When was the last time you looked up instructions for a hard-boiled egg? In making this Spicy Lime Paleo Egg Salad, I thought I should look into how to make the perfect hard-boiled egg instead of ending up with that over-cooked, dry egg with the grey ring… The answer I kept finding involved covering the eggs with at least an inch of water above them, bringing the water to a boil and then letting it sit for 6-10 minutes depending on how cooked you want it. I don’t remember this being the way, and as many times as I tried I would always get distracted (watching The Walking Dead on the PVR, fishing out stuffed olives from a jar that was frustratingly narrow, or reading email updates from other paleo blogs), and missed when the water began boiling (that much water takes a while to get going), throwing the timing off each time.
No good. So I’m going with the old way: Boil for 7-10 minutes. I didn’t have an inch of water covering them, maybe only half an inch, so it didn’t take as long to boil. Maybe they’re not the “perfect” hard-boiled egg, but they were great! So there. Probably saved me 10 minutes.
I found a great tool, actually (this is the best egg timer ever):
Happy Easter! Oh man, it’s April… In my family it’s Birthday Season. My brother-in-law. My sister. Both of my Dad’s birthdays (one Dad, two birthdays – don’t ask). I used to have to deal with my ex-gf’s b-day and anniversary as well, but at least that’s not an issue now.
Birthday season sneaks up on my every year!!! You’d think I’d be better prepared by now.
Any gift ideas? I don’t think I can get away with dedicating this recipe to all of them (especially since my sister is not an egg or mayo fan – although after 3 decades I was finally able to sell her on my omelettes!).
Spicy Lime Paleo Egg Salad
- Yield: 2-3 servings 1x
This should make 2-3 servings depending on how full you make the lettuce.
- 5 eggs (hard boiled)(I cooked 6 so that I could just eat one…)
- 2–3 Tbsp paleo mayo (I used 3 Tbsp of Nom Nom’s)
- 1/2–1 green chili peppers (finely diced)
- 2 Tbsp lime juice
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 medium dill pickle (finely chopped)
- 4–6 leaves iceberg lettuce
- paleo sweetener to taste (Use just a tiny amount. I used 1/8 tsp coconut nectar. We just want a hint of sweetness)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Use a fork to coarsely mash up eggs in a mixing bowl.
- Mix in paleo mayo, chili, lime, garlic, pickle, sweetener, salt and pepper.
- Stack two leaves of lettuce, and fill with 1/3-1/2 of egg mixture.
- Fold edges of inner leaf in on itself forming an envelope, and then the same with the outer leaf.
- Repeat with remaining leaves.
- Take large bite. Now take a photo and put it on Instagram @theprimaldesire. I’m not a fan of them, but if you’re into using filters, go for it.
Ruth Parsad says
Happy Easter, Raj and Holley. Just want to point out that Dad’s second birthday is a couple of months away. Gives a little leeway on a gift for him!
I am looking forward to trying this recipe sometime. Lime with eggs will be a new combination.
By the way, it must be an anniversary for the Primal Desire. Great first year! Can hardly wait to see what develops in the second year!
Thanks Mom. Happy Easter to you too. Yeah, I was thinking after that maybe his other one was a little later.
The Primal Desire’s birthday is this month! The 14th! We haven’t organized a birthday party yet, but just like any 1st birthday, the celebration is for everyone else than for The Primal Desire. Maybe next year we’ll get everyone together for a surprise party. Everyone.
Hey Raj. Love the blog! Just looked at it today. Hi to Holly. I’m trying to do Paleo myself.
I was just looking at your email regarding photo use. Would love to help if I can.
If you or your wife need help or answers with paleo you can always contact us.
I bet you miss looking at my meals in the staff room, eh buddy? Hehe