Egg Salad with Wholewheat Croutons and Salsa Verde


This spring salad is really a WINNER. So simple and quick to prepare with easy to obtain ingredients and so delicious. I use salsa verde for the salad as I have some ready in the fridge, but a herb vinaigrette, or honey and mustard dressing would be great as well.
Salsa VerdeSalad
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Parsley , roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp Basil, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp Capers, drained and rinsed
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 Anchovies
  • 1 Lemon, zested and juiced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 Eggs, hard-boiled
  • 1 handful Baby greens
  • 6 Cherry radishes, each cut into 6 wedges
  • 1 tbsp Finely chopped parsley
  • 1-2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Some wholewheat bread, cut into inch dices

  1. Put olive oil, the herbs, capers, garlic, mustard, anchovies, lemon zest, and the lemon juice in a food processor. Blend until well mixed. Season with salt and pepper. Chill until ready for use.
  2. Place the eggs in a small pan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Simmer uncovered for 5-8 minutes, depending on the desired doneness. Drain, rinse in cold water until cold enough to handle.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Add in diced bread and toast until they are lightly browned and crunchy.
  4. Divide the baby greens and cherry radish wedges into two serving plates. Peel eggs. Coat each with chopped parsley and slice into half. Arrange them on the serving plates. Spoon some prepared salsa verde over and scatter the croutons over. Drizzle with a bit of balsamic cream if desired.

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77 comments:

Victor 1/5/11 06:34

I love adding croutons in salads. Looks refreshing and delicious!

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Anne 1/5/11 06:41

What a beautiful and inviting salad! Great for upcoming spring and summer meals! Anchovies, radishes, eggs, croutons....perfect! : )

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Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 1/5/11 07:54

Mm love the flavorful salsa verde. This looks like a wonderful salad, Angie!

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 1/5/11 10:34

Wonderful and so summery! Perfect with salasa verde.

Cheers,

Rosa

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FOODESSA 1/5/11 11:41
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FOODESSA 1/5/11 11:42

Although a simple salad dressing is what I usually pour on my salad, I confess to a sinfully prepared mustard and honey dressing...I need to hold back...I consider it a treat ;o)
Now, a salsa verde has brought up my antenna on something that I've never tried on salad...it only makes sense...and I'm sure it must be delizioso.

Have a great week ahead Angie.
Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

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sangeeta 1/5/11 12:12

Lovely gorgeous salad and so healthy...any time meal for me :)

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kitchen flavours 1/5/11 12:13

Lovely! And I have eggs have always been a favourite of mine in a salad. Would be great to have some of this!

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megi 1/5/11 12:29

What a gorgeous salad, it looks very pretty and refresing! Perfect for spring and summer.

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thecompletecookbook 1/5/11 13:02

This has to be the most decadent egg salad recipe I have seen,
:-) Mandy

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Nisrine Merzouki 1/5/11 13:46

Radishes, eggs, whole wheat croutons.. This is such a wholesome salad. LOoove it!

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Belinda @zomppa 1/5/11 14:25

Gotta say, love that touch of the salsa verde!

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Lizzy 1/5/11 14:36

What a fabulous spring salad! And such a perfect photo! I need to pick up some greens at the market...you've inspired me :)

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Joanne 1/5/11 14:58

Salsa verde combined with eggs sounds addictive! I would never have thought to combine the two!

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Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook 1/5/11 15:01

Great looking salad! Salsa verde is such a nice change from dressing, I love it! Will have to try this one very soon!

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Gloria 1/5/11 15:45

I love salads with eggs, look amazing Angie, gloria

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 1/5/11 15:52

Delightful looking salad and your salsa verde sounds like a delicious dressing. I need to be making more dinner salads after the indulgences of the holiday and birthday celebrations recently! This one sounds like a perfect way to start.

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Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen 1/5/11 16:05

I've never had egg salad before but it looks and sounds delicious! I'll have to give it a try one day :)

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Faith 1/5/11 16:10

Such a beautiful salad! I love the different flavors and textures going on in it.

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Biren @ Roti n Rice 1/5/11 16:30

Salsa verde with eggs...what a good idea! Sounds delicious!

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Martha (MM) 1/5/11 16:55

So light and delicious! A perfect spring or summer meal.

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Parsley Sage 1/5/11 17:16

Brilliant salad. Still getting used to the idea of eating salad in the first place but with yummy recipes like this its getting easier and easier :) Lovely croutons as well! Thanks for sharing

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Mary 1/5/11 17:18

Angie, this is a wonderful salad. I love the additional freshness the salsa brings to your dish. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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Vimitha Anand 1/5/11 17:19

Refreshing and tummy-filling salad...

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Anncoo 1/5/11 18:26

Beautiful and healthy salad as usual. Always looks so perfect :)

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pigpigscorner 1/5/11 18:31

Simple and delicious! Great for Summer!

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Claudia 1/5/11 19:18

The salsa verde is inspired and may be my new salad dressing for the summer when my herbs are in. If summer comes... we are still waiting on spring. With the eggs for some protein this would be the grandest lunch.

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Barbara 1/5/11 19:43

Croutons add the perfect touch to a salad...that lovely crunch! This looks marvelous, Angie. Your salsa verde recipe is wonderful.

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Elisabeth 1/5/11 21:20

Angie-I love salsa verde...never incorporated it with hard boiled eggs in a salad, with whole wheat croutons. So genius!!!!
Love your version of the salsa verde! I usually use it for enchiladas, but for a salad?...great idea, as well!
Thanks for the "tip"...and you caring, as well!
xoxo

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Lisa H. 2/5/11 01:03

definitely a WINNER... love the colour.

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My Little Space 2/5/11 02:09

Yes, the croutons is a great addition! The salad looks fantastic. Simple & delicsh. Hope you're having a great week ahead.
Kristy

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5 Star Foodie 2/5/11 04:52

An excellent salad, love the salsa verde here.

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Sanjeeta kk 2/5/11 05:08

Love the Salsa verde! Beautiful salad, Angie.

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Priya 2/5/11 08:54

Wat a beautiful salad, simply irresistible..

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Foodafok 2/5/11 11:03

Did I mention how good it looks?

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Ivy 2/5/11 13:29

A great way to use leftover Easter dyed egges. I love salads with eggs and this one is definitely a keeper.

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girlichef 2/5/11 14:44

This is the perfect lunch for a gorgeous Spring day...beautiful!

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A SPICY PERSPECTIVE 2/5/11 14:45

Mmmmm! I LOVE salsa verde. I bet it makes the salad.

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Jenn 2/5/11 15:11

Ok... I want that right now! Look at you making an egg salad look all fancy-shmancy :) YUM!!!

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Pacheco Patty 2/5/11 15:17

I would love this salad for lunch with the salsa verde on the side. I'm going to try your salsa verde recipe, I just love the herbs;-)

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Rebecca from Chow and Chatter 2/5/11 16:06

love this salad I love all your salads looks great

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Min {Honest Vanilla} 2/5/11 16:41

Some days are just meant to be simple yet wonderful! :)

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Katerina 2/5/11 16:43

I eat many salads during weekdays so any suggestion is more than welcomed. This one sure looks very appetizing!

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Lyndsey ~The Tiny Skillet~ 2/5/11 16:48

It's a beautiful salad. I love the simplicity of it! Yum...could I have some right now please?

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RavieNomNoms 2/5/11 17:31

That is my kind of salad, look so yummy and satisfying! I am normally not a crouton girl, but if they are wholewheat I think I could splurge on that :-)

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Lauren 2/5/11 17:33

adore the salsa ingredients, yum. I am scared of my food processor (long story) may need to try this in vitamix.

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Rylan Ty 2/5/11 18:38

Angie, the salsa verde would definitely be perfect for this! I'll give your recipe a try and also try it with some of my salads. Lately, I've been eating too much salads and I'm sure would be a wonderful way to give my salads a new spin! Yum, that's for sure!

By the way, the presentation with the radish wedges on the side is fantastic! I love that idea! Fabulous, Angie!

Now, I'm just waiting to get invited for lunch! Wait, I get more food for dinner!

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Tanantha 2/5/11 19:12

I agree this is so simple and it's a winner!! simplicity always wins me over

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Juliana 3/5/11 00:09

Angie, this is a beautiful salad...and it sure makes a great meal. Love all the ingredients in it, specially the anchovy. Have a great week ahead :-)

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grace 3/5/11 00:42

i love those capers in your salsa verde! this is a tasty salad, angie, just full of exciting textures and flavors!

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aipi 3/5/11 00:53

This looks just too pretty - couldn't take my eyes off!! I have to try this salad :)
US Masala

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Jo 3/5/11 02:32

Angie, this looks absolutely delicious. Simple and delightful to the eye.

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Reeni 3/5/11 03:36

What a vibrant and delicious salad! I love the salsa verde to add a bright pop of flavor.

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OysterCulture 3/5/11 05:25

This salad sounds just so tasty, love the addition of the salsa verde. What genius

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Cherine 3/5/11 08:11

A gorgeous healthy salad! I love it!

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maameemoomoo - a ½ food blog 3/5/11 08:58

SALAD! *gulp*

I really need a neighbour like you, Angie. Hahaa!

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Christine@Christine's Recipes 3/5/11 09:12

A very nice and healthy dish to welcome Spring. Love it.

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25BAR 3/5/11 11:21

That looks delicious!

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alwayswinner786 3/5/11 13:27

I love the use of whole wheat croutons in this salad and a perfect flavorful salsa verde! Delicious simple salad for any weeknights!

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lena 3/5/11 18:47

angie, truly appetising salad! i love all the ingredients here!

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Cheah 3/5/11 18:59

This is indeed refreshing and healthy!

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Sense of Home Kitchen 3/5/11 19:09

This salad looks amazing, especially now when we are all trying to eat lighter. I am especially interested in the salsa verde.

~Brenda

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Ananda Rajashekar 3/5/11 19:22

i'm sold out for your first pic! i could binge on it right away :)

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Maria 3/5/11 20:03

I love the sound of this salad, the combination of flavours is just perfect!

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Kate@Diethood 3/5/11 20:05

Angie, I am loving that salad! Especially the salsa verde....that is just yummy!!

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sweetlife 3/5/11 22:45

stunning plate, ove the salsa verde!!

sweetlife

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Ashlea Taylor 4/5/11 04:23

What a lovely spring salad! Love croutons and love salads that I can take the egg yolk out of. Perfect for me and egg eaters!

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Magic of Spice 4/5/11 18:09

Salsa verde brings such a refreshing flavor to this salad, love it!

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Joy 4/5/11 18:15

That looks just lovely.

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Sneha Benny 5/5/11 12:08

Simple and healthy salad !!!

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alison 5/5/11 22:10

a perfect salad for spring!:)

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donne 29/5/11 21:36

This salad looks very satisfying for me. Great recipe - thanks for sharing some of the culinary delights!

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