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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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