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Healthy Boiled Egg Salad Recipe

HOW TO MAKE A HEALTHY BOILED EGG SALAD

The humble hard boiled egg is a versatile addition to any salad. At just 74 calories per egg (310 kJ), they are one of the healthiest foods you can eat.

A great boiled egg really comes down to timing. The cooking times for soft, medium or hard boiled eggs only differ by a couple of minutes, so make sure you have a timer nearby.

With bright ingredients and delicious roasted veggies, this simple boiled egg salad recipe is anything but boring.

Roast Cauliflower egg salad 0169 Preparation time 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets, large florets halved
  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 60g baby spinach leaves
  • ½ bunch radishes, thinly sliced
  • ½ bunch mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp currants

Dressing

  • ¼ cup tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and cracked black pepper

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C (fan-forced). Line a large oven tray with baking paper.
  2. Half fill a medium saucepan with cold water. Gently lower in eggs. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook for 5 minutes for medium boiled eggs. Simmer the eggs for 8 minutes for hard boiled eggs. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to iced water. Peel and set aside.
  3. Toss cauliflower and chickpeas in oil, salt and pepper on a prepared tray. Roast for 25 minutes, until cauliflower is tender and starting to brown around the edges.
  4. For the dressing, whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon, salt and pepper together until combined. Set aside.
  5. Toss radish, mint and currants though roast cauliflower and chickpeas. Top with halved eggs and drizzle with dressing.

Notes

  • Don't boil the water too hard for the eggs: a light simmer is all that you need.
  • Don't overcook the eggs, even for hard boiled eggs. The yolks will start turning grey and the whites will go rubbery.
  • To peel a hard boiled egg, crack the shell all over by tapping the egg on a hard surface, then roll the egg around in your hands to loosen the shell. Run the egg under cold tap water or dip it in a bowl of cold water to help remove the shell.
  • If cooking more than two eggs, make sure your eggs fit in the saucepan in a single layer.
  • Don’t just glance at the clock, set a timer to get consistent boiled eggs every time.

Hard or soft boiled? Find out how to make the perfect boiled egg here.