Egg salad sandwiches are a classic lunch option that is both delicious and nutritious. They are also very easy to make, making them a great choice for busy weeknights.
This recipe for egg salad with turkey bacon bits is a healthy twist on the classic egg salad sandwich. Turkey bacon bits are lower in calories and fat than traditional bacon, but they still add a delicious smoky flavor to the sandwich.
The ingredients for the egg salad sandwich
Hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped: Hard-boiled eggs are eggs that have been cooked in boiling water until the whites are solid and the yolks are firm. They are a good source of protein and healthy fats.
Mayonnaise: A popular condiment for sandwiches, salads, and other dishes. Mayonnaise is a good source of fat and protein, but it is also high in calories. It adds a creamy texture to the eggs.
Dijon mustard: Dijon mustard is a type of mustard made from brown mustard seeds, white wine, and other ingredients. It has a sharper, more complex flavor than yellow mustard. Dijon mustard is a popular ingredient in dressings, sauces, and marinades. It adds flavor and a hint of acidity.
Salt, to taste: Remember that much salt can be harmful to health, so it is important to consume it in moderation. The bacon and the mayonnaise contain salt, so only add it if necessary.
Black pepper, to taste: It has a strong, pungent flavor and is a popular ingredient in many dishes. Black pepper is a good source of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Turkey bacon bits: Small pieces of cooked turkey bacon. They are a lower-fat and lower-calorie alternative to traditional bacon. Turkey bacon bits are made from turkey meat that has been cured and smoked. They are then cut into small pieces and cooked until crispy. Turkey bacon bits can be used in a variety of dishes, such as salads, sandwiches, and soups.
NouBess hot and spicy sauce: NouBess hot and spicy sauce is a type of hot sauce made from chili peppers, lemon juice, and other ingredients. It has a sharp, spicy flavor and is a popular condiment for many dishes. If you’re using this hot sauce, there’s no need to add salt and pepper.
Slices of whole-wheat bread: A good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Use your preferred bread.
Lettuce and tomato, optional: Lettuce and tomato are two popular vegetables that are often added to sandwiches. Lettuce is a good source of fiber and vitamins A and C and can be replaced with mixed greens or baby spinach. Tomato is a good source of vitamins A and C. They add more texture to the sandwich.
Making an open-faced egg salad sandwich
To make an open-faced egg salad sandwich with a bagel, simply follow the instructions for the egg salad recipe, but instead of spreading the egg salad mixture onto two slices of bread, spread it onto one toasted bagel half.
Here are some of the benefits of turkey bacon bits:
- Lower in fat and calories: Turkey bacon bits are lower in fat and calories than traditional bacon. This makes them a healthier choice for people who are trying to lose weight or reduce their fat intake.
- More nutritious: Turkey bacon bits are more nutritious than traditional bacon. They are a good source of protein and niacin.
- Less processed: Turkey bacon bits are less processed than traditional bacon. They do not contain any added nitrates or nitrites.
- Versatility: Turkey bacon bits can be used in a variety of dishes, such as salads, sandwiches, and soups. This makes them a convenient and versatile ingredient.
However, it is important to note that turkey bacon bits are still a processed food. They should be consumed in moderation as part of a healthy diet.
Notes and Tips:
- For a creamier egg salad, add a little more mayonnaise.
- For a more flavorful egg salad, add a splash of pickle juice or Dijon mustard.
- If you don’t have turkey bacon bits, you can substitute chopped cooked bacon or ham.
- For a spicier sandwich, add more NouBess hot and spicy sauce to taste.
- If you don’t have NouBess hot and spicy sauce, you can substitute another hot sauce of your choice.
- For a healthier sandwich, use whole-wheat bread and low-fat mayonnaise.
- For an extra crunchy sandwich, add some chopped celery or onion to the egg salad mixture.
- For a spicy sandwich, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or chili powder to the egg salad mixture.
- For a vegetarian sandwich, omit the turkey bacon bits and add some chopped avocado or chickpeas to the egg salad mixture.
No matter how you make it, an egg salad with turkey bacon bits sandwich is a delicious and nutritious lunch option. It is also a great way to use up leftover hard-boiled eggs.
- 4 eggs
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- ½ teaspoon Bavarian mustard or regular mustard
- Salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
- Noubess Original Hot and Spicy Sauce to taste, optional
- Place the eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and cover with cold water.
- Bring the water to a boil over high heat.
- Cover the pan and remove it from the heat.
- Let the eggs stand in the hot water for 10 minutes.
- Drain the hot water and run cold water over the eggs until they are cool to the touch.
- Peel the eggs and chop them into small pieces.
- In a medium bowl, combine the chopped eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper.
- If desired, stir in the NouBess hot and spicy sauce.
- Fold in the turkey bacon bits.
- Spread the egg salad mixture onto one slice of bread.
- If desired, top with lettuce and tomato.
- Place the other slice of bread on top and cut the sandwich in half.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.
Nutrition info is automatically generated and provided as a courtesy and as an estimate only.