15 Recipes for Your Leftover Easter Eggs that Go Way Beyond Egg Salad Sandwiches
Now that Easter brunch and the big egg hunt is over...what to do with your carton of leftover hardboiled eggs? Eat them, of course! As long as you've kept your eggs refrigerated before and after showcasing your masterful dyeing handiwork, you can still use the tasty goodness hiding inside those painted shells. And don't think hard boiled eggs can only be repurposed into egg salad and deviled eggs — these 15 recipes prove there's more than one way to put those holiday treats to good use.
We couldn’t pass up Brown Eyed Baker’s recipe for a special egg salad sandwich. She uses lemon juice, red onion, dijon, and parsley for added flavor.
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Open Face Salmon Sandwich
The fresh salmon and sliced eggs make the Steamy Kitchen’s open face sandwich a treat, but it’s Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s sweet mustard sauce topping that puts it, well, over the top!
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Tuna Nicoise Salad
You can throw almost anything into a tuna nicoise salad, but the main staples are tuna fish, hard boiled eggs, and green beans. Make the classic French classic version with this recipe from The Kitchn.
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If you’ve never had a Scotch Egg before — which by the way, has English origins! — give this easy-to-follow recipe from Simply Delicious Food a try. It’s basically everything you want for breakfast in one bite: Sausage wrapped around a hard boiled egg and topped with peppers.
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Tuna Pasta Salad
Hard boiled eggs add great texture and a mild creaminess (thanks to the yolk!) to this pasta salad. Try Table for Two’s version for a post-Easter lunch.
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Potato salad is another salad fit for pairing with eggs. Mix your leftover Easter eggs in with your spuds, some spice, and mayo, like this version from Simply Scratch.
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This traditional Israeli sandwich is made with a whole lot of egg — from fried eggplant to the hard boiled kind. You’ll love this version from Big Girls Small Kitchen, with its crusty bread and addictive tahini sauce.
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Don’t worry if you didn’t infuse your Easter eggs with tea — The Healthy Foodie’s maple pork stew tastes just as good paired with plain hard boiled eggs.
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Avocado Almondaise Tartines
Love and Lemons has managed to capture everything we love about spring and put it on one slice of bread! You’ll love these fresh, creamy toasts topped with avocado, egg, and a nutty almond sauce.
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Since you’ve already got the eggs ready, this really is curry in a hurry. This vegetarian dish from Cara’s Cravings is full of rich, aromatic flavors.
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Egg Salad BLT
Taste and Tell has found a way to one-up egg salad — top it with crispy bacon, lettuce, and fresh tomatoes.
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Southwestern Cobb Salad
Cobb salad and hard boiled eggs go hand-in-hand. We especially love this version from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, which adds Southwestern flare with black beans, avocado and yellow pepper salsas, plus ham and zesty lime chicken. ,
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Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches
Skip the drive through lines and make your own breakfast sandwich in minutes. Just follow Foodie Crush’s recipe for sliced eggs, bacon, and cheese on fresh southern-style biscuits.
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Sliced Egg and Avocado Smorrebod
If you celebrated both Easter and Passover, this is the perfect use for both your matzo and egg leftovers! Five and Spice tops matzo-like sheets with leftover eggs, creamy avocado, and pickled red onions.
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Asparagus Salad with Egg Mimosa
Put a spring in your step with this asparagus salad. The greens are topped with chopped eggs and an oniony vinaigrette, from Lick My Spoon.
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