instantly the dish is brightened and gives new meaning to “sunny-side up”!

Turmeric Spiced Egg Salad Sandwich recipe by SeasonWithSpice.com

I love egg salad, and recently I began mixing turmeric into the mayo (or plain yogurt) to dye the dish a yellowish-orange color, as well as add a subtle, warm peppery taste to the eggs. When I feel like adding more depth and heat, I sprinkle some cayenne, or for a more complex taste, a dash of curry powder. Regardless of the variation, you get a flavorful, yellow twist to an egg sandwich.

Turmeric Spiced Egg Salad Sandwich recipe by SeasonWithSpice.com

As I always say, Good looking food matters. Appetizing food can change your mood for the better, wake you up from afternoon sluggishness, and even help aid digestion.

And if you can gain the health benefits of turmeric too, well, that will brighten anyone’s day:)


Turmeric Egg Salad Sandwich by Season with Spice
Serves 2-3

What you’ll need:
5 hard boiled eggs - peeled and cut in half
1/4 cup mayonnaise or plain yogurt
1/2 tsp of Season with Spice's ground turmeric
1/2 small red onion - chopped
1 tbsp chives (optional)
Cucumber slices
Salt and black pepper to taste

Method:
1. In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, salt, and ground turmeric. Mix well.
2. Use a fork to mash the hard boiled eggs to your desired texture, then add in red onion (and chives), and stir in the mayonnaise mix.
4. Serve on toast or soft whole grain bread. Place cucumber slices on top and sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper.

Variations:
1. Feel free to use any type of onion - red, yellow or green.
2. Sprinkle cayenne on for a spicy kick, or a dash of our Sweet & Spicy Curry Powder for a new flavor.
3. Try spreading Dijon mustard or our all-natural wasabi (Mark’s favorite) on the bread for even more flavor.

6 comments:

Rosa May said...
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BiteMyCake said...

Great recipe! Something new for me

PencilKitchen said...

A new way to make egg salad!!! I am making these definitely!!

Debs @ DKC said...

I love turmeric and use it in so many dishes, never thought of it in egg salad though, it looks delicious too.

Montanamissy4u said...

Sooooo happy to see this. My oncologist wants me to add Tumeric to my diet, but I didn't know how to use it simply. Thank you...

Season with Spice said...

Wonderful to hear that the recipe will help you keep to your healthy diet! We are actually planning on featuring more easy recipes with turmeric, so stay tuned...

(You can also check out our recipe for Tuermic Tea: http://blog.seasonwithspice.com/2011/11/okinawa-turmeric-tea-health-benefits.html)

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