If you’ve found all the eggs the Easter Bunny hid for your family, you’re probably wondering what to do with the leftovers. A person can only eat so many plain hard-boiled eggs, and the Easter Bunny isn’t going to hop over to collect the ones that haven’t been eaten yet.
According to the Mayo Clinic, eggs are a healthy addition to your diet – they’re packed with protein and vitamins, and one egg is only about 75 calories.
Luckily, hard-boiled eggs are a versatile food and can be used for a variety of fun salads. Here are five delicious, easy and customizable ways to use up those leftover Easter eggs:
Egg salad is a quick, easy way to use up hard-boiled eggs. Start by peeling and cutting your eggs. If you prefer a chunkier salad, chop your eggs into bigger pieces. Then, mix the pieces in a bowl with mayonnaise, salt and pepper. From there, you can add anything else you and your kids would enjoy, such as mustard, bacon bits or paprika.
For old-fashioned potato salad, start by boiling four to six potatoes (depending on the size of your family) in a pot with the skin on. Once boiled, peel and chop, and do the same with your leftover eggs. Put these ingredients in a bowl and add mayonnaise and mustard. Season with salt, pepper and onion powder. You can also add chopped onion or bacon bits to the mix.
A classic Cobb salad calls for ingredients like hard-boiled eggs, lettuce, chicken and tomatoes. Start washing your preferred lettuce, such as romaine or a leafy green mix. Then, peel and cut your eggs into slices. Prepare and cut the chicken to your liking and chop some tomatoes and onions. Mix this together in a bowl and add a dressing of your choosing. You can also add avocado, cheese and again – bacon bits.
This pasta salad is the perfect way to use leftover eggs. To make this, start by cooking some dried macaroni noodles. While this is cooking, peel and chop your eggs into small pieces. When the pasta is done, add the eggs, mayonnaise, sour cream and mustard. Season with salt, pepper, paprika and onion powder. Then, chop some celery, onion and bell pepper, and mix everything together. You can also add avocado and bacon bits.
This last recipe isn’t a salad, and it won’t call for bacon bits – well, it might. To make deviled eggs, start by peeling your eggs and slice them in half. Remove the yolks, and add them to a bowl with mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Mash up the yolks and mix. Then, scoop a dollop of the mixture into the center of your sliced eggs. Finally, top with bacon bits.