Sep 28, 2010

Curried Egg Salad With Arugula And Pistachios

If you don't already read/subscribe to Serious Eats, you are dumb. If you check it out now/sign up, I will forgive you. Serious Eats is an awesome foodie site that features recipes, restaurant reviews, tips & tricks, quizzes, and videos. You can sign up for newsletters or just check out the site directly. One of the columns, Dinner Tonight, features quick & easy recipes five nights a week. Last Friday's recipe was for Curried Egg Salad With Arugula And Pistachios. At first I was like, "UM that is SICK." But then I remembered how much I love eggs, arugula, and pistachios. Curry could be loved too, I guess.

The recipe sounded simple enough for me to whip after the gym - I like that. Here's my version with healthier modifications. 

What you need:

  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 4 hard-boiled egg whites, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, 0%
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • salt & pepper
Mix together eggs, whites, Greek yogurt, curry powder, and pistachios. Salt and pepper to taste. Lay over a bed of arugula. Feast! Serves 2. 

Or, if you'd like to make this a sandwich, stuff a bread thin or pita:
Yum! Don't be intimidated by the curry - it adds a twist to your typical egg salad and with all the flavor, you won't miss the mayo. At first I was surprised that the recipe calls for salt, as it was already an ingredient in my curry powder. You could leave it out, but I think it needs just a dash. The peppery arugula adds a nice bite along with a boost of Vitamin A, C, Calcium, and Iron. If arugula is too flavorful for you, add spinach to your mix.

Here is the nutritional information for half of the egg salad + 1 cup of arugula:

While I was taking pics, my roommate started cooking his dinner. Boding is a very clean eater - he eats more vegetables than anyone I know. I can't tell you how many times I've seen him eat chicken + broccoli + rice for dinner. Tonight he was out of rice. What did he have for his carb?

Funfetti cupcakes of course!

After my last post, I received a question on my Formspring page. Someone asked, 

How do you know so much about food and what's good for you?

Honestly, I just read a lot. From paid subscriptions, free magazines at grocery stores, flyers at the gym, to endless websites, I will read anything and everything health-related. I have no education in health other than what I read on my own time and from my own experiences. I am very passionate about food - for both enjoyment and nourishment. 

Magazines I read:

Websites I like:
Check 'em out! :)

Have you found any quick & easy recipes lately? Please share! 


  1. I LOOOVE egg salad! Seriously, it's one of my favorite foods. Until I a few years ago I was ashamed to admit it...I had bad memories about kids turning up their noses at my egg salad sandwiches in elementary school. Haha.

    This recipe looks fantastic! I would never have thought to add pistachios to the mix. Yum!

    I <3 your roommate simply because he loves Funfetti cupcakes. Probably the best cake mix ever invented!

  2. gotta make some eggs in the morning!! omg i wish i could have this now tho <3 how did u make this egg salad look so num num nummy!! i need to make it to find out haha <3


  3. I love how there are SO many different things you do with greek yogurt. Its amazing!

  4. That is a unique egg salad for sure. Glad it turned out so tasty. Hahah funfetti cupcakes- they round out any meal :)

  5. The curry addition is interesting- I only feel so-so about that stuff but attempting more new things with it!

  6. That's how I learn too. I love finding out everything about food. I put it in my body for cripes sakes!

  7. I really wish I could get myself to eat egg salad but I just cant. Something about cold eggs just doesn't do it for me. I bet this would be a great chicken salad.

  8. Ahhhhh I don't wanna be dumb anymore, subscribing right!

    I haven't eaten egg salad in, geez, I couldn't even tell you how long! I like the idea of adding curry spices to it though!

    I gotta check out those muffins you were talking about ;-)

  9. thanks for the new website suggestion!! I love Eating Well's website and all the magazines you named as well. I learn most of my stuff from reading, too.

    And I love that funfetti cupcakes are a part of this complete, balanced meal ;)

  10. I've never heard of Serious Eats but I will definitely check it out. I LOVE Fit Sugar and Yum Sugar.

    I used to buy a ton of food/fitness magazines, but now I just go on websites instead. It's a huge time waster. :P

  11. Oh my goodness, I love all of the ingredients! I think this sounds so good! I will most certainly try this! I am actually really excited about it! haha not weird right?

  12. Your blog is fab! I've never thought about eggs and curry as a combination before. It looks great!

  13. Funfetti cupcakes are naked! They need the funfetti icing:)

    Curry is something I was so freaked to try but it turned out to be amazing.

    I find a lot of good recipes from Weight Watchers oddly enough.

  14. I need to start on the funfetti cake.

  15. Please forgive me, I didn't know about Serious Eats until now! I can TOTALLY get down with easy/healthy/yummy recipes. I'm ATTEMPTING to cook more...we'll see how THAT goes! And ohmygosh, your roomie sounds so healthy! I wish my bf could get on a veggie kick.

  16. I loved your roommate's dinner. My boys would have been all over that as their carb for dinner! I guess he covered all the food groups!

  17. I haven't even heard of that site. Thanks for sharing it!!

  18. Zucchini, Squash and Black Bean Quesadilla:

    2 whole wheat torts
    Chopped Zucchini
    Chopped Squash
    about 1/2 cup black beans
    Cheese ( I used laughing cow cheese or goat cheese)
    Heat up on a pan or grill until cheese is melted. Use greek yogurt and salsa for a side.

    Or for breakfast some variation of over night oats as seen here:

  19. 1 cup of vanilla sugar free pudding.
    2 tbsp of canned pumpkin


    add a dash of nutmeg and cinnamon to your liking...and enjoy!

    best. snack. ever.

  20. this looks so delicious!! thanks for sharing a great recipe.

  21. Thanks for the heads up on some great sites!

  22. i know you said don't be intimidated by the curry...but it truly does scare me. ack. i don't think i like curry.

    funfetti makes everything better. i'm convinced.

    andddd, serious eats is a seriously good site!

  23. Yummm saving this for sure!! Ooh and I love all those mags :)

  24. OMG, your first sentence made me laugh out loud! And I must be dumb, because I haven't been at that site for ages - I'll have to check it out again!

  25. girl im on an egg CRAZEEEEEEE!!! I adore you. come cook for me in clemson!!!

  26. HAHAH I love that he ate funfetti cupcakes for carbs :D I'm definitely going to check out that site! Have a great day :)

  27. That looks awesome girl! And I'm off to check out Serious Eats now...:)

  28. I love curry in just about anything so this sounds really good.

    I get asked the same thing about how I know so much about nutrition and what not..of course it's my major, but other than that there are tons and tons of good sites out there. I follow a lot of the ones you mentioned. If it's something you love, you'll spend you free time "researching" it. :P

  29. I love Serious Eats. I've never had egg salad with pistachios!

  30. That sounds so delish! I am a big fan of curry. I could pretty much eat curried anything. And, by the way, I am so jealous that you have such an awesome roomie. Aren't guy roommates the best? Best two roomies I've ever had for sure.

    Oh- and for a fun (and amazingly YUMMO) recipe, check out my pumpkin pizza on my recipes listings. I know, it sounds scary weird, but trust'll rock your world :)

  31. That egg salad sounds way yummy!! I'll have to give it a go...

  32. I love curry and I love egg salad. This sounds wonderful.

  33. Girl, I don't know what you're talking about that curry egg salad looks great!

  34. ah yes, love adding curry spices to my egg salad! plain Turmeric is a great addition too! I have a recipe for "almost eggless" egg salad on my site that you might like!

  35. Thanks for the site list - love those mags!

    I'm all for some curry - this looks yummy - like it in the sammy!