Cobb Egg Salad

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Looking for a way to spruce up your classic egg salad recipe? This cobb egg salad sandwich recipe has all of the delicious flavours of a classic healthy egg salad sandwich recipe mixed with the flavours of a cobb salad. What a great recipe for lunch or even for a light dinner. Egg salad is definitely a well-known and well-loved sandwich recipe in Canada and the United States. While it's unknown who was the first person to make an egg salad sandwich, it's said that it was most likely first made in France because of the history of mayonnaise. Eggs have always been fairly affordable and nourishing which is why they are used in so many recipes. So instead of using meat which can be expensive, people would make a sandwich using chopped up eggs. Sandwiches weren't even invented until 1762 and mayonnaise sauce as it was called back then was invented in in 1756 just a few years before. Salads were made with layers of hard boiled eggs much like what we would call a Chef's salad today. So it wasn't until later on in the 1800s that egg salad sandwiches were officially created and popular.

Even today, egg salad is one of the most affordable types of sandwiches including a protein. Meat and fish are still more expensive than eggs, but eggs provide just as much protein and lots of other great vitamins and minerals. To make a healthy egg salad sandwich, you could even make your sandwich with gluten-free bread or bread made with sprouted grains for a healthier option. There are also healthier versions of mayonnaise too made with olive oil instead of canola oil. To get the healthiest eggs, the best eggs to buy are organic eggs from cage-free pasture-raised hens. The hens raised in the pasture are given a very natural lifestyle, and they aren't given antibiotics, and hormones like other factory raised chickens are. Cathy from Lemon Tree Dwelling shares that she uses Phil's Fresh Eggs which are from a family run, cage-free farm in Forreston, Illinois. The company is adamant about selling only humanely raised eggs. Their eggs come from healthy, happy chickens and they actually even taste better.

Even if you can't get your hands on Phil's Fresh Eggs specifically, you can find some organic eggs at your local grocery store or farmer's market. Just look for the words cage-free, pasture-raised, free-run, and organic on the cartons. They will cost more than other eggs, but it's totally worth it because you're supporting farms that humanely raise chickens. So once you have the perfect eggs take 6 of them out of the carton to make 4 to 6 servings of the egg salad. For this recipe since it's a spin on a cobb salad, you'll also need some bacon, tomatoes, arugula, cheddar cheese, blue cheese, mayonnaise and powdered ranch dressing. First, boil your eggs until they are hard. The easiest way to do this is to start your eggs out in a pot of water and then bring it to a boil and allow it to boil for 12 minutes. Then drain the water and run cold tap water over them until the pot cools and then let them sit in the cold water for at least 5 to 10 minutes to cool. Then chop the eggs up and put them in a bowl with the other ingredients required for this recipe and then mix well. You can then spread the mixture on bread, or in a wrap or eat on a salad. You could even eat this as a snack on some crackers too.***

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