If you don’t already read/subscribe to Serious Eats, you are dumb. If you check it out now/sign up, I will forgive you. Serious Eats is an awesome foodie site that features recipes, restaurant reviews, tips & tricks, quizzes, and videos. You can sign up for newsletters or just check out the site directly. One of the columns, Dinner Tonight, features quick & easy recipes five nights a week. Last Friday’s recipe was for Curried Egg Salad With Arugula And Pistachios. At first I was like, “UM that is SICK.” But then I remembered how much I love eggs, arugula, and pistachios. Curry could be loved too, I guess.
The recipe sounded simple enough for me to whip after the gym – I like that. Here’s my version with healthier modifications.
What you need:
- 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
- 4 hard-boiled egg whites, chopped
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, 0%
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios
- 2 cups baby arugula
- salt & pepper
Or, if you’d like to make this a sandwich, stuff a bread thin or pita:
Yum! Don’t be intimidated by the curry – it adds a twist to your typical egg salad and with all the flavor, you won’t miss the mayo. At first I was surprised that the recipe calls for salt, as it was already an ingredient in my curry powder. You could leave it out, but I think it needs just a dash. The peppery arugula adds a nice bite along with a boost of Vitamin A, C, Calcium, and Iron. If arugula is too flavorful for you, add spinach to your mix.
Here is the nutritional information for half of the egg salad + 1 cup of arugula:
While I was taking pics, my roommate started cooking his dinner. Boding is a very clean eater – he eats more vegetables than anyone I know. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen him eat chicken + broccoli + rice for dinner. Tonight he was out of rice. What did he have for his carb?
After my last post, I received a question on my Formspring page. Someone asked,
How do you know so much about food and what’s good for you?
Honestly, I just read a lot. From paid subscriptions, free magazines at grocery stores, flyers at the gym, to endless websites, I will read anything and everything health-related. I have no education in health other than what I read on my own time and from my own experiences. I am very passionate about food – for both enjoyment and nourishment.
Magazines I read: