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Egg Salad Grazing Plate

When the holidays get tough and you need some effortless sustenance, this Egg Salad Grazing Plate satisfies for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack! Served with your favorite fruits and veggies.

The holidays are hard for many people. Not everyone has a large support system, or money for gifts, or the capacity for holiday cheer. Days like those can even be hard to feed yourself nutritious foods.

Having a go-to meal that is easy and delicious is so valuable on those days. Luckily, this Egg Salad Grazing Plate is low effort, packed with nutrients, and uses readily available ingredients to get you through the day. Creamy, crunchy egg salad is piled high and served with baby carrots, sugar snap peas, fruits, crackers, or anything else your heart desires!

The best part about this recipe is that it is totally customizable! If you have bell peppers and celery, use that or whatever else you have. Your Egg Salad Grazing Plate can be a reflection of your favorite foods. And when you eat your favorite foods, you are improving your mental health at the same time!

What is a Grazing Plate?

Popularized on Instagram, grazing plates are an assortment of fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, olives, salads, and dips that are arranged artfully on a plate. They can serve anywhere from 1-100 people. For larger crowds, you might refer to a grazing plate as a charcuterie board.

Grazing plates are perfect for one or two people and can utilize produce in the fridge that may otherwise go uneaten. Feel free to swap the egg salad for tuna salad, pasta salad, or even coleslaw. As long as you are nourishing your body during the holiday season with healthy foods, you are performing self-care.

Ingredients in an Egg Salad Grazing Plate

For the Egg Salad:

  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon dill pickle relish
  • 1 large stalk celery, diced small
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced

For the Grazing Plate:

  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • Gluten-free crackers

How to Make an Egg Salad Grazing Plate

Start by boiling your eggs. Add the water to a pot and carefully place the eggs in the water. Turn the heat to high and bring the eggs to a boil.

Boil for 5 minutes exactly. Drain the eggs.

Crack each warm egg and place into a bowl of ice water. Let sit for 2 minutes, then easily peel your eggs and chop finely.

In a medium bowl, add the mayo, sour cream, relish, celery, lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, and fresh thyme. Whisk to combine.

Add the eggs and season them with optional salt and pepper. Mix together until homogenous.

Place the egg salad in a small bowl on a plate. Decorate the plate with the baby carrots, sugar snap peas, blackberries, crackers, and anything else you’d like.

Serve immediately.

Egg Salad Grazing Plate

Egg Salad Grazing Plate

Tracy Nawara
When the holidays get tough and you need some effortless sustenance, this Egg Salad Grazing Plate satisfies for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack! Served with your favorite fruits and veggies.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

For the Egg Salad:

  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tbsp dill pickle relish
  • 1 large stalk celery, diced small
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, minced

For the Grazing Plate:

  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • Gluten-free crackers

Instructions
 

  • Start by boiling your eggs. Add the water to a pot and carefully place the eggs in the water. Turn the heat to high and bring the eggs to a boil.
  • Boil for 5 minutes exactly. Drain the eggs.
  • Crack each warm egg and place into a bowl of ice water. Let sit for 2 minutes, then easily peel your eggs.
  • In a medium bowl, add the mayo, sour cream, relish, celery, lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, and fresh thyme. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the eggs and season them with optional salt and pepper. Mix together until homogenous.
  • Place the egg salad in a small bowl on a plate. Decorate the plate with the baby carrots, sugar snap peas, blackberries, crackers, and anything else you’d like.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

This method for boiling eggs places the eggs in cold water before bringing to a boil. This allows for a cook time of 5 minutes from the moment the water begins to boil, not from the moment you turn the heat on!
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