7/19/10

egg salad w/ olives and sweet pepper relish


Has anyone been baking? I haven't. And lately I consider baking to be putting together a salad in this hot weather. Why? Because my body is baking while doing it. Heatwave indeed. I really don't mind the heat so much as the humidity we've gotten on the cape is brutal, like rainforest brutal you know? And I'm getting kind of tired of sleeping with A/C on; I miss those nice cool breezes at night.
So as of late we've been eating a lot of hummus rollups, salads, and sushi. I have not been eating ice cream as I had a bad cold and need to watch the dairy intake. But I have been enjoying those coconut milk ice creams by Turtle Mountain. Have you tried them? I was amazed at how much they tasted just like dairy and yet it's dairy free. My favorite is the chocolate/pb (of course, no surprise there).
So if you're like me these days and loathe turning the oven on, would rather stay in your bathing suit all day (yes all day morning to night just so you're prepared at a moments notice to jump in the pool or ocean). Well ok you have to turn the oven on for this one, to boil the eggs. This is a fast easy meal with my favorite way to eat: layers of flavor. Complete with black olives, sweet pepper relish, romaine lettuce all served on warm garlic Naan. It's also great with green olives and chopped pimentos too.
What do you like to put in your egg salad? Have you ever kicked it up a few notches?

42 comments:

  1. I love coconut milk ice creams! Have you tried Coconut Bliss? It is really good, too. Love the coconut and vanilla!

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  2. I did bake granola and bars this weekend. I can't stay away- baking is such great stress relief for me. That bread looks awesome. I usually don't do egg salad because I don't like mayo, but I'm all for an egg sammy!

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  3. Oh, I love a good egg-y sandwich. I never thought to put olives in there before and I think that would taste just awesome!

    Coconuts are just amazing, the milk, the oil, the meat - it's all good! I have tried another brand of coconut milk ice cream and it was very good! Peanut butter and chocolate would be my fave also!

    And I hear you on the heatwave front...although we did have a nice thunderstorm last night which cooled things off a bit.

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  4. Ohhhhh, yum!! I am a simple egg salad girl: Just egss and mayo, but I need to try your way.

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  5. I have been baking in my countertop convection oven. Don't know how I lived so long without it.

    This sammie looks like pure perfection girlfriend :)

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  6. That sandwich looks so yummy! I love sweet pepp relish.

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  7. Yum -- I love eggs salad. It's a cheap thrill that taste great, its easy to make, and chock full of protein.

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  8. First of all, I haven't had egg salad for so long - I totally have a craving now. I love the added olives and sweet pepper relish to this tasty sandwich.

    Second, I MUST find the coconut milk ice creams... I love anything with coconut!

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  9. The humidity lately has been seriously stifling. I can't take it.

    I love the layers in this! Not yo mama's egg salad for sure.

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  10. Que bueno se ve esto, muy apetitoso. Saludos

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  11. I can't go more than 3 days without baking...it hurts to much. THis looks really goooood

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  12. Oh, I can think of a couple things that would be total awesomeness in an egg salad! Sweet chili sauce or some sambal oelek, or perhaps layering that sandwich out with some fresh avocados, or how about some tasty kosher dill pickles?

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  13. LOVE coconut milk ice cream, i even made some myself last week :) i turned on my oven early this morning... trying to beat the heat. i usually go for tradition when it comes to egg salad, with lots of dijon :) what can i say, i love it!

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  14. I baked yesterday despite the insane heatwave this weekend, but I haven't cooked much. I love this egg salad with olives though. Mm, salty olives. Also love egg salad with salty bacon!

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  15. I usually don't like egg salad, but I think I am going to love your version! Great sammy!

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  16. Dawn- that sandwich is a thing of beauty. Love the colors and I bet it was amazing. THe relish brings it to a whole other level.

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  17. Nice photo. It looks delicious. I need to try that one oout for lunch.

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  18. I make egg salad the way my mom used to. With celery and mayo. I like living on the edge. :) This looks about 1 million times better than my version and I can't wait to try it. Come visit! It's 75 and perfect here.

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  19. such a colorful egg salad sammie. I like a handful of spinach, a couple strips of bacon and sometimes a spoonful of pesto. mmm!

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  20. i'm not a mayo fan at all but i don't let that stop me from eating easy classics like this!

    hard-boiled eggs, flaxseed oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice. maybe a bit of cayenne, paprika or cilantro,

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  21. i just made an egg salad using leftover dip made from sour cream/mayo. i do not recommend doing this - too salty!!!

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  22. Girl, you know how to eat an egg salad. This is a kicked up sammie and makes you forget about turning on the oven to make a meal. It's perfect for summer. I am going to try and find out more about those Turtle Mountain coconut pops. Giving up the dairy will be hard but those might just make it easier....and tastier.

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  23. Jesus woman that's a nice nice sandwich!!!

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  24. Oh, its been nasty hot here too so I've just been making Matt take me out to eat!

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  25. egg salad is our favorite take to the beach food - this version looks excellentomundo

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  26. It's getting so hot I know! Having said that, I've been using the oven for roasting, simple and I don't have to stay in the kitchen for long!

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  27. That egg salad looks divine. I don't know why but I've got the oven on all day today and I'm paying the price. Apartment is stifling hot and I'm sweating. But I just really wanted to make roast chicken and am testing popover recipes (which require super high heat!). Oven is off now - hopefully the apartment cools down before my husband's single friends who can't feed themselves come over for dinner. I should have made them egg salad sandwiches =)!

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  28. I've always enjoyed a good egg salad sandwich, but I've never had one that looked anywhere near as great as this! BLTs will now have to move over as my favorite, easy meal.

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  29. i like egg salad occasionally, but it has to be made pretty precisely. i know i'd love some sweet pepper relish as an accompaniment, and it sure makes for a lovely sandwich!

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  30. Goodness - I'm not one to ever want egg salad but that photo leaves me drooling. I have an intense craving for egg salad now. Delicious!

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  31. Egg salad is a rare treat. Maybe because boiling and peeling all those eggs can be annoying, BUT when it's all done, it's so good. Love to add dill, so maybe tossing in some olives will be a nice way to go Greek with it.

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  32. i will love to have a sandwich from you, the fillings are so generous :D

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  33. Lunch is severed!! Nice:)

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  34. Egg salad is the comfort food of sandwiches, isn't it? Cholesterol, be damned! ;)

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  35. That's a big looking egg sandwich. Bet it is yummy. Have you tried coconut jam. Check out my post. It's called kaya.

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  36. I haven't baked for a while either as the temperature is rising...but I really want to start making some bread. I don't remember when I last had egg salad...but yours definitely makes me feel hungry!

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  37. I never make egg salad because I was always afraid of the smell. One day I'll get get over it because this looks delicious.

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  38. That is one nice looking egg salad sandwich!

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  39. What a beautiful & stunning FABULOUS egg salad sandwich!!!


    Georgous pictures too!

    MMMMM,...Kisses from Brussels!

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  40. Love egg salad and yours has a twist! :)

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  41. I love egg salad...and this looks awesome Dawn! girl, you give me such great ideas!

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  42. I love your photos and this egg salad looks terrific. Have you made your own naan? I'm tempted to try to see how it compares to Fabulous Flats Naan.

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