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Loaded BLT Egg Salad

This loaded BLT Egg Salad is a delicious twist on the classic! Boiled eggs are combined with creamy mayo, dijon mustard, bacon, tomatoes, and chopped arugula for a creamy, flavorful lunch that you'll love.

BLT Egg Salad

Let's talk about how this isn't your standard egg salad, shall we? I've shared my Mom's classic egg salad recipe here before, but with this recipe we are taking it up a notch! First, let's consider the bacon. In this recipe we take ALL THE BACON, and we crisp it, then drop it into a creamy salad of hard boiled eggs, mayo, arugula, tomatoes and green onion.  The ingredients for this crowd pleasing lunch staple are so simple, but combined together create a literal flavor explosion in your mouth.  I love chowing down on a big ol' bowl of this Loaded BLT Egg Salad deliciousness with my favorite gluten-free crackers, a lettuce boat, or simply on a bed of greens–it is so versatile!  This is another cold salad that requires no break room reheating, is super easy to prepare, and will make the perfect addition to your lunch time routine.  

BLT Egg Salad

One of the reasons I love cold salads like this Loaded BLT Egg Salad is that they’re so forgiving. Throw in a few more tomatoes, a little less bacon, or substitute chives for green onions and it still works—by nature I’m more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants type of cook, so recipes are always “suggestions” to me. At home, I eyeball spices, approximate amounts, and generally go with what feels right to me because it’s a chance for me to be fun and creative (and let’s face it, that part of our brain is so rarely given free reign, am I right?).  So tell me friends, are you a recipe follower or a rule breaker when it comes to cooking? I’d love to know!

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Loaded BLT Egg Salad

A unique spin on a traditional egg salad, the perfect lunch meal!

  • Author: Jess Gaertner
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10

Ingredients

  • 12 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped (click here to see Cassy's perfect hard boiled egg recipe)
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 9 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup arugula, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered depending on size

Instructions

  1. Make the dressing in a small bowl by whisking mayo and dijon together until fully incorporated.
  2. Place all remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl and then add dressing.
  3. Mix well to make sure all ingredients are combined.
  4. Keep refrigerated in an air tight container until ready to serve!
  5. ENJOY!

 

   

3 Responses to “Loaded BLT Egg Salad”

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    Mirandaposted August 17, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    SO GOOD (and I even ran out of Dijon mustard, and had to use a mix of yellow mustard and horseradish instead)! Definitely a new summer favorite. Perfect use for those fresh tomatoes and lettuce from the garden right now. Thank you!

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    Sheenam | thetwincookingproject.netposted September 24, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Love a good egg salad. This looks really tasty.

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