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Friday, June 22nd, 2012

How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs and a Healthy Chef Salad Recipe

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs and a Healthy Chef Salad Recipe

I’m a huge fan of local, organic eggs. They are SO good for you, so easy to digest, and a great source of nutrition. One thing I have always struggled with is hard boiled eggs. I love them on top of salads but I never seem to cook them right. I recently tried this method from Lauren Conrad and it worked like a charm!

  1. Start with a medium saucepan of cold water. Place eggs in a single layer on the bottom of the pot.
  2. Over medium heat, bring the water to a rolling boil. Once the water is boiling, remove the pan from heat.
  3. Allow the water to cool enough so that you can comfortably put your hand in the water and then transfer eggs into a large bowl of water with LOTS of ice and a pinch of sea salt. Let the eggs to cool for about 10 minutes. And voila—perfectly cooked eggs!

hard boiled eggs in ice water

I used my HBE’s to make a delicious Chef Salad. You can use whatever toppings you like. Here’s what I used:

  • salad greens – I used romaine hearts
  • Shredded carrot
  • handful of grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 2 radishes cut into small disks
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 1/2 sweet onion, caramelized

To carmelize your onion: in a saucepan over medium heat, place onion slices and a little bit of water and cook until brown, about 10 mins. I always add a dash of salt as it helps to bring out the sweetness. You’ll need to watch the onions, add more water when the pan gets dray and turn as needed. Cook them until they are brown and translucent. They add a punch of flavor to any dish!

In a large bowl, add your romaine lettuce and top with veggies of choice. I created a homemade healthier Ranch Dressing that was fantastic! Recipe coming soon!

That’s it! A very simple, easy recipe that tastes great! If you’ve got picky eaters or are entertaining, make a salad bar with various toppings so everyone can create a salad to their liking. This is a perfect (and fast!) lunch or dinner in the summer time heat, simply delicious!

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13 Responses to “How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs and a Healthy Chef Salad Recipe”

  1. Krissy @ Make it Naked June 22, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    YES! That lunch looks awesome. And I think you’re right, the key to easily peeling HBEs is that ice bath. Makes ALL the difference. I sometimes get lazy and skip it…don’t do it.

    • Linda June 26, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

      so true!! Ice bath is KEY! xo

  2. Anonymous June 22, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    MMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Anonymous June 22, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    MMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Felicia June 22, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    This is my exact kind of salad! Love it! Luckily I have chickens, so we get fresh eggs every day. Nothing compares!!
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    • Linda June 26, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

      Fresh eggs are the BEST!!

  5. Anonymous June 22, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    I was just wondering if you would post a “perfect hard boiled eggs” 😉 thanks!

  6. Anonymous June 22, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    Thank you Linda, I am going to make this for dinner tonight…I only use vinegar on my salads, I’m wondering how will it taste with the eggs?

  7. K. Huls June 22, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    Did you put a dressing on it?

  8. Anonymous June 22, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    I had eggless egg salad made with tofu and veganaise. Tastes just like egg salad and totally vegan.

  9. Anonymous June 25, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    Racquel Harris, try it and see!

  10. Anonymous June 25, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

    I made this except I use KALE!!! My husband said it was the best salad ever. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas. I have started juicing and being more aware of what I am putting into my body. THANK YOU so much!!!

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