Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Curried Egg Salad with Lentils and Raisins


This past month has flown by in record speed, and in a week or so another holiday will be upon us. This year we are hosting the meal and activities. They are always casual affairs. As our family has changed over the years so has our food tolerances. This year we have a few dietary restrictions to work with so I figure there are two ways to handle this. Many meals, one for each restriction or one meal that everyone can enjoy together. Still working on the menu, wish me luck!

In the meantime, the "The River Cottage Veg", cookbook by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has arrived and I have already bookmarked many recipes to try. For today's post I decided on this curried egg salad sandwich as it appealed to me in so many ways, one reason alone is the timing. The recipe calls for green lentils and plump golden raisins which transforms this simple egg salad into something pretty special. I added a couple of tablespoons of minced celery to the mix, but otherwise kept it pretty much the same.

Ingredients:

2 hard boiled eggs (coarsely chopped)
2 tablespoons mayonnaise plus extra for slathering on insides of bread
3/4 teaspoon curry powder
3 tablespoons cooked, cold green lentils
1 small hand full of golden raisins
2 tablespoons celery (minced)
4 slices of bread
Spinach (enough to top sandwiches with)

To prepare:

In a medium size bowl add eggs,2 tablespoons mayonnaise, curry powder, lentils, raisins and celery and mix, stirring gently. Taste and then season with salt and pepper. Then lightly spread mayonnaise on 1 side of each side of bread. Spread egg salad on bread, add spinach, close sandwich and cut in half.

Serves 2




Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

43 comments:

  1. I just got this cookbook also!! But haven't made anything from it yet lol. This egg salad is winning me over, though! Bah, cooking for food restrictions is hard! In the.boy's family there are a lot of nut allergies...and as it turns out I cook with nuts a LOT.

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    1. Hi Joanne, so far I'm loving this cookbook. Still have not decided what to prepare for the holiday, starting to get a little nervous!

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  2. Wow - this sounds like an awesome take on classic egg salad! Looks amazing!

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    1. Thanks Amy, if you like curry and eggs this is the way to go.

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  3. I love this fancified egg salad, full of flavors and goodness. Great recipe Cheri!

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    1. Thanks Mike, I know who would of thought...but it works.

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  4. I hard boiled eggs the other day for a cobb salad, and as I was slicing them I thought, I should really make more egg salad sandwiches. And look what you made for me today! It's like you read my mind : )

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    1. Hi Natalie, ha! isn't that funny how often that happens. We must be on the same page.

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  5. Cheri, I would only make the curried egg part as I don't eat lentils or raisins. But maybe it will work with some quinoa?

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    1. Gee, I don't see why not Tandy, quinoa goes with just about everything.

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  6. Another great cookbook to put on my wishlist, by the sounds of it! This sandwich filling sounds so healthy. What a great idea to put lentils in it!

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    1. Hi Helen, I know lentils are one of my favorite foods, my poor husband.

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  7. Lentils are so underrated--never thought about putting them in egg salad before! Brilliant and delicious-sounding thing you have going on here.

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    1. Thanks Darguole, I agree lentils are underrated.

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  8. How cool is this? I've never seen lentils in an egg salad before but it sounds like a really tasty combo.

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  9. We love curried egg sandwiches in our house and the addition of lentils sounds intriguing and delicious!

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    1. Thanks Amy, the lentils give the egg salad a little more texture, and flavor. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Wow, this would really be different! Love the idea of the raisins:@)

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    1. Thanks Lynn, the raisins bring a little sweetness and texture to this salad.

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  11. Wow this looks great

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  12. This sandwich sounds and looks awesome, Cheri. Really love the addition of lentils in egg salad. Excellent!

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  13. Love that sandwich, Cheri. Any left for me...? :) ela@GrayApron

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    1. Thanks Ela, There was not much left, maybe next time. :)

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  14. yes please!!! didn't have breakfast and now I want thiiiis so bad x

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  15. A scrumptious meal! The sandwich looks extremely tempting.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  16. I totally agree, this year - and especially this month- has just flown by! This is such a creative take on an egg salad sandwich! Yum.

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  17. Curried egg salad is one of my favorites! Love the addition of lentils!

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    1. Thanks Rachael, the lentils gave the egg salad a little more texture.

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  18. I just sent you a message instead of a comment...oops! Anyways, this looks fab! Love the curry and raisin combo :)

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    1. Thanks Alexis, I did receive both, very thoughtful. I love the curry and raisin combo as well they certainly seem to go hand in hand.

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  19. Cheri, since I have already started a series on my own on this cookbook and am getting a cookbook group started to cook through the entire book (we will begin at the beginning of May with this project) - you can guess that I love this recipe from the book!
    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Hi Andrea, yes - it is such a great book. Really enjoy his style of cooking. Would love to cook with your group. Happy week-end!

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  20. I love the idea of a curried egg salad! A delicious change from the traditional version. Adding lentils is very unique!

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    1. Thanks Reeni! the lentils added some texture to the mix.

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  21. I'm having so much fun catching up on your posts, cheri ! I got so behind with the remodel. I love the River Cottage books, but don't have this one. But I'm making this egg salad in the next few days. It's right up my alley.

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    1. Hi Susan, seems like your remodel went as planned. That's wonderful.

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  22. I love this, but I can't believe you left out the parsley! It makes the sandwich, in my opinion! LOVE River Cottage Veg!

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