Monday Musings + Egg Salad

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Christina Ross
Christina Ross
I'm a human being on planet earth. I've lived hundreds of lifetimes. In this incarnation I'm here to advance medicine.

Monday mornings can be a bit of a drag, but what better way to start your week than with some delicious and nutritious food? We’ve got just the recipe to kickstart your week – a hearty and satisfying Egg Salad.

This dish not only offers a burst of flavors but is also a breeze to prepare. So, let’s dive into this Monday Musings + Egg Salad recipe and add some zest to your start-of-the-week routine.

Name:Monday Musings + Egg Salad
Prep Time15 minutes
Cooking Time12 minutes (for boiling eggs)
Total Time27 minutes
Servings4 servings
Yield4 cups
Monday Musings + Egg Salad

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This week’s assignment for The Back Burner is “fast & delicious”… so I just had to go with my stand-by easy lunch: egg salad.

Monday Musings + Egg Salad


  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Boil the Eggs

  • Place the eggs in a saucepan and cover them with cold water.
  • Bring the water to a boil over high heat.
  • Once the water boils, remove the saucepan from the heat, cover it, and let the eggs sit for about 9-12 minutes for hard-boiled eggs or 6-8 minutes for slightly softer yolks.
  • After the desired cooking time, transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water to cool quickly.

2. Prepare the Dressing

  • In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, chopped celery, red onion, and fresh parsley.
  • Season the dressing with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the seasoning to your preference.

3. Peel and Chop the Eggs

  • Once the boiled eggs are cool, peel them and chop them into small pieces.

4. Combine and Toss

  • In a large bowl, combine the chopped eggs and the prepared dressing.
  • Gently toss the ingredients until the eggs are well coated with the dressing.

5. Assemble the Salad

  • To serve, line a plate or bowl with fresh lettuce leaves.
  • Spoon the egg salad onto the lettuce.
  • Garnish with sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocado (if using).
  • Serve the egg salad as a sandwich by placing it in a crusty bread roll or wrap, if desired.

6. Enjoy

  • Your Monday Musings + Egg Salad is ready to be devoured! It’s perfect for a quick and nutritious lunch or a light dinner.

Estimated Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories: 200 kcal
  • Total Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 223mg
  • Sodium: 273mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 11g

Please note that these nutritional values are approximate and can vary based on specific ingredients and portion sizes used. It’s always a good idea to calculate nutrition based on the exact ingredients you use in your recipe.

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