We eat a lot of eggs in our house. A LOT. I bake with them, Lily eats one for breakfast most days of the week, I often incorporate one or two into my lunch, and John makes wicked good breakfast sandwiches on the weekend.
Eggs are one of the foods I buy every week and always have on hand.
So when I was offered the opportunity to participate in the Nellie’s Cage Free Eggs campaign via BlogHer, I jumped at the chance.
|NameBuffalo Blue Egg Salad with Nellie’s Cage Free Eggs (+ $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway)|
|Prep Time||15 minutes|
|Cooking Time||12 minutes (for boiling eggs)|
|Total Time||30 minutes (including cooling and assembling)|
|Yield||2 cups of Buffalo Blue Egg Salad|
Nellie’s Cage Free Eggs come from humanely raised hens that are given plenty of space to move about freely, as well as shelter in clean and well-ventilated barns located on small family farms (<– click the link to read about some of the farmers!). The hens are handled gently to keep stress at a minimum; they are fed high-quality nutritious feed without antibiotics and hormones, and are given plentiful pure fresh water. The hens’ feed contains a healthy amount of flaxseed, which in turn produces eggs with extra heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
It’s no question that hens treated this well are bound to produce superior eggs, both in terms of nutrition and taste.
Nellie’s Cage Free Eggs are perfect for those who care about the welfare of animals and place a high priority on knowing that their eggs were raised without cruel factory farm conditions. In fact, Nellie’s was America’s first Certified Humane egg producer and the first “B-Corp” certified Farm!
They truly do carry “a kinder kind of egg”.
I – for one – love knowing where my food is coming from, and with Nellie’s, I know the eggs that I’m feeding my family come from healthy and happy hens.
We’ve been enjoying the eggs as we usually do; but one meal sticks out as especially delicious, and I want to share the recipe with you!
Egg salad is a quick, easy, filling, and – most importantly – delicious lunch. It’s one of my go-to midday meals when I can’t think of what else to make. Classic egg salad is perfect in-and-of-itself, but it can be fun to add some unexpected punches of flavor; and that’s precisely what I did in this case.
Spicy buffalo sauce and creamy blue cheese take the egg salad up a few notches. I prefer a crunchy/crispy accompaniment to my egg salad, so I served this buffalo blue version with sweet fresh carrot sticks.
- 6 Nellie’s Cage Free Eggs
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons buffalo sauce
- 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
- 1 green onion, finely chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley for garnish
- Optional: Lettuce leaves and bread for serving
Hard Boil the Nellie’s Cage Free Eggs
Start by placing the Nellie’s Cage Free Eggs in a single layer in a saucepan. Cover the eggs with water and bring it to a gentle boil over medium heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 10-12 minutes. After that, transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water to cool before peeling.
Peel and Chop the Eggs
Gently tap each egg on a hard surface to crack the shell, then carefully peel the eggs. Once peeled, chop the eggs into small pieces and place them in a mixing bowl.
Prepare the Dressing
In a separate bowl, mix the mayonnaise and buffalo sauce until well combined. Adjust the buffalo sauce to achieve your desired level of spiciness.
Combine the Ingredients
Add the chopped celery, green onion, and crumbled blue cheese to the chopped eggs. Pour the buffalo mayonnaise dressing over the ingredients and gently mix until everything is evenly combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Chill and Serve
Cover the bowl and refrigerate the Buffalo Blue Egg Salad for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. When ready to serve, garnish with fresh parsley and spoon the egg salad onto lettuce leaves or between slices of your favorite bread.
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Estimated Nutrition Per Serving
|Nutrition||Amount Per Serving|
|– Saturated Fat||5g|
|– Dietary Fiber||0.5g|
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