Hard-boiled eggs are a spring and summertime favorite. They have a ton of vitamin A in them, and are the perfect snack for your daily protein intake. Not to mention, it’s really fun to crack the shell off hard-boiled eggs. But if you got a little carried away with your latest batch of hard-boiled eggs for this Easter season, we've got eight ways to use your leftovers so that there's no need to throw your hard-boiled eggs away. Plus, they are still good up until a week after they are boiled, if they are properly refrigerated.
Put them in salads. What better, simpler way to make use of hard-boiled eggs? Chef and Cobb salads are known for having hard boiled eggs in them, and adding a great protein like eggs on your salads will help you feel fuller until your next meal. The good part about hard-boiled eggs is that you can slice the eggs and distribute them throughout the salad.
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Put them in soups. Hard boiled eggs are perfect to put in certain types of soup, like this delicious recipe for Spanish Chickpea and Chorizo Soup or this Creamy Spanish Cold Tomato Soup.
Put them in sandwiches. Yes, they go great on a sandwich! Some people will be fine eating it bland, but if you want flavor, make sure your add some pepper or light sea salt. It’s sandwich bag friendly too for a quick lunch at work. Click here for a simple and tasty recipe.
Bake them in cookies: You are probably scratching your head about this being in your cookie mix, but there are a lot of cookie recipes out there at use these chopped up hard-boiled eggs in their mixture. The only difference between this and regular cookie dough in that the yolk is not in its liquid form, which results in a moist cookie!
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Eat them the original way — hard boiled: If you don’t have time and want to make things simple, you could eat the hard boiled egg as it is. You can eat them any time of the day and any way you please. Try topping it with some pepper and eat the solid yolk out with a spoon.
Turn them into deviled eggs: Everyone loves a good deviled egg to eat every once in a while. This is one of the most popular ways you can put hard-boiled eggs to good use. All you have to do is scoop out the yolk in the middle and add some mayo, mustard and a tad bit of salt and pepper. And to make deviled eggs even healthier you can use Greek yogurt instead of mayo.
>> Recipe: Healthy Deviled Eggs
Gribiche Sauce: This is basically a sauce that is made from hard-boiled eggs and mayonnaise. It can be used with fish, chicken or vegetables. The sauce contains lemon juice, white wine vinegar and many more ingredients. Check it out here.
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