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Beyond the Boil: Creative Uses for Leftover Easter Eggs

Easter brings joy, family gatherings, and…a mountain of hard-boiled eggs. While these protein powerhouses are a fridge staple, they can quickly become monotonous. But as great as a simple hard boiled egg with salt and pepper is, there are so many more ways to make them more interesting, tasty, and flavorful.

If you are looking for inspiration, here are a few delicious ways to use leftover Easter eggs that will leave you feeling full and satisfied that you aren’t letting those easter eggs go to waste.

First up, a classic with a twist: Deviled Eggs. Starting with mashed egg yolks mixed with mayonnaise, mustard and a little salt, this endlessly adaptable dish allows customization to your taste. For a touch of heat, add pickled jalapeños. Craving a savory punch? Include crumbled bacon or a sprinkle of steak seasoning. Pipe the creamy yolk mixture back into the egg halves for an elegant presentation, and prepare to impress.

Egg Salad Sandwiches are another fantastic option. Chopped eggs combine with mayonnaise and mustard for a nutritious sandwich bursting with flavor. Elevate this simple lunch by adding Parmesan cheese, red or yellow bell peppers, dill pickles or chives to the mixture for a delightful textural contrast.

Looking for a more substantial meal? Cobb Salad is your answer. This vibrant dish is a symphony of textures and tastes. Mixed salad greens, tender chicken breast, creamy avocado, and juicy cherry tomatoes mingle with chopped hard-boiled eggs, creating a flavor explosion. Don’t forget the crumbled blue cheese for a salty kick!

Finally, Potato Salad provides the perfect canvas for leftover Easter eggs. Boiled and cubed potatoes are tossed with mustard, mayonnaise, chopped pickles, green olives, celery, and red onion. The chopped eggs add pops of protein and color, making this side dish as visually appealing as it is delicious.

So, this year, don’t relegate those hard-boiled eggs to the back of the refrigerator. With a little creativity, you can transform them into healthy and delectable dishes that will leave you feeling satisfied and resourceful.

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