EGG SALAD WITH CURRIED CAULIFLOWER PICKLES
Posted: Mar 24 2015
Egg salad often finds itself in and out of fashion. The blank canvas an egg provides makes it a prime contender for the latest cult herb or fermented vegetable. At it's best, however, this salad should really showcase the egg. A contrasting crunch, creamy binder, and a fresh note bring everything together in harmony. It scales up or down easily and is infinitely adaptable to whatever condiments, pickles, and seasonal vegetables you have on hand. And well-appointed egg salad will sit just as happily atop a slice of toasted artisanal bread as it will over a bed of the latest, trendy young greens.
The salad comes together in a matter of minutes, and benefits greatly from a short rest to let all the flavors get to know one another. Be sure to season well the first time around, and adjust for taste again if refrigerating before serving.
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4 large eggs
1/4 cup chopped, Curried Cauliflower Pickles
2 tbsp mayonnaise, yogurt, or sour cream
1 tbsp pickle brine
1 tbsp chopped dill
2 scallions, thinly sliced
4 small radishes, such as French Breakfast, chopped
1/2 tsp sea salt
In a small pot, cover the eggs with cold water by at least an inch, bring to a boil then place the lid on the pot and remove from the heat. Let stand 8 minutes then move to a bowl of ice water to stop them cooking. While your eggs cool, prepare the rest of the ingredients. In a bowl, add the mayo or yogurt (or combination of both), brine, dill, scallions, radishes, salt and stir to combine.
Crack and shell the hard-boiled eggs, then roughly chop and add into the bowl of your remaining ingredients. With a fork, fold and loosely combine the salad until your desired consistency. Taste for seasoning. The salad will be a little wet but will firm up in the refrigerator. Serve over greens, or sandwiched between two slices of whole grain bread.
Serves 2, generously.