After you’ve dyed Easter eggs, you may find yourself with a surplus of leftover hard boiled eggs on hand. We run into this problem frequently in the spring, when our backyard chickens are laying a large supply of eggs. Hard boiled eggs, peeled or unpeeled, can be refrigerated and are safe to eat for up to one week. If you’re wondering what to do with the extra eggs, here are 5 ideas on how to prepare and serve them as well as a summary on their healthful benefits.
Hard boiling and poaching have shown to be the healthiest methods of preparing eggs, as they don’t require oil or butter for cooking. Hard boiled eggs are full of vital nutrients, from muscle-building protein to metabolism-boosting B vitamins as well as vitamin D and iron. Eggs are also protein-packed. One hard boiled egg packs six grams of protein. They’re also a great food to help fight fatigue!
Here are 5 creative ways to use up those leftover hard boiled eggs.
This is a favorite way use leftover hard boiled eggs because creating deviled eggs is extremely versatile. You can add so many exciting flavors, herbs and even bits of bacon or other meat to the mixture that these eggs go far beyond appetizers or snacks. One easy trick is adding a bit of hummus to the mashed yolks. Another easy hack is to add a bit of guacamole to the mashed yolks. Here are a few other delicious ideas for your next batch of deviled eggs.
Bacon Blue Deviled Eggs With Roasted Garlic And Asparagus by How Sweet Eats
Deviled Eggs With Beets And Smoked Salmon by Little Broken
Egg salad is great because you can eat in on a bed of lettuce or as a sandwich. An easy addition to egg salad is to chop a little celery and green olives to throw into the mix. Another healthy addition is to add chopped avocado to the mix and substitute plain yogurt for the mayonnaise. Here are a few more:
Crab Egg Salad Recipe by Natasha’s Kitchen
Tarragon Egg Salad by Simply Recipes
Sliced hard boiled eggs can turn a leafy green salad into a protein-packed meal, or be used as a substantial ingredient in other types of salads. I love adding hard boiled eggs (along with bacon) to spinach salad. Here are a few that are quick and easy to make.
Green Bean And Egg Salad by Diethood
Cobb Salad by I Heart Naptime
It sounds strange, but given the right ingredients, you can slice or crumble your hard-boiled eggs on pizza toppings for a truly scrumptious flavor pairing. Here are two yummy ideas:
Portuguese Pizza by Mutt And Chops
Hard Boiled Eggs Pesto Pizza by The Zoe Blog
Hack The Classics
Repurpose those hard boiled eggs by substituting them in a classic recipe that you may already make. For example, traditional Eggs Benedict calls for poached eggs, but try using hard-boiled instead. Here’s how:
Hard Boiled Eggs Benedict Recipe by Home Cooking Memories
We all know you’re supposed to add an egg to cookie dough, but it’s usually a fresh egg, not hard-boiled, unless it’s this recipe:
Hard Boiled Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies by Cookies And Cups
Tell me your favorite way to use leftover hard boiled eggs in the comments!