Meatless Monday: Artichoke and Egg Salad Sandwiches

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You may have seen my Facebook update, but this weekend I took advantage of the less-than-stellar July weather (in the 40’s at night, seriously!?). I spent much of the weekend in the kitchen making serious strides on cookbook #2. With less than 2 weeks (!) until cookbook #1 is released, it’s important to keep trucking away on my gluten-free cookbook endeavor….which, can be challenging.

I made some biscuits that tasted like crumbly, dry salt…but my seconds attempt was a masterpiece! A little perseverance earned me a winning biscuit recipe. Same goes for the cookies I made. The first batch were a little too doughy, but the second batch…well, they were inhaled by a group of people at a cookout last night. Their praises were sung, so…it’s a keeper.

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I also whipped together a breakfast cake recipe that was the effortless surprise of the weekend. It was the one recipe I wasn’t so sure about…but in the end, it was a true gem. Healthy to boot, too! I also created a little something with key limes that included a crust that others complimented, as well as some raw breakfast truffles that will accompany my coffee this morning. I’ve prepared a gluten-free smorgasbord for my friend at work to try – I have coined him my personal taste tester. It’s a good thing we’ve got going on because he’s good for a very candid opinion which is exactly what I need.

Needless to say, I hadn’t left my kitchen other than for a brief grocery shopping trip yesterday and I had logged nearly 9,000 steps by 3pm. Who says cooking and baking isn’t a workout? Who knew my kitchen had enough territory to log such impressive step totals? Not I.

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By the time dinner rolled around and it was time to go to someone else’s home for dinner, I was ecstatic. No cooking? Excellent! No dishes? Even better! Ribs on the grill, yes please!

But today, for you, a vegetarian delight. Considering you can purchase boiled eggs or use leftover eggs in this recipe, it is truly no-bake/no-cook. It is what my mother refers to as a “gather and assemble” meal. While I normally try to give a bit more effort to meals, this was a welcome change. Plus, I had leftover eggs from that killer Grilled Vegetable Panzanella.

For something different, and lightened up, this Artichoke and Egg Salad Sandwiches were light, refreshing, and delicious!

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Artichoke and Egg Salad Sandwiches
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Serves: 4
 
Classic egg salad...lightened up and with artichokes. There's nothing not to love about this exotic sandwich spread!
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz) can artichokes, drained and chopped
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • ⅓ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup lowfat mayonnaise
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 8 slices 100% whole wheat bread
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the arichokes, eggs, yogurt, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper, mixing well to gently combine.
  2. Toast the bread in a traditional toaster or toaster oven to desired doneness.
  3. Spread a heaping ½ cup of the artichoke-egg salad on each of 4 slices of toast, topping with a second slice. Serve immediately.
Notes
Recipe adapted from All Recipes
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 sandwich Calories: 309 Fat: 10.3 Carbohydrates: 43.0 Sugar: 7.8 Sodium: 762 Fiber: 7.8 Protein: 16.3 Cholesterol: 144

 I present to the hospital board tonight and I am just SLIGHTLY nervous. And by slightly, I mean very. Here we goooo!

Be well,

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7 Comments

  1. July 29, 2013 / 7:05 am

    Just got the e-mail that said your cookbook would be shipped SOON!!! Oh I seriously can’t WAIT to have it in my hands!!
    I posted a meatless recipe today too, which contained eggs of course (I couldn’t live without eggs. Artichokes too, I love them!). Great recipe nicole (and impressive workout strategy this weekend!)

    • Nicole, RD
      Author
      July 29, 2013 / 8:06 am

      (!!) Was the email from Amazon? If you don’t mind forwarding it, I’d love to see. Eep!

  2. July 29, 2013 / 12:27 pm

    I know, this weather is so crazy! I was glad that the rain held out on my trip to Chicago – so fun. Hooray for not having to cook last night though! You will do fine at your presentation, I just know it. 😀

  3. Kristin
    July 29, 2013 / 2:37 pm

    Looks good! I also received an Amazon email saying the cookbook would arrive by the 1st. Good luck with the Board.

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